Due Diligence for Management Training
Our Due Diligence for Management Training course will ensure that your team is prepared for the potential "fall out" resulting from a serious accident or incident in your workplace.
Universally, health and safety legislation is intended to ensure that employers and employees act responsibly regarding health and safety within the workplace. In matters of incident or accident, employers are required to prove that they have acted responsibly in the prevention of accidents and the preservation of health. This is generally termed proving "due diligence."
The training is designed for Managers, Supervisors and Owners so the more in attendance usually results in a stronger impact to your current safety program.
- On-site training at your location – Contact MidSouthWest Training and Consulting to request a quote.
- Open classroom training – Held at locations throughout southwest Ontario, including Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener, and London. Find a training class location near you.
- Train the Trainer – Have your trainer trained by the best by having MidSouthWest Training and Consulting train them.
- Online learning – Online courses can be purchased indvidually or as part of our learning management system.
- Bill 168 and Bill C-45 (Criminal code)
- How to read the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Understanding the terms "internal responsibility" and "due diligence"
- How regulations affect the various sectors
- Understanding the general responsibilities of employers and supervisors and workers
- Understanding worker's rights including: "the right to participate", "the right to know" and "the right to refuse unsafe work"
- Bill 168 and Bill C-45 (Criminal code), how they fit in the mix
- Enforcement, offences and penalties in terms of non-compliance with the Act
- 1 to 4 hours
Overview of Due Diligence for Employers, Managers and Supervisors
The Internal Responsibility System
OHSA outlines the concepts of an internal responsibility system (IRS) that is based on the principle that workers and employers share responsibility for occupational health and safety and, together, workers and employers are in the best position to identify, manage and solve health and safety issues in the workplace. The IRS means that everyone in the workplace has a role to play in keeping workplaces safe and healthy.
The Employer's Role
It is the employer’s role to take all reasonable precautions necessary to ensure employees know the laws, know the hazards, and understand how to best protect themselves. Employers should also keep up on industry standards and best practices. This means that employers should be aware of how industry norms are changing with regards to appropriate safety policies, procedures and training requirements.
Ensuring adequate occupational health and safety training for all employees is an essential part of a workplace due diligence strategy. Ultimately, it is the employer who is responsible for ensuring employee safety. This means that employers must consider the not only minimum standards for safety training but what the appropriate and reasonable standards are for their industry.
Required health and safety training courses
It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to keep employees safe in the workplace. MidSouthWest Training and Consulting recommends that all employers in Ontario ensure that workers complete the following courses.
1. Basic occupational health and safety training
All workers in Ontario are required to have basic occupational health and safety training. We offer on-site Health and Safety Awareness for Workers and Supervisor Safety Awareness training. We also offer online versions of both courses that can be completed within 1 hr at the employees’ convenience.
2. Workplace violence and harassment
Every employer in Ontario must prepare and post a written policy on workplace violence and harassment and, if employers with more than 5 regular employees are required to provide training for all employees. MidSouthWest offers on-site workplace violence and harassment training.
3. WHMIS 2015 training
All employees who are exposed or likely to be exposed to a hazardous material or controlled product at the workplace. MidSoutWest offers on-site WHMIS 2015.
4. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA)
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the AODA) requires every employer and employee in Ontario to take training on the AODA and the Ontario Human Rights Code .
Courses based on your workplace needs
1. Joint Health and Safety Committee Member Certification
Employers with 20 or more employees are required to establish a Joint Health and Safety Committee with a minimum of two certified members (one resenting workers and one representing the employer). JHSC member certification includes part 1 (basic training) and part 2 (workplace-specific training). MidSouthWest offers JHSC member certification at competitive rates at locations across Ontario.
2. Working at Heights Training
Working at heights training is required for all workers who work at heights on construction projects. MidSouthWest offers open training classes at locations across Ontario or on-site at your location.
3. First Aid and CPR Training
First aid/CPR, including defibrillator training, can have a life-saving impact in an emergency situation and MidSouthWest recommends that a minimum of one employee receive first aid/CPR training. MidSouthWest offers first aid/CPR training on-site to ensure that trainees have an opportunity to practice the skills they learn in the classroom.
4. Due Diligence Training for Management
Due diligence training provides managers and supervisors with an opportunity to understand how regulations affect various sections. Our on-site due diligence training focuses on helping managers and supervisors to develop strategies for creating a robust internal responsibility system within their workplaces.
5. Ergonomics Training
Ergonomics training can help prevent the most common workplace injuries: sprains and strains, overexertion and lower back injuries. Our on-site Ergonomics training teaches participants to effectively identify ergonomic hazards to reduce the risk of pulled muscles, fatigue, back strains, stress, etc.