The Occupational Health & Safety Act requires that workplace inspections be conducted monthly. Inspections must take place in each month that there are workers in the building. Months with fewer school days must not be skipped.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act allows the worker members of the Joint Health & Safety Committee to designate other workers to exercise some of a committee member’s rights and responsibilities regarding workplace inspections and work refusal investigations. In the PDSB, a worker is designated for each location.
Our classrooms are not just the workspace of the classroom teacher. They are also the workspace of many other people such as other teachers, support staff, and custodians, who are required to enter the area as part of their job.