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The CLC Part II (Canada Labour Code Part II) makes each department responsible for managing its Health & Safety requirements within a specific framework of policy and standards.
Under CLC Part II it is the employer’s responsibility to post all information pertaining to health and safety in an area most likely to be seen by all workers.
The framework established by CLC Part II legislation provides the opportunity for the Health & Safety Committee to venture forward and fashion, “in their own words,” a means to assist and ensure compliance in departmental communication regarding Health and Safety in the workplace.
There is no "quick fix" to problems associated with Health and Safety, nor should it be seen as a cosmetic fix that represents something that the department is not. In developing Health and Safety related policies and procedures, one must examine the department's past, its present situation, and where it wants to be. It involves long-range planning and represents an integral part of a well thought out strategy.
“Health and Safety encompasses much more than someone wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), or posting a safety sign on the wall. It needs to be central to departmental beliefs and be part of an institution's management function.”
Designing and implementing Health & Safety policies and procedures is critical to the well being of all employees in the workplace. It is essential to obtain the support of senior management, both for its creation, as well as its maintenance.
The fundamental idea behind a Department/Business Health and Safety Program is that everything the institution does, should project a clear idea of what the institutions values are. Managing Health and Safety means taking a comprehensive view of the day-to-day activities and working out how these tasks can be accomplished safely.
Canada Labour Code – Part II, “Regulations Respecting Occupational Safety and Health Made Under Part II of the Canada Labour Code” (dated January 2003)
It can be said that every organization, regardless of size, addresses Health and Safety in ‘some way, shape, or form,’ and it is either formal or informal. The question is whether an organization manages its Health and Safety in the most effective and decisive manner possible, and how this information is made known to each member of the organization. Finally, how do those for whom it has been prepared, accept and respect this information?
Our industry, until now, has lacked a total system that worked for those diligent in addressing their workplace Health and Safety Communications. Much of which has been seen in the past was considered by many as incomplete, or worse, not even available. Clients were left to piece together a Health & Safety communication system for their department/business based on the government regulations they are governed by. With the level of time and commitment required to conquer this monumental task, the best efforts of the individual’s responsible (Employers and Health & Safety Committee members) are, for the most part, not recognized in the ‘final product’ they assembled.
In understanding the importance of compliance and issues surrounding Health and Safety within the workplace today, Talott First Aid & Safety took it upon itself to create a division called HealthandSafetyBoards.com to not only develop, but also to bring to market the first complete, professionally designed, and commercially available system known as the WPCC™ Family of Health and Safety Communication Boards.
All the WPCC™ Health and Safety Communication Boards are designed with a layout that maintains a coherent, and corporate Health & Safety image as a whole, while providing scope to individual departments to address and express their internal Health & Safety concerns and policies.
The WPCC™ Health and Safety Communications Board is intended to shift CLC Part II from a compliance/task to one that is results oriented. This new approach not only reflects in shorter organized meetings generated by proactive Health & Safety Committee members, but also a clearer way of conveying organized Health and Safety information to all employees.
The WPCC™ Family of Health and Safety Communication Boards support a reasonable effort for the safety of the employees on behalf of the employer. The days of everyone trying to figure out what they need, what they require, the law, their responsibilities, and where to find it, are over!
How it is Communicated
The WPCC™ Health and Safety Communication Boards are designed as a bilingual (English and French) modular safety management technology for housing, maintaining all the required health and safety information, plus equipment specific to the work environment in which it has been installed.
The WPCC™ technology consists of:
Easily identifiable, recognizable, and interactive, the WPCC™ Family of Health and Safety Communication Boards have been designed to:
- Assist clients in initiating good housekeeping standards
- Maintain the necessary materials in good repair
- Have all these items easily accessible for all employees
All of the above are the responsibility of the employer under the CLC Part II Act and other Provincial Legislations.
What this Means to You
The WPCC™ family of products takes the guesswork out of Health and Safety responsibilities.
- Workers - have an ease for understanding their rights and responsibilities
- Employers - have an ease for ensuring compliance to legislation
- Government inspector - have an ease for investigating employer/department compliance
HealthandSafetyBoards.com assists the individuals who are responsible for ensuring their workplace is compliant. The days of everyone trying to figure out what they need, what they require, the law, their responsibilities, and where to find it, are over!
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