EASTERN SYNOD HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
This policy has been developed to serve as a guide and a frame of reference for the Health and Safety Representative and for all employees of the Eastern Synod office.
Every effort will be made to provide a safe, healthy work environment and to act in compliance with all applicable workplace health and safety legislation.
Each employee must protect his or her own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and with safe work practices established for the Eastern Synod office. All employees should consider health and safety in every activity.
The employer will take every reasonable precaution to provide a safe and healthy workplace for Synod Office employees. In addition to developing and posting a Health and Safety policy in the office, the employer will instruct, inform and supervise Eastern Synod office employees on how to protect their health and safety and to take every reasonable precaution in doing so. The Eastern Synod will:
- Establish and support the Health and Safety Representative to carry out his or her duties;
- Post all materials required under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and monitor any required preventative maintenance programs;
- Inform workers of hazardous materials and train them on storing, handling, using, transporting and disposing of these materials;
- Receive and review recommendations from the Health and Safety Representative and provide a written response within 21 days.