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When it comes to the cost of an incident in the workplace, many people think about their assessment rates going up and the possible fines they might face. Often, the only consideration is medical and insurance costs, but the cost of a safety incident in the workplace can be much more significant.

Your occupational health and safety program

An occupational health and safety program – also known as an OHS program – is a way to help you manage your health and safety needs in the workplace to prevent worker injury and illness, damage to your facilities and adjacent properties, and the environment.

Owner/operators, workers, and contractors working at your site are responsible for their health and safety and the health and safety of each other at your place of work.

Elements of a health and safety program

An effective health and safety program must include:

Small Employer Program Building

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