Hazard Specific Programs

 

These WSPS Consulting services are designed to help move customers closer to meeting compliance with the legal expectations of the OHSA related to the specific hazards within their workplaces. Our consultants work closely with our customers to develop tailored and sustainable hazard specific programs for unique hazards experienced at the workplace.

Our work helps the customer deal proactively with these hazards in a structured and consistent manner following recognised industry practice. This ensures the hazards identified are managed relative to risk and that workers can subsequently receive the training necessary to ensure workplace safety. This service ensures the customer is working from a comprehensive and consistent program that addresses their needs.

The following outline just some of the hazard specific program development solutions we assist our customers with.

Confined Space Program Development

In tandem with key customer stakeholders WSPS consulting professionals will review existing program documentation, the workplace and confined spaces in question in order to develop a "model" confined space entry program and supporting procedures that can enable safe confined space management protocols.

Safe Work Practices Development (SWP)

Safe Work Practices (SWP) assist employers to operationalize their health and safety program by documenting the areas or tasks that are at high risk listing out safe work practices to prevent injury.

Violence and Harassment Prevention Program Development

This solution provides Ontario Provincially regulated customers with a documented Workplace Harassment and Violence prevention program in alignment to the requirements of the OHSA, Ontario Ministry of Labour and Prevention System Partner Guidelines.

Tech Shop & Science Class Inspection - Student Injury Prevention Initiative

WSPS provides inspections of Tech Shops such as Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Hospitality, Cosmetology, Communications and Green Industries, identifying a broad range of hazards including machine, chemical and fall hazards. WSPS also inspects science classrooms, labs and storage/prep areas. WSPS has developed an inspection checklist for various types of classrooms, general conditions, as well as interview questions for administrators and staff. Contracts for these services are often won through and open RFP process, so the objectives, scope and pricing may vary depending on the specific needs of the school board.


Andrew Moffett, Consultant

At WSPS since 2006, Andrew has developed health & safety programs for organizations across the service sector, and has instructed thousands of workers and senior management at most of Ontario's major retailers. Andrew Moffett, Consultant

 

Consulting Services

WSPS Safety Group

WSPS Safety Group

WSPS is the largest Safety Group provider and one of the longest running sponsors in the province. With our extensive experience and proven track record, by working with us and other member firms participating firms can achieve better results, and qualify for WSIB rebates.

Training

Confined Space Safety (1/2 day)

Confined Space Safety (1/2 day)

This 1/2 day instructor-led course is designed to provide participants with general, legislative, and refresher training around confined spaces.
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$149.00

Investigating Accidents and Incidents (1/2 day)

Investigating Accidents and Incidents (1/2 day)

This program blends accident investigation theory with hands on practice.
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$149.00

Inspecting Your Workplace (1/2 day)

Inspecting Your Workplace (1/2 day)

This 1/2 day, instructor-led course equips you with the necessary skills for regular, planned inspections.
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$149.00

The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study (1/2 day)

The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study (1/2 day)

NEW! Hone your skills through participation in a mock accident investigation.
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$180.00

E-Courses

(ON) Contractor Health and Safety in Ontario (1 hour)

(ON) Contractor Health and Safety in Ontario (1 hour)

Owners, employers and contractors must each be clear about their health and safety responsibilities.
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$64.00

Accident Investigation (English) (1 hour)

Accident Investigation (English) (1 hour)

Practical approach to investigating workplace accidents, with emphasis on how to find root cause.
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$49.00

Accident Investigation (French) (1 hour)

Accident Investigation (French) (1 hour)

Reduce liabilities and increase organizational compliance through high performance H&S leadership.
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$49.00

Confined Space Management (English) (1.5 hours)

Confined Space Management (English) (1.5 hours)

Learn how to establish and manage a confined space program for your workplace.
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$64.00

Confined Space Management (French) (1.5 hours)

Confined Space Management (French) (1.5 hours)

Learn how to establish and manage a confined space program for your workplace.
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$64.00

Confined Spaces: The Basics (English) (3 hours)

Confined Spaces: The Basics (English) (3 hours)

Learn about confined spaces, identification and control of hazards and key steps to working safely.
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$64.00

Confined Spaces: The Basics (French) (3 hours)

Confined Spaces: The Basics (French) (3 hours)

Learn about confined spaces, identification and control of hazards and key steps to working safely.
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$64.00

Workplace Inspections (English) (1 hour)

Workplace Inspections (English) (1 hour)

This course will teach you how to effectively prepare, conduct and document workplace inspections.
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$49.00

Workplace Inspections (French) (1 hour)

Workplace Inspections (French) (1 hour)

This course will teach you how to effective prepare, conduct and document workplace inspections.
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$49.00

Reference Products

Inspecting Physical Conditions, Guidelines for Setting Standards (8th Edition)

Inspecting Physical Conditions, Guidelines for Setting Standards (8th Edition)

A comprehensive, print-based resource that identifies applicable laws and standards and provides detailed guidelines relating to over 30 workplace hazards and 20 controls.
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$119.00

Downloads

Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries (French)

Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries (French)

Designed for businesses in all industries, the poster provides employers with tips on how to create a safe work environment for aging workers. Tips address training, teamwork, the value of older workers, and their role in working safely.
73 KB pdf
Violence Prevention Guide

Violence Prevention Guide

Violence Prevention Guide

517 KB PDF
Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulatory Requirements

Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulatory Requirements

Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulatory Requirements

504 KB PDF
Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries

Strategies for Ontario’s aging workforce: what employers can do to prevent injuries

Designed for businesses in all industries, the poster provides employers with tips on how to create a safe work environment for aging workers. Tips address training, teamwork, the value of older workers, and their role in working safely.

86 KB PDF
Workplace Inspection Recording Form

Workplace Inspection Recording Form

Joint health and safety committee members can use this form to help classify hazards during workplace inspections.  Revised August 2012.
243 KB pdf
Investigation Report (Form)

Investigation Report (Form)

Use this form to identify incident information, cause analysis, controls, costs and action plans.
412 KB pdf
Investigation Report Form (Instructions)

Investigation Report Form (Instructions)

These instructions will guide you in the use of the "Investigation Report Form" that helps to identify incident information, cause analysis, controls, costs and action plans.
186 KB pdf
Injury Analysis Report Form - Instructions to Complete

Injury Analysis Report Form - Instructions to Complete

Use these instructions to help complete the "Injury Analysis Report Form".
370 KB pdf
Injury Analysis Report Form

Injury Analysis Report Form

Use of this form will help you document workplace injuries to determine whether there are gaps in your health and safety policy and program.  See "Injury Analysis Report Form - Instructions to Complete" to help you complete this form.
428 KB pdf
Workplace Hazards Inspection Form (Workplace Violence)

Workplace Hazards Inspection Form (Workplace Violence)

This form will help you identify potential hazards in your workplace as they relate to the security of your employees and visitors.
356 KB pdf

Articles

Lockout: follow this 6 step template

Lockout: follow this 6 step template

The key to preventing lockout incidents, says WSPS consultant Michael Wilson, is understanding which hazardous energies you are dealing with. Up to eight potential sources must be controlled before a worker can safely carry out maintenance and repair tasks.

Mar 15, 2017
7 ways to jump-start your machine safety inspections

7 ways to jump-start your machine safety inspections

When WSPS machine safety specialist Michael Wilson visits workplaces, he often comes across joint health and safety committee members reviewing machine guarding as part of their regular inspections. "That's a good thing," says Wilson, "but what's common can quickly become routine." This is one reason why, despite workplaces' best intentions, contact with machinery remains a top hazard in Ontario workplaces.

May 05, 2016