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What does safety compliance mean?

February 22, 20232 min read

Safety compliance, in the context of WorkSafeBC, refers to the act of following and adhering to safety regulations and guidelines that are designed to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Compliance involves identifying and controlling workplace hazards, providing appropriate safety training and education to workers, and implementing safety policies and procedures.

In British Columbia, compliance with safety regulations is required by law under the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, and workers have a right to refuse work that they believe is unsafe.

Specifically, safety compliance in WorkSafeBC involves complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, which sets out specific requirements for workplace health and safety in British Columbia. These requirements include, but are not limited to, requirements for hazard identification and assessment, hazard control, worker training and education, and incident investigation and reporting.

To achieve safety compliance, employers must implement effective health and safety programs that include hazard identification and control, incident investigation and reporting, worker training and education, and regular inspections and audits. Employers must also ensure that they have appropriate policies and procedures in place to manage incidents and emergencies.

Workers also have a responsibility to comply with safety regulations and guidelines, and to report any safety concerns or hazards to their employer. By working together to promote safety compliance, employers and workers can create a safe and healthy workplace that is free from hazards and injuries.

Overall, safety compliance is an essential aspect of workplace safety, and it is important for employers and workers to understand and comply with safety regulations and guidelines in order to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

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