Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

B - Position/Job Specific Health and Safety Training Requirements

5. Certificates

Review the certificates required by the employee to perform his work (i.e.  driver’s license, crane operator certificate).  Copy the certificates for the personnel file and document the expiry dates on the Safety Orientation Checklist. 

Certificates that are required, and not held by the employee, should be listed on the “Training Plan”. Certificates required in an area will have to be attained prior to performing the job duty.

6. Safe Job Procedures and Safe Work Practices

Review Safe Job Procedures (SJP) and Safe Work Practices (SWP) pertinent to the position with the new worker.  Determine through the safety orientation discussion, which SJP and SWP that they are fully trained and competent in and those requiring further training.  Develop a mini-quiz for each SJP/SWP to assure both yourself, as the supervisor, and the employee that there is a full understanding of the SJP/SWP as well as the supervisor’s expectations that they are understood and followed. Include concerns regarding skills, abilities, knowledge and understanding of any of the SJP/SWP into the “Training Plan.” 

Training of a SJP/SWP can be performed by the supervisor or a co-worker who has demonstrated clear knowledge and understanding of the topic.  Training will include a theory and practical component and is to be completed prior to the worker performing the hazardous work.     

7. Personal Protective Equipment or Work Equipment

Review and provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Work Equipment assigned to the worker.  Ensure that the manufacturer’s instructions accompany the assigned PPE and equipment. 

Review and discuss the “PPE Maintenance Schedule” and expectations of worker to review and follow all manufacturers’ instructions.  The discussion should include knowledge and understanding of how the PPE and equipment functions and how to use it in a safe and effective manner.  Training regarding skills, abilities and knowledge can be addressed in the “Training Plan.”

Training can be performed by the supervisor or a co-worker who has demonstrated clear knowledge and understanding of the topic or in a more formalized “course” setting.  Training will include a theory and practical component and must be completed prior to the using of the PPE or equipment or completing the job duties that require the use of the PPE or equipment.

8. Yukon Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations

Review and discuss all OHS Act and Regulations that the worker is to know and understand in relation to the position.  Discussion should include an understanding of the interpretation of the specifics as it pertains to the job duties.

Training regarding skills, abilities and knowledge can be addressed in the “Training Plan.”

Training can be performed by the supervisor or a co-worker who has demonstrated clear knowledge and understanding of the topic.  Training to include a theory and practical component.