OHS officers visited 36 healthcare facilities across the province between March and July 2016. The goal was to engage workers in discussions about OHS programs, promote general safety compliance and awareness (especially awareness of strain, sprain and inflammation injury prevention), and identify areas for improvement. The visits resulted in several recommendations, including:
- Training and education on maintenance, management and safe use of equipment
- Implementing a well-defined OHS program supported by a JHSC
- Sharing and communicating policies and procedures as they’re updated in an effective manner to staff.