J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) recognizes its legal responsibilities, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario (OHSA), to provide a safe and healthy work environment.
JLR managers are responsible for the health and safety of workers under their supervision, to the extent that they must ensure that equipment is safe and maintained, and that workers are provided with opportunities and ongoing training equipping them to work in compliance with the OHSA and approved Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
JLR’s Human Resources Department, project managers, and senior staff are responsible for ensuring the Health and Safety Policies and Procedures are being adhered to and are expected to act in a leadership role in establishing a high standard of performance in the area of Health and Safety during the delivery of their projects.
Every worker must protect his or her own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and with the safe work practices and procedures established at JLR. It is the responsibility of the worker to report any unsafe or unhealthy conditions to his or her Manager, Supervisor, or Human Resources.
All levels of management will cooperate with the Joint Health and Safety Committee, and the Health and Safety representatives and employees, to create and foster a healthy and safe work environment.
JLR recognizes the employees’ duty to identify and report potential hazards and supports and encourages employees to play an active role in offering suggestions or ideas to correct any potential hazard to improve health and safety.
To ensure this policy continues to meet our needs, JLR will ensure it is reviewed annually by the Joint Health and Safety Committee and Health and Safety Representatives.
The health and safety of every worker at JLR is of greatest importance. We encourage every worker to consider health and safety in every activity and participate in creating a better work environment. All of our employees contribute to JLR’s commitment to health and safety which is formally recognized as an integral part of this organization.