Responsibilities of employers and employees under the legislation

Responsibilities of employers and employees under the legislation

Under occupational health and safety legislation, both employers and employees have responsibilities to ensure safe and healthy working conditions. Employers are typically responsible for providing a safe work environment, identifying and assessing hazards, implementing controls to eliminate or minimize hazards, providing appropriate training and equipment, and maintaining records of incidents and hazards. Employees, on the other hand, are responsible for following safe work practices, using equipment and protective devices as required, reporting hazards and incidents, and participating in health and safety training.