Subcontractors must comply with certain requirements to ensure health and safety at work, as well as to comply with regulations and laws in force.
Here are some of the main requirements that subcontractors must comply with:
- Occupational health and safety laws and regulations: Subcontractors must comply with provincial occupational health and safety laws and regulations. implementing regulations. These laws establish the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers regarding occupational health and safety.
- Prevention programs: Subcontractors must implement accident and occupational disease prevention programs in accordance with the OHS requirements. This includes identifying and assessing risks, implementing prevention measures, training workers, etc.
- Training: Subcontractors must provide adequate training to their workers in occupational health and safety. This may include training on specific hazards associated with their work, safe use of equipment, emergency procedures, etc.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Subcontractors must provide and require the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment when necessary to protect the health and safety of workers.
- Collaboration with the main employer: Subcontractors must collaborate with the main employer on the site or in the establishment to ensure the coordination of activities and the implementation of prevention measures. They must also notify the primary employer of any potential hazards or unsafe conditions.
- Documentation: Subcontractors must maintain documents relating to occupational health and safety, including risk assessments, incident reports, training certificates, etc.
Generally, subcontractors are required to adhere to the same occupational health and safety standards as primary employers, and they may also be required to comply with specific requirements established by the primary employer or by laws and regulations applicable to a particular site or project.
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