Workplace Safety Regulations

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Changes that are happening in the industry, when it comes to safety, will have to evolve constantly due to the changing work environment. Even if the new safety regulations are relevant today, there will come a time when we need to create new, more efficient techniques when it comes to completing certain tasks in the workplace. Some of the changes that resulted from the incident will encourage companies to spend more time ensuring everything is up to the standard. The problem with having this is that it requires more time and resources to implement, and this brings a greater deal of costs, both for the organization and for people looking for services from these organizations. Therefore making it harder for companies to withstand the competition …show more content…
If the regulation standard does not state who is able to provide the proper safety training, then management in companies can take advantage of the regulation and potentially neglect the training program and the efficiency of this training. Therefore, it is important that regulations are put in place that entitles companies to be held accountable for the people training the workers. This will further enforce the Occupational Work and Safety Act in various workplaces. It will also help to address the minimum standards that are not only required, but expected by workers and organizations. This will give employees the opportunity to address any concerns and to allow them to properly maintain records that will be kept for future reference. If the company does not change the work environment, then they will be held responsible for any issues that may occur, as they were negligent in keeping people safe. As a result, organizations will be forced to keep better standards when the regulations have been adjusted and will give workers better sets of tools and equipment to perform their various …show more content…
This is why new rules are constantly being added to bills and regulations. As stated by Mr. Paul Miller during 2011, Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act on Bill 160: “Over the years in the steel industry, 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of fatalities. These companies just get a slap on the hand, and a lot of times, they don’t follow through on the recommendations of the labor ministry or the WSIB.” (Committee Transcripts). This shows that here is still a lot of work that needs to be done in order to enforce organizations to do more when it comes to their workplace health and safety standards. It can also be argued that the majority of people have a mindset of everything is good until something happens when that day comes, then they start thinking about how they could have made changes to prevent it from happening. Therefore it is important that rules and regulations are set in order to raise an organizations awareness level when it comes to these kinds of challenges to prevent causalities or injuries from

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