The purpose of this document is to assist departments and crown corporations in developing and implementing the “Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures” element of their health and safety management system (HSMS).
Safe Work Practices (SWP) - is a set of guidelines or "do's and don'ts" on how to perform a specific task that may not always be done in the same way.
Safe Job Procedures (SJP) - is a written, specific step-by-step description of how to complete a job safely and efficiently from start to finish.
Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures are a means of mitigating hazards identified through the hazard identification, assessment and control process.
Employees should know, understand and follow all SWP and SJP that pertain to the specific work tasks being completed. Training should be provided to ensure competency. Training should include a theoretical and practical component as outlined in the "Safety Orientation and Training" element and documented in the employee's safety training plan.
A formal review of all SWP and SJP related to the employee's work tasks, should be performed on an annual basis.