Guidelines for Establishing a General Health & Safety Policy
A safety policy is an overall plan for a workplace's health and safety. The N.B. Occupational Health and Safety Act requires all employers of five or more people to establish a safety policy, and employers of 20 or more to file their policy with WorkSafeNB. This usually is a one-page policy.
The purpose of the requirement is:
The safety policy must:
The requirement in the OHS Act can be met by general statements in each of the categories listed above, but employers are encouraged to provide a more detailed plan to maximize the benefits to be obtained from establishing the policy. In particular, in outlining their health and safety plan, employers are urged to:
WorkSafeNB Occupational Health Section: 07/99