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Health & Safety has never been more important.

Your Occupational Health and Safety program promotes health and safety in the workplace, minimizes the risk of injury and illness, and ensures your practice is compliant with employment standards.

Do you need a Health & Safety Program? 

 If you answered yes to any of the questions below, you need an OHS program.

  • Do you have 5 employees or more (including yourself)?

  • Do you work with any hazardous materials?

  • Are employees at risk of encountering any biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic or psychological hazards within your workplace?

What Does Your Practice Need to Be Compliant?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code have set out the legal requirements that employers and workers must meet to protect the health and safety of workers.

Up to Date OHS Manual

These manuals must-have office specific policies, procedures, and be compliant with federal, provincial, and municipal regulations.

Health & Safety Officer

A practice needs a dedicated health and safety officer to ensure enforcement & continuous compliance. If your practice has more than 20 employees, a Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee is required.

Risk Assessments

Dental workers may be exposed to a variety of workplace hazards. A key component of a health and safety program is to identify and assess hazards and determine appropriate controls.

Emergency Response Plans (ERP)

An ERP identifies the people, resources, and procedures needed to deal with emergencies such as fires, power loss, floods, bomb threats, unauthorized intruders, etc. 

Workplace Injury Program

Should an employee become injured at work or become sick due to an occupational hazard, a return to work program should be in place to help the employee recover and return to work safely. 

COVID Safety Plans

Your safety plan should include exposure-response plans, contact tracing, employee/patient notification procedures, development of contingency plans, elimination of exposures, and development of cleaning, sanitation & disinfection plans.

Health & Safety Training

Section 3(2) of the OHS Act states an employer must ensure a worker is adequately trained in all matters necessary to protect their health and safety. Working alone protocols and workplace violence trainings are now mandatory within the workplace. 
Health and Safety Officers and Joint Health and Safety Committees need additional training on their specific responsibilities and the hazards experienced by their workers. For example, in Alberta officers and/or committees require a mandatory 16 hours of training from an approved training provider.

OHS Compliant Reporting

Documentation is vital to your OHS program. Ensure that you have compliant and thorough forms ready in case you ever need to submit this information to your labour board, provincial OHS authority, or for an internal investigation 

How We Can Help

We help your practice meet employment standards and create a compliant, safe, and healthy (& happy) workplace.

OHS Compliance Check

We review your existing OHS program to identify areas your practice is out of compliance.

OHS Program Development

We develop your OHS manual, necessary policies, COVID-19 exposure-response plans, and training for your team and practice.

Health & Safety Training

We offer virtual or in-office safety training, certification management, and consultative service that simplify the task of keeping your team and business safe.

Health & Safety Resources

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