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45001 (5.4) consultation and participation of workers

Discussion in 'OHSAS - Occupational Health and Safety' started by John C. Abnet, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. John C. Abnet

    John C. Abnet Well-Known Member

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    Hoping to start some conversation specific to this topic. I was in discussion today, and during that discussion there was a "disagreement" specifically surrounding the verbiage in "d)" Emphasize the consultation of non managerial workers on the following....

    Likewise, the similar verbiage exists in "e)" Emphasize the participation of non managerial workers on the following...

    The crux of the debate falls on the word "Emphasize". The thinking is that "emphasize" allows for some discretion , (i.e. the proverbial 'wiggle room'), as to whether or not, for example... the organization [per "d)-2)" ] SHALL gather input from workers prior to developing the OH&S policy)