Climbing the mountain, 1 step at a time

Benchmarking health and safety involves communication, documentation
By Theresa Frechette
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/06/2012

Employers need safety programs, both to protect employees and meet legislated requirements. The problem is many don’t know where to begin — the task appears as daunting as climbing Mount Everest.

So, how does a company get there? The answer is the same for an employer as it is for an adventurous climber — one step at a time.

A safety program has a basic skeleton, no matter which province it’s operating in or what legislation is guiding it, and the following will provide an excellent foundation.