This seminar is designed for human resource directors, health and safety directors, business and office managers, rehabilitation specialists, risk managers, case managers and nurses.
Dealing with workplace health and safety issues involves multiple legal, financial and moral issues. Learning how to be a more pro-active employer in the system can assist in improving employee relations and minimize contested proceedings – translating into decreased legal, and financial costs for the employer.
This program will detail strategies to reduce injury and workers’ compensation costs in the province of Alberta.
Proven strategies will be detailed to enhance due diligence, investigate incidents thoroughly and learn the latest developments in Health and Safety legislation in Alberta.
Learn about the issues that directly impact your bottom line in Advanced Health And Safety Strategies!
Topics to be covered include:
• Health And Safety Audits
• Recent Developments In Occupational Health And Safety: Ensuring Your Workplace Is Up To The Challenge
• Defending Occupational Health And Safety Charges
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. A Win-Win Solution: Health And Safety Audits
A. How Health And Safety Auditing Can Provide A Competitive Advantage
B. What A Health And Safety Audit Is
C. The Concept Of Due Diligence
D. How A Health And Safety Audit Measures A Management’s Occupational Health And Safety System
E. The Partnerships Program
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. The Role Of Certifying Partners
A. The Process Of Registering In The Partnerships Program
B. The Quality Review Process Of Audits
C. How To Select An Experienced Health And Safety Auditor
D. Synopsis Of The Benefits To Be Gained
E. Question And Answer Period
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
III. Recent Developments In Occupational Health And Safety: Ensuring Your
Workplace Is Up To The Challenge
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IV. Incident Protocol: Ensuring You Take The Proper Steps
A. First Aid
B. Notification To WHS
C. Protecting The Scene Of The Accident
D. Providing Access To Workplace Health And Safety – Powers Of Occupational Health And Safety Officers
E. Conducting Your Own Investigation
F. Preparation Of Report
G. Conduct After Report Submission
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
V. Defending Occupational Health And Safety Charges
A. Understanding The Process That Leads To The Decision To Prosecute
B. Burdens Of Proof: Who Must Prove What
C. Factors Affecting Due Diligence
E. Impact Of Charges And The Outcome Of A Prosecution
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VI. How Can Your Company Avoid Injuries, Fatalities And Prosecutions – A Case
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Question Period