of Labour Investigation
representatives from the M.O.L. arrived with the long-awaited report on
violence. The M.O.L. heard loud and clear your many phone calls,
complaints, concerns and incident records and responded with a substantive
report comprised of 15 comprehensive orders that our employer has to comply
with, some within a one month time frame. (The orders can be seen on the
unit and hospital Safety boards). The
importance and seriousness of the report was also conveyed by the presence of 3
senior MOL staff all of whom addressed our Employer. Our employer now has
a daunting task ahead of them in order to comply.
Upon completion, it will help our Employer to address the many issues our
membership identified and it should provide a much safer work environment for
all of us.
MOL also emphasized the importance and understanding of the Internal
System (IRS), and that the duties,
responsibilities and rights of the various workplace parties is one of the most
integral steps to ensure that all workers are safe.
Local Executive thanks all members for bringing forward their safety concerns
and we strongly encourage our members to continue to follow these duties,
responsibilities and rights and report any other hazards and concerns. Only by
working together, can we make our workplace a safer place for all.
have the right to:
about workplace hazards and what to do about them
in solving workplace health and safety problems
work they believe is unsafe
the law and workplace health & safety policies and procedures
and use the protective equipment required by their employer.
and act in a way that won’t endanger themselves or anyone else
any hazards or injuries to their supervisor.
Employer must NOT take action against a worker(s) for following the law and
raising Health & Safety concerns.