Simply put, professional drivers have to be more careful than other people on the road. Canadian law holds them to a higher standard of care for driving safely.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in BC. Every year, 23 people die in a workplace motor vehicle crash and another 1,290 workers are injured.
A new tool kit is available online for smaller employers to build awareness of keeping people as safe as they can be at the roadside.
An employer must reassess first aid requirements “whenever a significant change affecting the assessment occurs in the employer’s operations” – which happens all the time in the film industry.
The prime contractor at a worksite is responsible for the safety of all workers and people on the site. This is especially important on construction sites, where there are often workers from several different trades working simultaneously.
The online First Aid Training Providers list, most recently updated December 2014, is a valuable resource for BC workers and employers who need to find service in their communities.
If the worker has an accident, and the employer knew (or even encouraged) the use of handheld devices, the employer can also be held at fault.
The purpose of the inspection is to audit and assess safety systems and help you address deficiencies – and you can request the report be delivered in person, for answers and guidance on how to proceed.
Today there are many resources to guide the members of workplace health and safety committees – but things were much different in past years.