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Safety Program Creation & Management

Safety Program Creation & Management

Who Needs a Safety Program?

Federal & Provincial Legislation requires all companies large or small to create and maintain a safety program. This program must contain at a minimum:

1. A Safety Manual: Available to all workers at all locations. Must contain written policies, signed and dated by management and reviewed on an annual basis.

2. Orientation Training: Including WHMIS and all safety policies and company rules. This must be completed and documented before a new employee begins work.

3. Job-Specific Training: To ensure the competency of workers in all tasks they are required to perform. This must be documented in personnel files.

4. Hazard Identification: To ensure that all hazards of all worksites are recognized and proper controls are put in place before work begins.

5. Written Job Procedures: Step-by-step instructions to safely complete each hazardous task and tasks that have the potential to become hazardous if not done correctly.

6. First Aid: Legislation dictates the amount of supplies and trained personnel that must be available at a worksite depending on location and number of workers.

There are many other parts of the OH&S legislation that will apply to your business. Every business has a legal obligation to comply to each and every one of them. Our staff is trained and experienced in OH&S regulations and safety codes. Let us show you what your business does and does not need. Our systems are custom designed to your business and only include what is practical and beneficial to your business.

Creating a Safety Program?

Many companies are also required by their clients to obtain a Certificate of Recognition. This is a certificate received from one of the certifying safety associations. To obtain this certificate you must create a program, operate with it for at least one year, and then have your program audited to ensure it has been completely and effectively implemented.

For many small companies it is neither cost effective nor practical to hire and train administration staff to manage their safety programs.

If you don’t have a safety program or need an existing program updated please contact us. We will set up a consultation to examine the particular requirements of your program. Throughout all the steps of creating your program, your involvement is required to ensure that the program meets your needs and suits your company.

Program Management

Many companies are also required by their clients to obtain a Certificate of Recognition. This is a certificate received from one of the certifying safety associations. To obtain this certificate you must create a program, operate with it for at least one year, and then have your program audited to ensure it has been completely and effectively implemented. To assist these companies we offer a program management service. Much the same as our bookkeeping division will take care of your financial administration needs, we will take care of your safety administration needs.

Clients who choose this option are required to complete their necessary documentation from day to day. Then forward it to Performance Business Consulting where we will:

  • Input the data into the necessary tracking programs
  • File all documentation
  • Prepare all monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Update your program as necessary
  • Prepare your program for audit

The result is that you get all the benefit of having a full-time safety manager without having to pay the salary of a full-time employee. If your company grows to the point where you have a full-time administration staff and would like to self-manage your program, we will be happy to train your staff to ensure that they can effectively manage your program.

We also offer an in-house system. If you wish to have all of your files in your own office we will be happy to complete all the tracking and management of your program in your office