Unit B, 2506 Southern Ave,
Brandon, MB R7B 0S4
(204) 761 2868
Email: ralph@macgroup.ca



If you are a company that does or does not have a Safety Program and are looking to have one, give us a call as we at MAC Safety Group are here to assist you.
If you are thinking of obtaining COR or SECOR certification we are MAC Safety Group are here to assist you.

 If you are in a COR or SECOR program and need help retaining that designation, we are MAC Safety Group will assist you in doing this

Training is a key to any business.

list   You need to ensure that you are compliant and have all training in place to each employee for all of their job tasks.

list       We will work with you to ensure that this is done and that proper training is completed.

list   We then have each employee sign off that they  have been trained on each procedure.

list   Lastly, these are filed in each employees personnel file.

list   A flag person training Manitoba is the most important to enable employers to meet their responsibilities.

This ensures compliance on you, the business owner, that all areas are compliant and that you have taken every measure to ensure your employees are properly trained.

  • Chain Saw Training
  • TDG
  • Manitoba Flag Person Training
  • Forklift Training
  • Loader Training
  • Lift Truck (Forklift) Operator Training
  • Lift Truck (Forklift) Operator Refresher Training
  • Accident Investigation
  • Hearing Conservation & Sound Monitoring
  • Legislation 101
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Load Securement
  • Workers Orientation
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Ground Disturbance/Excavation & Trenching
  • Emergency Preparedness

Duties of Employers and Other Persons

General Duties of Employers

An Ontario employer who is covered by the Act, has an obligation to:

  • instruct, inform and supervise workers to protect their health and safety [section 25(2)(a)];
  • assist in a medical emergency by providing any information–including confidential business information–to a qualified medical practitioner who requests the information in order to diagnose or treat any person [section 25(2)(b)];
  • appoint competent persons as supervisors [section 25(2)(c)]. "Competent person" has a very specific meaning under the Act. He or she must:
    • be qualified–through knowledge, training and experience–to organize the work and its performance;
    • be familiar with the Act and the regulations that apply to the work being performed in the workplace;
    • know about any actual or potential danger to health and safety in the workplace; [ 1 ]
  • inform a worker, or a person in authority over a worker, about any hazard in the work and train that worker in the handling, storage, use, disposal and transport of any equipment, substances, tools, material, etc. [section 25(2)(d)];
  • help committees and health and safety representatives to carry out their duties [section 25(2)(e)];
  • not employ workers who are under such age as may be prescribed or knowingly permit underage persons to be in or near the workplace [sections 25(2)(f) and (g)]; [ 2 ]
  • take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker [section 25(2)(h)];
  • post in the workplace a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as explanatory material prepared by the ministry that outlines the rights, responsibilities and duties of workers. This material must be in English and the majority language in the workplace [section 25(2)(i)];
  • prepare a written occupational health and safety policy, review that policy at least once a year and set up a program to implement it [section 25(2)(j)]. [ 3 ] For guidance on how to do this, see Appendix A;
  • post a copy of the occupational health and safety policy in the workplace, where workers will be most likely to see it [section 25 (2)(k)];
  • provide the joint committee or the health and safety representative with the results of any occupational health and safety report that the employer has. If the report is in writing, the employer must also provide a copy of the relevant parts of the report [section 25(2)(1)];
  • advise workers of the results of such a report. If the report is in writing, the employer must, on request, make available to workers copies of those portions that concern occupational health and safety [section 25(2)(m)]; and
  • ensure that every part of the physical structure of the workplace can support all loads to which it may be subjected, in accordance with the Building Code Act and any standards prescribed by the ministry [section 25(1)(e)]. This duty also applies to the self-employed.


[ 1 ] Employers may appoint themselves as supervisors if they meet all three qualifications [section 25(3)].

[ 2 ] Minimum age requirements for different types of workplaces are set out (i.e., prescribed) in various regulations under the Act that apply to those workplaces. For example, a person must be at least 18 years old to work in an underground mine; 16 to work on a construction project or in a logging operation; 15 to work in a factory; and 14 to work in a store or office.

[ 3 ] This provision does not apply to workplaces that regularly employ five or fewer workers.



Member of

wasp csse bbe

Proud supporter of

keystonehearing rdian traffic john john john john