Did you know that the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires every workplace with more than five employees to have a written Health & Safety Policy and a Program to implement that policy?
OHSA states "An employer shall prepare and review at least annually a written occupational health and safety policy and develop and maintain a program to implement that policy."
As the snow falls and a number of construction sites are hibernating, now is the perfect time to complete those annual reviews. The H&S Policy should be updated to reflect any changes in the OHSA Act / Regs and should also include any policy or procedural changes that have been introduced. When taking this task on be sure to review any and all accidents / incidents and near misses reported last season.