January 6, 2016
Health and Safety Policy Declaration
The following letter may be used as a template to use as a communication of your company’s Health and Safety Policy.
January 31, 20__
Management of YOUR Company is vitally interested in the health and safety of its employees. A major ongoing objective is to protect employees from workplace injury or illness. YOUR Company makes every effort to provide a healthy and safe work environment. All supervisors and workers must be dedicated to the objective of reducing the risk of injury and illness.
As an employer, Your Company is ultimately responsible for worker health and safety. As owner/operator, I am committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect workers from harm. Legislative requirements will serve as minimum acceptable standards for Your Company.
Supervisors are accountable for the health and safety of workers under their supervision. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that machinery and equipment are safe and that workers follow established safe work practices and procedures. Workers must receive adequate training in their specific work tasks to protect their health and safety.
Every employee, visitor, sub-contractor and worker of sub-contractor, must protect his or her own health and safety by following the law, and Your Company safe work practices and procedures.
All parties are expected to consider health and safety in every activity. Commitment to health and safety must form an essential part of this organization from the president to the workers.
John Doe CHT,CLM
Owner/operator Your Company

—Adapted from A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Ministry of Labour).