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  1. Occupational Health and Safety in Canada - a Shared Responsibility Presentation by: Ajit Mehat, Director General, National Labour Operations, Labour Program, Human Resources and Social Development, Government of Canada

  2. The Canadian Federal Experience • Federal / Provincial / Territorial jurisdictions (OHS) • Internal Responsibility System • Role of Government Inspections • OHS education and promotion

  3. Federal OHS Policy Framework • Canada Labour Code • OHS – Regulations • Program – administration • CCOHS

  4. Developing and Shaping a Durable Framework • Legislative proposals developed in consultation with national representatives of Federal Workplace Parties (ad hoc) • Regulations discussed and developed through a standing tripartite Regulation Review Committee • Program Practices Consultation Committee identifies program delivery issues • Program administration – tools presented to representatives of work place parties for comment

  5. Canada Labour Code Part II Purpose statement : “... To prevent accidents and injury to health…” Companion Programmes: • Compensate workers injured on the job • Manage disability resulting from work injury to facilitate early and safe return to work

  6. Internal Responsibility System -A shared work place approach • Employers: • right to manage work • obligation to ensure a safe work place • Employees right to: • Know of work place hazards • Participate in planning OHS • Refuse dangerous work (with exceptions)

  7. Role of Government Inspection Compliance Policy Pro-active: • Educate and counsel work place parties • Promote and facilitate compliance • Monitor compliance Reactive: • Investigate complaints of non-compliance • Investigate and decide on refusals to work for reasons of danger • Investigate accidents and fatalities

  8. Toolkits for Proactive Work • Sectorial Targeted Intervention Guide • Guide for high-risks industries • An analysis of hazards in the work place • Highlight their potential risks • Risk Management Model • Tiered on very high to very low risk • Focus on high risk work places • National Intervention Model • Non-confrontational • Promote Internal Responsibility System (IRS)

  9. Next Steps Future Challenges • Fully implementing Internal Responsibility System (IRS) • Educating workplace parties on their roles and responsibilities • Managing complexity in OHS • Rise in fatalities in some jurisdictions