Introduction: Workplace Safety Health Act And Its Practical Applications
The employer owes the employee various duties in relation to health and safety at work. These employer duties emanate either from common law or from statute. The Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) is enacted to govern these duties. The Factories Act was repealed and replaced with the WSHA on 1 March 2006. With the introduction of the WSHA, all workplaces are now covered.
In view of the WSHA, Human Resource practitioners and Safety Managers/Officers/Co-ordinators who are responsible for safety and health at their workplaces need to be knowledgeable and have a full understanding of the WSHA to ensure compliance with the Act. Failing which, their employers may be made liable for breaches of the WSHA which may extend to both criminal and civil liabilities.
The objective of this workshop is to give participants an overview of the WSHA and hence control over, or if not, prevention of workplace accidents.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be more competent in their understanding of the WSHA and its practical applications.
1. Know what workplaces are covered under the Act.
2. Highlight the general standards covered under the Act.
3. Know who the owners of the duties under the Act are.
4. List the types of liabilities under the Act.
5. List the specific duties under the Act.
6. Know what the orders and other matters under the Act are.
7. List the offences and penalties under the Act.
8. Highlight the regulations under the Act.
9. Know the types of insurance to mitigate employer’s risks for accidents.
10. Know whether employee should proceed with the WICA or tort suit under common law.
A competent Safety Practitioner must have the knowledge and skills in the following:
1. Background and Purpose of the WSHA
2. Know what the workplaces covered under the WSHA are
3. Highlight the general standard covered under the Act
4. Know who the owners of the duties under the Act are
5. Know what the types of liability under the Act are
6. Know the specific duties under the Act
7. Orders and other matters
8. Know the offences and penalties under the Act
9. Know what the regulations are
10. Insurance coverage for employees
Lecture and case studies.
Who should attend?
Human Resource practitioners, Safety Managers/Officers/Co-ordinators and any other personnel who are responsible for safety and health at their workplaces.
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