Understanding the Legal Duties of Workplace Health and Safety in Canada

In 2004, the Westray Bill (Bill C-45) was amended in the Canadian Criminal Code regarding the legal duties for workplace health and safety in Canada. As such, employers and business owners in BC and across Canada have been making strides to secure the safety and wellbeing of their employees. Which is something Vancouver Floor Safety is happy to also help with!

What is the Westray Bill (Bill C-45)?

As noted on the ccohs.ca website…

The Westray bill or Bill C-45 was federal legislation that amended the Canadian Criminal Code and became law on March 31, 2004. The Bill (introduced in 2003) established new legal duties for workplace health and safety, and imposed serious penalties for violations that result in injuries or death. The Bill provided new rules for attributing criminal liability to organizations, including corporations, their representatives and those who direct the work of others.

Although this can sound intimidating to some; the knowledge of what is expected of employers, and pre-emptively mitigating risks,  is what we are here to help with.

Workplace Health and Safety in Canada: How We Can Help

Clearly, workplace health and safety is a matter that businesses across Canada need to take seriously. And here in Vancouver and across the Lower Mainland – Vancouver Floor Safety can help with an important aspect of that; Floor Safety

As mentioned on our blog post The Importance of Occupational Safety in BC: Anti-Slip Flooring Products

Occupational Safety in BC is #1 on the priority list at any workplace. Aside from the obvious benefit to employees; prevention is the best way to mitigate risk.

Vancouver Floor Safety delivers a variety of products to our BC community for safety, enhancement and renewal of their flooring. These include:

  • Traction Enhancement
  • Cleaning Formulas
  • Universal Application System
  • Floor Care Safety Program

What is the Floor Care Safety Program?

For maximum protection and the utmost in anti-slip floor care safety and cleanliness, we recommend our Floor Care Safety Program with our 5 year guarantee. We will provide regular written inspections, annual Anti_Slip TRES Rejuvenations and our Clean Step multipurpose cleaner with reduced pricing guaranteed over 5 years.

Allow us to help you maintain your workplace health and safety in Canada. Click to learn more about Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Basics, or feel free to contact us via phone @ 604-802-4027 or email: noel@vancouverfloorsafety.com to discuss out safety flooring products.