Health & Safety Consulting Services
Health & Safety Management System
The purpose of a Health and Safety Management System (Policy Manual) is to promote awareness and proper behaviour within your organization.
This can be accomplished by developing work ethics and management systems that encourage safe handling practices with the highest values being placed on integrity and the health and safety of workers, visitors, contractors, and the surrounding community.
Our manual includes policies, procedures and rules that encompass various areas of health, safety and emergencies. Our manual also includes various forms, inspections, audits and assessments as well as a process for review, continuous improvement implementation and enforcement of policies.
In addition to the above mentioned, processes are also included for ongoing training and review for both the health and safety program as well as behaviour based performances.
We believe that this is an important and vital part of the safety program.
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OHSA s. 25.(2)(j)
Gap Analysis / Audit
A Gap Analysis will assess your Health and Safety Policy Manual or Management System that is currently in place against the set of requirements set out by the WSIB WorkWell Audit and CSA Standard z1000. In this case, we would take each requirement, compare it to what is currently in place, and assess what is required to be compliant with the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MLTSD), Occupational Health and Safety Act, WSIB and necessary CSA Standards. MidSouthWest Training and Consulting will then provide prioritized written recommendations based on these findings, to ensure compliance.
One other use for a Gap Analysis is to assess an implemented Health and Safety Policy Manual or Management System, against changes in the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, WSIB and CSA requirements.
OHSA s. 25. (2)(j) prepare and review at least annually a written occupational health and safety policy and develop and maintain a program to implement that policy.
Health & Safety Audit Preparations
MidSouthWest offers services as health and safety consultants in order to improve the level of safety within your workplace as well as to achieve a healthier working atmosphere for the workers as the law requires. MidSouthWest is experienced in conducting Occupational Health & Safety (OH & S) audits for the purposes of evaluating compliance and/or to assess the effectiveness of OH & S management systems. MidSouthWest has also assisted in the implementation of programs through activities such as management and employee training to ensure that all the health and safety needs of the organization are met.
Policy and Procedure Manuals
MidSouthWest has extensive experience in developing health and safety policies and procedures. We believe all workplaces to be unique, and as such we develop policies that are workplace specific, and take into consideration the distinctive tasks, processes, and dynamics that exist. A thorough assessment of applicable legislation is conducted. Following the review, MidSouthWest works with the company to ensure that policies are written to meet legislative requirements while also being reasonable to implement. MidSouthWest also reviews and revises standard operating procedures, and provides training for managers, supervisors and workers on the revised policies and procedures.
Standard Operating Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are required when there is a high risk of injury or illness to workers. MidSouthWest, in consultation with operators, JHSCs, Health and Safety Representatives, and managers, assists in the writing of SOPs. MidSouthWest will assist in developing procedures and forms that suit the workplace.