Occupational Health & Safety legislation makes each organization responsible for managing its Health & Safety requirements within a specific framework of policy and standards.
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 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 their organizations’ 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 organization is not. In developing Health and Safety related policies and procedures, one must examine the organization’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 Personal Protective Equipment, or posting a safety sign on the wall. It needs to be central to the organizations’ 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 organization’s Health and Safety Program is that everything the institution does should project a clear idea of what the institution’s 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.
You don’t just hang a Health & Safety Notice board on the wall and forget about it.
Your Health & Safety Communication Notice board should become the fundamental means to broadcast your organization’s continued commitment to H&S in the workplace.
Your Health and Safety vision should not only encompass the mandatory legislative posting requirements, it should clearly outline the objective and targets from your organizations Health and Safety Continuous Improvement Plan.
Safety subject matters such as:
- Workplace Hazards,
- Safe Work Operating Procedures,
- Preventive Maintenance Initiatives,
- Workplace Inspections,
- Employee Awareness & Training,
- Safety Talks, and
- Workplace Health and Wellness Program
are the underpinnings that support an organization’s written Health & Safety Policy Statement. Dedicating the necessary time, planning, consideration, along with the physical and financial resources to these areas create a solid foundation for an organization to continuously improve upon.
Effective workplace Health & Safety is your organization’s commitment fully supported by all the necessary actions to ensure every worker returns home safe every day.
In understanding the importance of compliance and issues surrounding Health and Safety within the workplace, in 2001 HealthandSafetyBoards.com was created by Taras (Terry) Tesla who pioneered the development and brought to market the first complete, professionally designed, and commercially available system known as the WPCC™ Family of Health and Safety Communication Boards.
All WPCC™ Health and Safety Communication Boards are designed with our trademark layout that maintains a coherent and corporate Health & Safety image as a whole, while providing scope to individual organizations to address and express their internal Health & Safety concerns and policies.
The WPCC™ Health and Safety Communications Board is designed to shift Occupational Health and Safety Regulations from a compliance/task system to one that is results oriented. Our 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!
The WPCC™ Health and Safety Communication Boards are designed as a bilingual (English and French) modular safety management technology for housing and maintaining all the required health and safety information, plus equipment specific to the work environment in which it has been installed.
We remain the leader in the industry we pioneered as we continue to tackle our clients’ needs. There is a never ending requirement for new and innovative functional products.