Safety Policy: Make a Commitment

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Make a Commitment

Putting Intentions Into Words

Managing safety begins with the expression of a shared vision for the safety of everyone who enters our stores.

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations require employers to put their safety goals and intentions in writing.  This written document explains and communicates everyone's safety roles — including those of the employer, the supervisors and staff.

Sometimes this is referred to as a “Safety Policy” or a “Safety Commitment”. No matter what you call it, it's all about making a strong commitment and putting it in writing so that everyone’s responsibilities are clear, you can hold each other accountable and, best of all, you can celebrate success.

Click here for tips on writing your own Safety Commitment in discussion with supervisors and staff.

Your written commitment will set the tone for safety management in your business. Make sure it says what you want it to say and make sure it is (and stays) meaningful. Review it at least once a year to gauge your progress and keep it relevant. 

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