At a Glance
The Occupational Health and Safety Act imposes certain minimum conditions on all workplaces that ensures that workers are provided with an environment that neither impairs their health nor imperils their safety.
Employers and workers are personally responsible and accountable for workplace health and safety. This is commonly referred to as an Internal Responsibility System (IRS).
Employers are responsible for developing safe work practices, providing adequate training, and ensuring employees are familiar with workplace hazards. Workers follow the safe work practices, participate in the training and report hazards.
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Workers Compensation Average Assessment Rate (2019): $1.69 per $100
Workers Compensation Maximum Assessable Earnings (2019): $65,600
Workplace Annual Statistics Report: WorkplaceNL Annual Performance Report 2015