Benoit First Nation Health and safety policy:

"Benoit First Nation is fully dedicated to the provision of a safe and healthy work environment, and expects all members, leaders, elders, volunteers and staff to comply with the laws and statutes that have been enacted by the federal and provincial governments. In addition, reasonable standards of safety must be followed. To assist with the establishment of policies and guidelines which set out the highest possible standards of safety, a series of policies and procedures have been developed. It is expected that these policies and procedures will normally be followed by all concerned. Our safety officer acts as a resource person, assisting in the development of policies and procedures, in the handling of all health and safety matters and in safety education and training. All are expected to take individual responsibility for safe working practices and procedures soas to safeguard their own individual health and well-being as well as that of all concerned".

Safety Officer:

Jasen Benwah

The Job: As an employee of Benoit First Nation you are required to behave respectfully, honestly, responsibly, and honourably. While you are employeed by us you are a representative and an ambassador of the band council and must behave accordingly. You must familuarize yourself with your employer, who we are and what we stand for. It is important employees understand their job discription and duties involved. Please review your job discription. When employed by us, inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and illegal behaviour will be reported to the proper authorities.
You have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. If you feel your rights have been violated or your safety or that of others has been put at risk, you should use this process to try to resolve the situation:

The work environment:

We strive to provide a safe and happy work environment to all our employees. To keep safe on the job:

Safe work Practices:

SAFE: S- Spot the hazzard; A- Assess the risk; F- Find a safer way; E- Everyday Everyone in the workplace – both employees and employers – is responsible for their own health and safety and that of their co-workers.
When it comes to health and safety, every worker in Newfoundland and Labrador, regardless of age, has the following three basic rights in the workplace:

  1. The right to know about what hazards there are in the workplace and what precautions must be taken to prevent injuries from these hazards.
  2. The right to participate in safety and health activities in the workplace without fear of any form of discriminatory action such as discipline.
  3. The right to refuse work that one reasonably believes can be dangerous to oneself or others.

When it comes to safety at work, it’s everyone’s responsibility. Employers are responsible to do the following:
Employees are responsible to protect:

By combining the efforts of these parties, the goal of reducing the incidence of injury and illness in the workplace can be achieved.
Responsibilities of Individuals
Individuals have a responsibility to carry out their assigned duties. For a health and safety program to achieve its desired results, everyone in a workplace must know their responsibilities. Employees

  1. Carry out work in a manner so as not to create a health and safety hazard to yourself or others.
  2. Assist in the reduction and controlling of accident and illness producing conditions.
  3. Report any incidents, near misses, injuries, or illnesses.
  4. Use the correct tools and equipment for the job.
  5. Keep tools in good condition.
  6. Use the required safety equipment and protective clothing.
  7. Report defects in workplace equipment.
  8. Develop a personal concern for health and safety -- for yourself and for others, particularly newcomers and young people.
  9. Suggest ways to eliminating hazards.
  10. Read, understand, and comply with workplace health and safety policy, safe work practices and procedures.
  11. Co-operate with health and safety committee members and representatives.

Work Place NL

Penwa' Mawi-Amskwesewey L'nue'kati (Benoit First Nation) is pronounced Ben-wah um-skoo wess-so-whey ul-noo-eh-gut-dee.


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