- The Occupational Health and Safety Act
- The Farm’s Health and Safety Policy
- Current telephone number of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education
- Any order, compliance notice, notice of appeal, deviation or decision issued by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education
- Current names of the joint occupational health and safety committee members or representative, if any, and means of contacting them
- Where there is a committee, minutes of the most recent meeting
Some additional posting requirements that may apply to your farm include:
- Location of first aid supplies
- Emergency information, including civic address and emergency phone numbers
- Names of gases stored and signs prohibiting smoking in any storage areas for compressed gas cylinders
- Readable statement of hoist’s rated load in the operator’s view
- Maximum number of revolutions per minute of an abrasive wheel and grinder
- A “Danger – High Voltage” sign where electrical components are housed
- Sign identifying confined spaces and any applicable permits.
A safe work practice (SWP) is a set of guidelines that will assist in performing a job or task in a safe and healthy manner.
An order must be remedied within the time specified by the Officer. Once you comply with the order you must send a written compliance notice. If you are unable to comply to the order within the specified time you must ask for an extension from the Officer. If you do not feel the order was warranted you can appeal the order, following the proper procedure.
- A fire or accident causing bodily injury to an employee – within 7 days of its occurrence.
- An accidental explosion – within 24 hours of its occurrence.
- A fatality or injury likely to prove fatal – within 24 hours of its occurrence.
The responsibilities of the leaser and leasee should be clearly laid out in the lease agreement.
Where a person is operating powered mobile equipment off the main work site, it should be equipped with a Number 1 First Aid kit.