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Rights & Responsibilities 

As an employer, it is your safety responsibility to:

  • provide a safe workplace;
  • provide equipment and machinery of safe design and in safe condition;
  • appoint competent supervisor(s) who set performance standards and ensure safe work procedures are followed;
  • inform workers of their rights, responsibilities and duties;
  • provide adequate job training;
  • train workers on any potential hazards; how to safely use, handle, store and dispose of hazardous substances; and how to handle emergencies;
  • supply personal protective equipment and make sure workers know how to use equipment safely and properly;
  • support and participate in the Occupational Health and Safety committee;
  • meet First Aid standards; and
  • report workplace incidents and injuries to the WSCC (as required by legislation).