Occupational Health and Safety

The employer is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment.

In fulfilling this commitment, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Government) will comply with relevant Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislative requirements.

Government will work with its employees to identify and control hazards in the workplace, and to foster a work culture where health and safety is a top of mind priority in the daily completion of work activities.

Supervisors and managers will be held accountable for the health and safety of employees under their supervision, and will ensure, where reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of these employees.

Every employee must work in compliance with the established legislation, work practices and procedures and other policies and guidelines of the employer, and must protect his/her own health and safety, and that of other persons at or near the workplace.

Contractors will be expected to operate according to legislative requirements and best practices, and to perform their work in accordance with Government’s OH&S policies and procedures.

OH&S is an integral part of everyday work. It is every public service employee’s responsibility to cooperate in practicing sound principles of OH&S in all work activities.

If you become aware of an unsafe situation in your work environment or if you become injured on the job, make sure you notify your supervisor immediately, so he or she can direct you appropriately.

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