Safety planning is essential in establishing a secure and productive work environment for individual employees by identifying and mitigating potential hazards, as well as creating policies and procedures to ensure their well-being. To prevent accidents, reduce legal liability, and foster a safety-focused culture, it is critical to embrace a proactive approach to safety planning. Unfortunately, many organizations only prioritize safety after an incident occurs, opting for a reactive strategy instead of a proactive one.
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Workplace Safety Compliance
In 2004, the Federal Government passed the Westray Bill (formerly Bill C-45) which amended the Canadian Criminal Code to establish new legal duties regarding workplace health and safety and imposed serious penalties for violations that result in injuries or death.