My Safety and Health Checklist

My Safety and Health Checklist

​This checklist will help you make sure you know your safety and health rights and responsibilities.

  • ​​I received a safety and health orientation when:

    • I was first hired.

    • I was moved to a new area of the same workplace with different tasks.

    • I was moved to a different workplace.

    • I returned to the workplace and the tasks and hazards have changed while I was away.

  • I know my legal workplace safety and health rights as a worker, including my:

    • Right to know about hazards in the workplace and how to protect myself.

    • Right to participate in safety and health activities in the workplace.

    • Right to refuse dangerous work.

    • Right to exercise my safety and health rights, free from reprisal.

  • I know that my employer has the responsibility to:

    • Provide and maintain a safe workplace, safe equipment, tools and systems.

    • Provide workers with competent supervision.

    • Take precautions to ensure other persons are not exposed to safety or health risks due to workplace activities.

  • ​I know that my supervisor has the responsibility to ensure workers:

    • Follow safe work procedures and safety and health laws.

    • Use all safety devices and wear all personal protective equipment required for their job tasks.

    • Receive appropriate training if moved to another area and are made aware of the hazards before beginning work.

  • I know my legal workplace safety and health responsibilities as a worker, including my responsibility to:

    • Take reasonable care to protect myself and others who may be affected by my actions or omissions.

    • Make proper use of safety equipment, clothing and devices.

    • Co-operate with my workplace's safety and health committee or representative.

    • Co-operate with others on workplace safety and health matters.

  • I know how to exercise my safety and health rights and responsibilities, including:

    • How to look out for hazards.

    • How to refuse dangerous work.

    • How to report dangerous or unsafe conditions and actions.

  • I know who my supervisor is and I have their contact number.

  • My workplace has a joint safety and health committee or a safety and health representative. I know who the committee members are or who the representative is.

  • I have been made aware of and understand the workplace safety and health policies and rules at my workplace.

  • I received information on the hazards specific to my job.

  • I received training on how to do my job safely and understand the specific safe work procedures for the tools, equipment and materials I use in my job.

  • I work with a WHMIS-controlled substance and received WHMIS training, including where to find the MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets) and how to review an MSDS before handling a WHMIS-controlled substance.

  • I received training on the personal protective equipment (PPE) I need to wear and how to use it properly.

  • I received training on emergency procedures including where the exits and first aid stations are located.

  • I am aware of any activities I am prohibited from doing, and any areas that I am prohibited from entering in my workplace.

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