Health and safety management has made considerable progress in the past few years. Company executives recognize that financial and human losses sustained through injury and disease are far greater than can be tolerated by shareholders or society in general. Public pressure has moved government to strengthen health and safety laws and regulations in order to increase company diligence in the area of employee protection. Companies are beginning to realize that providing a safe, healthy workplace can have a major positive impact on profitability. The Health and Safety Management System implemented by a company to achieve an optimum level of health and safety does not have to be expensive. The initial costs of implementing an effective system will be returned to the company within the first few years of its existence.

This 2-day course will cover the principles of Health and Safety Management.  Upon completion the participants will be able to:

  1. Define Key Terms and describe applicable legislation
  2. Identify the elements that make health and safety system effective
  3. State key elements in health and safety policy and develop an effective policy
  4. Identify the importance of management’s commitment and describe ways to express it
  5. Identify hazards and access and prioritize the risks associated with each hazard
  6. Describe the requirements of WHMIS legislation
  7. Describe the different methods of hazard / risk control
  8. Demonstrate the ability to use Chemical Hazard Regulations
  9. Define rules, procedures, practices and code of practice
  10. Describe the legislative requirements for medical exams and health monitoring
  11. Describe the purpose of the pre-employment medical assessment
  12. Identify the elements of a hearing conservation program and other programs to address hazards
  13. State the purpose of the inspection process, describe the types and how to conduct them
  14.  Identify the steps to develop an effective emergency response plan (ERP)
  15. Describe the need for change management, the change requirements, and methods for dealing with change
  16. Describe the purpose and content of new employee orientation
  17.  Describe the supervisors responsibilities, knowledge, and skills for health and safety
  18. Identify ways to encourage incident reports and describe the purpose and process of incident investigation.
  19. Describe the purpose of safety systems steering committees and its activities
  20. Describe which records should be kept and how to apply statistical information to safety decision making
  21. Describe the difference between audit and inspection.
  22. Describe methods of evaluation, interviewing techniques, and the audit process