Health and Safety
Health & Safety
Kelly is committed to the safety of all workers and to providing safe working environments free from workplace injuries. The following information has been provided to help you stay safe.
We encourage you to share this information with friends, family and fellow employees.
Common Workplace Injuries
As part of its commitment to safety, Kelly completed an analysis of all injury types and causes from 2005 to 2007, and discovered that the majority of injuries belong to 3 main categories. As a result, Kelly has put in place new safety awareness programs designed specifically to educate and protect workers on these most common injuries.
During your orientation, your Kelly representative will review our safety programs, polices and procedures. It is important that you address any questions you may have in regards to safety with your branch.
If you have any questions about this information or Kelly's Health and Safety Policy, contact your local Kelly representative. And remember, accidents are preventable and safety starts with you!
Health & Safety Regulations in Ontario
Please be advised that new Health & Safety Regulations in Ontario requires all employers to provide basic safety awareness training to all employees. Our current Kelly Safety Orientation program includes all the required information that you need to work safely. If you were hired prior to our revised program being implemented June 5, 2014, there’s some information we would like to ensure that you have received. Please view the Safety Awareness Program to ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health & Safety Act as well as the roles and responsibilities of Supervisors and Kelly.
As well, the Ministry of Labour in Ontario (MOL) has made a short training video that provides the same information. Please click here to view the training, read the instructions carefully and take the MOL training for workers. Once you have completed the training, you can proudly keep your certificate. For record keeping purposes, Kelly would like to confirm you have taken this training as well. Please send us a copy of your certificate so we can add it to your file.
Note: This training is required for Ontario employees only.
Job Hazard Assessments (Alberta Legislation)
Part 2, Section 7 of the Occupational Health & Safety Code in Alberta requires employers to assess a work site and identify existing or potential hazards before work begins. Employers must prepare a report that provides the results of the assessment and specifies the methods that will be used to control or eliminate the hazards.
A hazard is any situation, condition or thing that may be dangerous to the safety or health of employees/workers. A hazard has the potential to cause an injury, illness or loss. “Potential” hazards are those that are foreseeable and reasonably likely to occur. The purpose of the job hazard assessment is to identify and evaluate those conditions that could lead to employees/workers getting hurt or becoming ill. Assessing hazards involves taking a look at what could harm employees/workers at a workplace. A job hazard assessment takes into account the hazard specifics to the work task being done. It also takes into account the potential for hazards present in the surroundings to affect the employee/ worker performing the task.
The safety of our employees is a priority and as Kelly does not own the work sites we have put together generic job hazard assessments of the potential hazards you may encounter while on assignment.
This link provides you with access to some interactive, web based safety awareness programs under the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety website. Some programs include Hazard Assessment and Control, Alberta OHS Legislation Awareness, etc.