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Why should I do it?
A safety and health policy is the foundation for creating a safe workplace. It should be one of the most important policies at your workplace. Your policy will help engage your workers in your safety and health efforts. And if your business has five or more workers, you must develop a safety and health policy. It’s the law.
Tips for making safety a workplace priority
How to develop a safety and health policy
Wherever possible, involve workers from all levels of your organization in creating your safety and health policy. It doesn’t need to be long and detailed. The policy just needs to reflect the work your business does—and it needs to be written clearly so everyone in your workplace understands it and can live up to it.
Your safety and health policy should:
Your policy should be a living document. It will need to change whenever job functions and business activities change. Keep your policy current by revisiting it at least once a year.
Most importantly, you must bring your policy to life.
Tips for putting your safety policy into action
SAFE Work Manitoba, a division of the WCB, is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.