Every workplace accident, illness or dispute is a cost to your business, as well as a cost to injured individuals and their families. As a business owner, you are responsible for the health and safety of everyone who does work for you or comes into your worksite. This includes employees, as well as contractors, visitors and volunteers.
An employer is not alone in the responsibility to create a safe workplace. Employees also have specific responsibilities to help you achieve this. Having employees participate in health and safety can help to improve the work environment for employees and the productivity of your business. Participation enables your employees to take responsibility for their own health and safety rather than relying on the “safety officer” or you as the employer.
This section takes you through the steps of: