Employer Responsibilities for Workplace Health and Safety

Whether a business is large or small, the law requires that it be a safe and healthy place to work. If you are an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure a healthy and safe workplace.

Your responsibilities

  • Establish a valid occupational health and safety program.
  • Train your employees to do their work safely and provide proper supervision.
  • Provide supervisors with the necessary support and training to carry out health and safety responsibilities.
  • Ensure adequate first aid equipment, supplies, and trained attendants are on site to handle injuries.
  • Regularly inspect your workplace to make sure everything is working properly.
  • Fix problems reported by workers.
  • Transport injured workers to the nearest location for medical treatment.
  • Report all injuries to WorkSafeBC that required medical attention.
  • Investigate incidents where workers are injured or equipment is damaged.
  • Submit the necessary forms to WorkSafeBC.