Employers and supervisors are responsible for the safety of their workers.
They have legal obligations to immediately report serious injuries and workplace accidents, and to file an
Employer's Report of Injury
(fill it out online)
as soon as they learn a worker has had a work-related injury or illness.
Employers are responsible for providing thorough, job-specific training to their workers. They must provide young and new workers with detailed instruction.
Employers must ensure:
- the workplace is safe;
- equipment and machinery is of safe design and in safe condition;
- safe work procedures are followed;
- workers are shown workplace hazards and how to protect themselves;
- workers are informed of their rights, responsibilities and duties;
- there is adequate job training and supervision;
- first aid standards are met;
- serious accidents and injuries are reported; and
- support is provided for health and safety activities.
To learn more, consult the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.