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Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)

OHS encompasses safe work practices and measures aimed at ensuring the well-being, safety, and health of jobsite workers. OHS focuses on identifying, assessing, and controlling risks and hazards associated with various job tasks and environments to protect employees from injuries, illnesses, and accidents while on the job.

Key aspects of OHS include:

  • Risk Assessment: Evaluating jobsite conditions and tasks to identify potential hazards and assess the associated risk level.
  • Controls: Implementing safeguards and protocols to minimize or eliminate identified hazards. This can include engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE.
  • Compliance: Ensuring that jobsites adhere to local, national, and international safety regulations and standards.
  • Health & Wellness: Promoting the physical and mental well-being of employees through initiatives such as wellness programs and stress management.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Developing plans and procedures to respond to jobsite emergencies, such as hazardous material exposures, fires, falls, chemical spills, or medical incidents.
  • Education & Training: Providing workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their tasks safely.
  • Continuous Improvement: Regularly reviewing and updating controls and protocols to adapt to changing conditions and emerging risks.

OHS is crucial not only for protecting workers, but also for improving overall productivity and reducing the economic burden associated with jobsite accidents and illnesses. OHS is governed by a combination of laws, regulations, and best practices designed to create safe and healthy working environments.

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