You must identify risks to the safety and health of your employees (OHS Act). And take steps to manage these risks.
If you work with chemicals, these rules become quite crucial.
If you don't identify the risks, the chemicals could harm your employees, damage your property and equipment and even harm the environment. And the DoL will charge you non-compliance penalties or shut your business d... ››› more
You know by law you have to protect your employees at work. But often employers get stuck on how to do this. They're not sure of what they must do, give or create to ensure their employees don't end up in serious accidents.
The truth is, these employers only feel this confusion because they haven't taken a proper look at what the law says.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) is... ››› more
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No. 85 of 1993: Occupational Health and Safety Act
as amended by
Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, No. 181 Of 1993
To provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the use of plant and machinery; the protection of persons other than persons at work ... ››› more
You must provide a safe work environment for your employees. This is a requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
But, how do you do this?
You must stick to health and safety standards outlined in Act to keep your employees safe.
If you fail to do this, your business will suffer in the following three ways...
Do you want to be fined, jailed or hav... ››› more
Safety signs indicate any potential hazard, obstacle or condition that needs special attention.
You must place them in high risk areas to alert employees and visitors of possible hazards or danger zones.
If you don't, you're breaking the rules of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). As a result, you'll face a fine or six months in jail.
Here are three examples that show just h... ››› more
If you supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), there's one thing you must do today: A trend-analysis. It's the only way to see who's abusing, damaging, losing or even selling your company's PPE. This will affect your bottom line because you'll be constantly re-issuing expensive PPE without knowing why.
But this is just one of the reasons you need to do a trend-analysis of how you issue and ... ››› more
You have to provide risk-free workplace facilities, like toilets and eating areas in your company (Section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)).
You also have to inspect and maintain your facilities to ensure they're in working order (Facilities Regulations of the OHSA).
But how do you do this and where do you start? By preparing for a facilities inspection.
To get you sta... ››› more
By law you must have risk control measures to manage the health and safety risks in your company. If you don't, you face these three consequences.
Here's how you can be 100% sure your risk assessments are legally compliant...
Everything you need to effectively manage risk in your business, avoid accidents in the workplace and be 100% compliant with the DoL is now avail... ››› more
You're legally required to inform employees and visitors to your site of possible workplace risks. The best way to do this is to display the correct safety signs. So where should you put these safety signs? Read on to discover the 12 areas the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) says you must put safety signs.
It's a legal requirement. You must identify hazards and ... ››› more
Struggling with risk assessments? If so, you'll be glad to know that our health and safety experts have answered the three most frequently asked risk assessment questions for you. Continue reading to find out all the answers so you can comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and avoid harsh penalties.
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