Leading for Safety Compliance

An effective supervisor is someone who demonstrates and promotes health and safety, in tandem with overall employee performance.
Often, supervisors’ plates are overloaded between overseeing the work being done and representing management – all at the same time. Many are promoted into their roles with minimal training, direction and clarity around safety responsibilities they should be performing. Does this sound familiar to you?
In this two-day course, participants will be introduced to WorkSafe BC’s key health and safety requirements to ensure you and your organization are upholding due diligence. Students will be given the tools they need to build health and safety into their daily tasks, while creating a lasting contribution towards a safe and productive workplace.

An effective supervisor is someone who demonstrates and promotes health and safety, in tandem with overall employee performance.

Often, supervisors’ plates are overloaded between overseeing the work being done and representing management – all at the same time.  Many are promoted into their roles with minimal training, direction and clarity around safety responsibilities they should be performing. Does this sound familiar to you?

In this two-day course, participants will be introduced to WorkSafe BC’s key health and safety requirements to ensure you and your organization are upholding due diligence. Students will be given the tools they need to build health and safety into their daily tasks, while creating a lasting contribution towards a safe and productive workplace.

INTENDED FOR:

This two-day workshop is for those who are responsible for ensuring health and safety requirements are met within their workforce.

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 12 per class
COURSE LENGTH: Two Days (8 hours)
COURSE CONTENT:  Each participant will be instructed in accordance with WorkSafe BC legislation and supervisory materials, applicable CSA materials, and leading industry guidelines.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
  • Roles and responsibilities in Health and Safety: employer, supervisor, worker and contractors
  • Understanding and implementing applicable legislation
  • Identifying when a formal Occupational Health and Safety program is required and how to effectively implement one
  • Key elements of a formal OHS program: regulatory policies, inspection, meetings, investigations, records management, training and supervision
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees: their function and role, duties, membership, education, training and effectiveness
  • Conducting thorough risk assessments and implementing effective hazard controls
  • Conducting formal incident investigations and completing Employer Incident Investigation Reports
  • Compliance & due diligence: managing, reporting, tracking
  • Conducting New and Young Worker training
  • Completing onsite orientations for New and Young Workers and contractors
  • Progressive disciplinary action
CERTIFICATION:

A Record of Training (ROT) certificate and wallet card will be issued upon successful completion of this course.

ATTENTION HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISORS/EMPLOYERS

Under the Canada Criminal Code, supervisors, managers and employers can be charged with criminal negligence, fined, and possibly jailed when they fail to protect the health and safety of the workers, contractors and others in the workplace.

Workers Compensation Act Section 117 – General duties of supervisors

(1) Every supervisor must:
(a) ensure the health and safety of all workers under the direct supervision of the supervisor,

(b) be knowledgeable about this Part and those regulations applicable to the work being super- vised, and

(c) comply with this Part, the regulations and any applicable orders.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), a supervisor must

(a) Ensure that the workers under his or her direct supervision

(i) are made aware of all known or reasonably foreseeable health or safety hazards in the area where they work, and

(ii) comply with this Part, the regulations and any applicable orders,

(b) consult and cooperate with the joint committee or worker health and safety representative for the workplace, and

(c) cooperate with the Board, officers of the Board and any other person carrying out a duty under the Part of the regulations.

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