The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines to all Yukon government employees on the development and implementation of “safety orientation and training” for new and returning workers.
Safety Orientation and Training
A “new worker” is defined as any worker who is: new to the workplace; returning to the workplace where the hazards in that workplace have changed during the worker’s absence; or a worker that has relocated to a new workplace where the hazards in that workplace are different from the hazards in the worker’s previous workplace.
Ensuring that appropriate new worker Safety Orientation occurs, is the responsibility of the supervisor.
The supervisor should be familiar with:
- Work tasks that will be performed
- Hazards associated with those work tasks
- Processes and procedures that have been developed to mitigate the hazards.
Supervisor Actions and responsibilities:
- Review job description and job hazard analysis
- Review orientation template documents
- Develop applicable safety orientation package
- Ensure all Site Specific Safety Information listed on the Safety Orientation Checklist form is provided on worker’s first day
- Work with worker to develop a Safety Training Plan
- Document and file Safety Orientation and Training documentation appropriately
All training is safety training. Teaching a worker how to use a tool, vehicle/equipment, or how to complete a particular task correctly results in safety in the workplace
NOTE: Training in the areas indicated on the Safety Training Plan must be conducted prior to the worker performing any hazardous work tasks associated with the position.
Overview and instructions for completion of Safety Orientation and Training can be found to the right:
- Site Specific Safety Information
- Position/Job Specific Health and Safety Training Requirements
- Corporate Health & Safety Management System
- Department Health and Safety Management System