A written safety policy provides the foundation for every successful safety program and could help you avoid the expense, inconvenience, and other consequences of workplace accidents by making sure that employees know what is expected of them. Although you can orally inform employees of safety standards and procedures, for lasting impact there is no substitute for a written policy to which an employee may refer. And if each employee acknowledges that he or she has read the policy, it can help protect you when there is a workplace accident.
This tool provides an example of work health and safety policy to help you manage your human resources. You may adapt it to match your business needs. It is recommended to ask for a lawyer/expert’s advice.
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