Health and Safety Toolkit
Whether your organization is small or large all health and safety programs are built on standard principles. All the resources that you will find included are free and can be customized to meet your organizational needs.
OHSMS Program Elements
The Government of Alberta has established 10 Health and Safety Program Elements essential for all successful health and safety programs:
Management Leadership and Organizational Commitment
Successful health and safety systems are ones where organizational leadership takes an active role in the system.
Hazard Assessments are the backbone or starting point of your health and safety program.
Effective hazards controls ensure that all individuals are kept safe and health while at the worksite.
Health and Safety Committee and/or Representative
Employers and workers working together to ensure the health and safety of all the workers at the worksite.
Qualification, Orientation and Training
Qualification, orientation and training is key to ensuring that staff perform their jobs safely.
Other Work Site Parties
All workplaces experience other that come to their work site and it is important that all these additional individuals are protected.
Inspections are key to the proactive identification and monitoring of hazards and controls.
Every work site experiences situations that are out of the normal therefore it is important that systems are in place to know how to respond to such times.
Even though an incident free work site is the goal if an incident does occur a system to investigate such incidents is needed.
A health and safety system is only as good as your plan for documenting and improving it.
Health and Safety Program Self- Assessment Review
This online assessment will provide the user with an assessment of some of the key components of their health and safety systems. The online self-assessment and subsequent action plan can be completed by the organization leadership (timeframe: approximately 15 minutes to complete the online self-assessment).