Working on a temporary assignment? Remember that The Bagg Group is your employer.
All issues, concerns and questions should be directed to your Bagg Group representative. Please refer to your Employee Handbook for more information.
Hazards In the Workplace:
A hazard is anything that can hurt a worker in the workplace. There are a number of hazards in the workplace that all workers should be aware of before they begin work. Some hazards that a worker may encounter:
- Repetetive Strain Injury
- Slips, trips and falls
- Ergonomic hazards
- Motorized vehicles – forklifts and all mobile equipment
- Working near machinery
- Violence & harassment in the workplace
- Chemicals, fumes, dust
- Germs and viruses
For your safety, please reference the hazards sheets specific to your job task:
- Workplace Hazards: Office/Clerical
- Workplace Hazards: Hospitality
- Workplace Hazards – Distribution
- Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls
- Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders
How to report a hazard:
- Upon discovery of a hazard, ensure workers are not in immediate danger.
- Assess the area and stop machinery, tag out or block off area.
- Go directly to your supervisor.
- Discuss the hazard with the supervisor and provide as much detail as possible
- Review the corrective action and implement adequate safety measures.
Always discuss your job tasks with your supervisor and ensure you are properly trained to work around your specific hazards.
How to report an injury:
- Upon injury on the job, go to your supervisor immediately who will alert the first aid representative.
- If first aid is administered, complete an incident report and continue to work.
- Should further medical attention be required, go to medical clinic/doctor/hospital for further evaluation and have a form 8 completed.
- Contact your Bagg Group office and report your injury and provide medical documentation as soon as possible.
- Should modifications be outlined for your job, participate in The Bagg Groups Return to Work Program.
- If no modifications provided, return to your next regular scheduled shift.
How to participate in the Modified Return to Work Program:
- Once modifications have been set out by a medical professional, provide the completed Form 8 to your Bagg Group representative immediately.
- Based on the modifications/limitations provided, a job will be offered to you .
- You will participate in the modified program for the length of time stated by your medical professional until you are back to your pre-injured state.
- Once you have received the “all clear” in the form of a Functional Abilities Form (FAF) from your medical professional, you are ready to participate in your regular job duties.
How to Refuse Unsafe Work:
A worker can refuse work if he or she has reason to believe that one or more of the following is true:
- Any machine or tool could hurt them or others (sec 43 (3)(a))
- The physical condition of the workplace is likely to endanger the worker (43(3)(b))
- Any machine, equipment or tool that the worker is using or the physical condition of the workplace is in violation of the act or reg. and will hurt the worker or others (43(3)(c)
How do you refuse unsafe work?
- Tell your supervisor or employer that you are refusing and on what grounds 43(4)
- The Supervisor will investigate immediately in the presence of the worker and one of the following:
- JHSC member
- Another worker who has experience to aid the investigation
If there is no resolution at that point and the worker is not satisfied with results, this goes to stage 2 work refusal and the Ministry of Labour is called (sec 43(6)).