Responsibilities Owner Maintain a safe workplace Provide health and safety information to other employers Control health and safety issues
Responsibilities Prime Contractor Coordinate activities Ensure compliance with Act
Responsibilities Workplace Safety Coordinator A person designated by [Organization] on multiple employer worksites that have no Prime Contractor designated.
Responsibilities Contractors Obtain all health and safety information Pass information Comply with WorkSafeBC Regulation If a Prime Contractor, coordinate and ensure requirements are met
Responsibilities Supervisors Workers are aware of other employers on site Workers not assigned duties to other workplace Coordinate work if workplaces overlap
Responsibilities Workers Do not work in another employer’s workplace Report to site supervisor when entering workplace
Implementation For all contracted work: Identify and communicate hazards Determine number of employers on site
Implementation Single Employer Worksites Maintain the integrity as a single employer worksite
Implementation Multiple Employer Worksites Who is responsible? Assign responsibility in writing Each employer appoints a safety representative
Implementation Construction Sites Either owner or contractor is responsible Prime Contractor appoints a Qualified Coordinator All contractors designate a Qualified Person Workplace Safety Coordinator
Implementation Designating the Prime Contractor Workers’ Compensation Act defines responsibilities Designation must be in writing Hazards must be communicated Provide name of Prime to other contractors Prime can be designated on single employer workplace
Implementation On construction sites Prime Contractor must: Submit Notice of Project to WorkSafeBC Post Notice of Project at site Have a Qualified Coordinator Maintain health and safety records
Implementation Owner must identify hazards such as: Lockout Confined spaces Mobile Equipment Chemical exposures Underground Services Noise
Implementation Pre Contract Hazard Assessment Identify hazards Hazards provided in tender documents Employees tendering contracts must know requirements
Implementation Day Labour Owner liability not eliminated WorkSafeBC orders may be written on owner
Scenarios What issues should you consider in the following situations:
Scenarios Scenario 1 Single contractor working for your organization Location is remote – no other employers What are your responsibilities?
Scenarios Scenario 1 - Discussion
Scenarios Scenario 2 2+ contractors working at same time Office building What are your responsibilities?
Scenarios Scenario 2 – Discussion
Scenarios Scenario 3 2+ contractors working same area / same time Construction project What are your responsibilities?
Scenarios Scenario 3 - Discussion
Summary What can go wrong? Hazards left for other employers Actions of one employer affect other employers No coordination of emergencies
Summary Do not interfere with single employer workplaces Define coordination at multiple employer workplaces [Organization’s] workers must coordinate with Prime Contractor