Until detailed technical rules are developed, producers with non-family, waged workers will need to follow generally acceptable industry standards and apply general health and safety principles, such as hazard assessments, safeguarding, and use of personal protective equipment.
Workers will be able to refuse unsafe work that presents an imminent danger.
OHS officers will have authorization to investigate serious injuries or deaths of paid, non-family workers. Such investigations could involve reviewing health and safety procedures, condition of equipment, availability of training, etc.
OHS does not investigate non-paid or non-work related incidents. The only exemption is if an owner requests an investigation of an incident involving a resident to help determine what went wrong, and to provide learnings to help prevent similar incidents from happening elsewhere.