EVERYONE is responsible for safety but different people play different roles in this collective responsibility.
EMPLOYERS are responsible for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of workers and the public. They need to provide competent supervisors, training for workers, and prevent violence and harassment. Working with the joint worksite health and safety committee or health and safety representative is also the responsibility of the employer
SUPERVISORS hold the legal responsibility to prevent workplace violence and harassment and for general OHS.
WORKERS are responsible for protecting their own and others’ health and safety at worksites and refraining from violence and harassment.
CONTRACTORS are responsible to see that work under their control does not endanger anyone's health and safety.
PRIME CONTRACTORS are required in construction, oil and gas worksites or any other projects that are designated by the OHS director. They have added responsibilities to ensure worker health and safety.
OWNERS of worksites are responsible for ensuring that property under their control does not endanger health and safety.
SUPPLIERS have to ensure their products are safe to use, and must include user instructions for all equipment, including leased equipment. They also have to provide a notice when their product or equipment doesn’t comply with the law.
SERVICE PROVIDERS have to ensure the services they provide comply with the laws, are provided by a competent person and do not create a hazard.
SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS would have responsibilities to ensure they do not create a hazard to others and to comply with OHS laws.
TEMPORARY STAFFING AGENCIES would have to comply with OHS laws and ensure worker health and safety.