WHAT AN EFFECTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM IN BC LOOKS LIKE
An effective program will:
Include sub-programs focused on health and safety issues pertinent to your site. For example, your site may have a specific lockout program, a fall protection program, or a confined space entry program.
FORMAL VERSUS LESS FORMAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS IN BC
You must have a formal health and safety program if you have either of the following:
Small businesses or employers with fewer than 20 workers need a health and safety program too. These programs can be simpler. We refer to them as "less formal" health and safety programs. See OHS Guideline 3.2 for information about the contents of a less formal health and safety program.
If you're not sure if you need a formal or informal program, follow these steps: