Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act has its foundation in IRS
It is true to say that the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act has its foundation in IRS.
Internal Responsible System (IRS) is the main philosophy behind the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Moreover, IRS is a system where every individual at a workplace has direct responsibility for health and safety. Further, IRS requires every individual to consider health and safety an essential part of the job. Therefore, IRS is the main and necessary foundation for the success of OHS.
Vital for the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
IRS means that every individual does health and safety, in a manner compatible with the nature of work. Moreover, under IRS, each person working in an organization takes the initiative on diverse health and safety issues. Therefore, individuals tend to work towards solving problems and making improvements on an ongoing basis. As part of the IRS, a person acts individually and in cooperation with his peers at work.
You are the major part of IRS
The major reason to have a strong IRS is that you are a major part of it. Under a well-defined IRS, every worker has responsibilities towards OHS, which includes you.
Best way to drive down risk effectively
IRS by default ensures that every individual feels responsible individually for OHS. Moreover, it motivates individuals to contribute towards health and safety of everyone working at the organization. This is vital for OHS.
IRS gives serious priority to the human element in risk management
IRS captures the knowledge, experience, skill, insight, observational position, initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm of everyone at the workplace. Further, individuals possess loads of information pertaining to tools, material, machines, environment, and processes in the workplace. IRS helps a company create an engagement culture where workers can share their local knowledge to constantly improve OHS.
Therefore, IRS becomes the foundation of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.