Safety Managers Introductory Training Program

Your safety manager must be familiar with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and to coordinate the workplace health & safety activities. They must have formal training including but not limited to:

  • Health, safety and the law
  • Planned workplace inspections
  • Accident investigation
  • Loss control management
  • Occupational health and safety certification

This two day introductory training program session will provide the basics of their requirements. The training program will include:

1.  Legislation

  1. Demonstrate the ability to look up information in the OHSA and regulations
  2. Identify responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers
  3. Recognize the importance of the Internal Responsibility System
  4. Define the key terms in the Act and Regulations
  5. Recognize the fines and penalties listed in the Act
  6. Understand the role, powers and functions of an MOL inspector
  7. Distinguish between different regulations made under the Act

2.  Loss Control Management Principles

  • Due Diligence
  • Auditing/ Inspections
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee
  • Procedures
  • Physical and Chemical Health Hazards
  • Designated Substances
  • Fire Protection and First Aid
  • Implementation of the Committee
  • Accident/Incident Investigation

3.  Due Diligence

  • Define good management principles
  • Recognize how it links to the Internal Responsibility System
  • Understand how a good policy and program contributes to Due Diligence

4.  Auditing/ workplace Inspection

  • Understand the role auditing/inspection
  • Review different auditing/inspection systems
  • Demonstrate the need for auditing/inspection of their program
  • Develop an audit/inspection for an element of a safety and health program

5.  Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)

  • Understand the role of the JHSC in the firm
  • Identify the powers and functions of the JHSC
  • Recognize the structure and operation of an effective JHSC
  • Review the importance of recommendations made by the JHSC

6.  Procedures

  • Review the legal need for a policy and program for health & safety
  • Define what a policy and procedure is
  • Explain the components of a good procedure
  • Recognize that both legal and company procedures exist
  • Review the company procedure manual
  • Discuss methods for implementing these procedures

7.  Physical and Chemical Hazards

  • Define the relevant legislation for physical and chemical health hazards
  • Identify the health effects of specific hazards such as dust, noise, and chemical solvents
  • Select different control methods appropriate for these hazards
  • Evaluate the workplace for these hazards

8.  Designated Substances

  • Review relevant legislation for designated substances
  • Explain the components of a good control program
  • Evaluate the company program and recommend improvements

9.  Fire Protection and First aid

  • Identify relevant parts of the fire code
  • Understand specific requirements for fire protection equipment
  • Recognize the need for an emergency plan for the workplace
  • Identify the workplace requirements for first aid

10.  Implementation Committee

  • Organize a committee to implement the safety and health program
  • Develop Terms of Reference for the committee
  • Define the purpose of the committee
  • Identify what tools and resources are required to achieve the purpose
  • Identify problems for the implementation process
  • Develop solutions for these
  • Develop timelines and task lists for implementing