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Workplace health and safety should never be overlooked. It could mean the difference between serious injury or even death. Part II of the Canada Labour Code provides both workplace parties—those being employers and employers—a role in identifying and settling health and safety concerns.
The Canada Labour Code is designed to, “Strengthen employers’ and employees’ self-reliance in dealing with occupational health and safety issues and thereby making workplaces safer,” (Government of Canada, 2021). Employees and employers play equal roles in promoting and ensuring a safe workplace.
Employees play a dedicated role in preventing workplace injuries and diseases. Each employee must take caution at all to ensure their own health and safety as well as, their colleagues.
Employers play a significant role in preventing work-related accidents and injuries, as well as, promoting safe and healthy workplaces. Employers must ensure and abide by the following:
Workplace health and safety are extremely important to The Insurance Market. Both parties in the workplace—employers and employees—should always execute their duties and responsibilities with caution to prevent injury, accident, disease, and/or death.