Management Systems Consulting

 

Implementing a strong occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) helps organizations strategically reduce workplace accidents, injuries and illness. In so doing this will help your organization avoid costly prosecutions, reduce insurance costs, as well as create a culture of positivity when your people see that their needs are being taken into account. This consulting suite of solutions will provide assistance to those who are looking for guidance on the development, implementation or evaluation of their occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) to meet the criteria outlined by accepted industry standards.

Solution Offerings

  • Management System - Gap Analysis
  • Management System - Program Development
  • Management System - Auditing

Andrew Harkness, BA(Econ), DOHS, BA(Labr), Strategy Advisor

With more than 25 years of global health & safety experience, Andrew Harkness consults in areas such as best practices for health, safety and wellness; auditing; risk management; violence and harassment; and psychological workplace health. Andrew Harkness, BA(Econ), DOHS, BA(Labr), Strategy Advisor

 

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

OHSAS 18001 Essentials (2 days)

OHSAS 18001 Essentials (2 days)

This course will provide participants with a better understanding of the key requirements of the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety specification
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$925.00

OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor (2 days)

OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor (2 days)

This course provides participants with the knowledge to evaluate the adequacy of an OHS policy and to audit their OHS management system against overall OHS objectives and in accordance with established audit criteria.
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$925.00

Z1000 Essentials OH&S Management System Implementation (2 days)

Z1000 Essentials OH&S Management System Implementation (2 days)

Improve your organization's occupational health and safety performance with the goal of preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
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$925.00

Z1000 Internal Auditor (2 days)

Z1000 Internal Auditor (2 days)

This course provides the tools to help you ensure your organization is in compliance with the Z1000 OHS management system standard and to continuously improve performance against objectives.
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$895.00

Downloads

Submission on the Discussion Paper to Develop an Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy

Submission on the Discussion Paper to Develop an Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy

Ontario's occupational health and safety strategy is of great importance to the members and industries represented by WSPS, who collectively employ more than 3.8 million people. To that end, WSPS submitted its response to the Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Office Discussion Paper which was released to support the overall development of an Ontario Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy.

See "Submission on the Discussion Paper to Develop an Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy - Briefing" for highlights from this submission.
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Submission on the Discussion Paper to Develop an Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy - Briefing

Submission on the Discussion Paper to Develop an Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy - Briefing

This document contains highlights from the "Submission on the Discussion Paper to Develop an Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy".
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Starting Your Health and Safety Program

Starting Your Health and Safety Program

Employee health and safety are integral to productivity.  A management system that integrates health and safety activities into all aspects of the operations will help achieve positive results in productivity, quality, and the health and safety of employees.  This guideline highlights some critical health and safety program activities.
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Articles

FAQs about health and safety management systems

FAQs about health and safety management systems

Bill 70, passed in December, instantly caught the attention of Ontario's business community by enabling an accreditation process for companies with a health and safety management system. But how do you know if implementing a management system is right for your business?

Mar 15, 2017
What you need to know about Bill 70

What you need to know about Bill 70

If your workplace introduces a recognized management system to prevent injuries and illness, you could receive accreditation for your efforts under new legislation passed in December. The goal is to encourage superior health and safety performance by applying business methods already proven to boost quality and productivity.

Feb 13, 2017
Confirmed! 6 evidence-based leading indicators can predict H&S performance

Confirmed! 6 evidence-based leading indicators can predict H&S performance

Researchers have identified six evidence-based leading indicators that can predict future health and safety performance - and help workplaces achieve maximum results. "Score well on these indicators and you should see it reflected in good performance in the future," explains Illia Tchernikov, WSPS program lead, OHS Research. "Score poorly and you should see an increase in injuries and illnesses."

Mar 03, 2016
Manage productivity and safety together and you'll do better in both, research shows

Manage productivity and safety together and you'll do better in both, research shows

Witnessing the aftermath of the death of a co-worker while working years ago as a summer student immediately drove home the value of safety for David Johnston, now an associate professor of operations management and information systems at York University's Schulich School of Business. As he puts it, "On a personal level I know what it means to workers when a really bad thing happens in the workplace." Through extensive research, Johnston has also learned what it can mean to a business: "companies that are really good at safety are usually really good at production, and companies that are really bad at safety are really bad at production."

Dec 07, 2015
BASF Canada's 6-step process for creating a safety culture

BASF Canada's 6-step process for creating a safety culture

As operations manager of BASF Canada's Windsor Paint Plant, Michael Helferty balances multiple management responsibilities all at the same time, but at WSPS' recent Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Conference & Tradeshow in Mississauga, he focused squarely on health and safety. In a fast-paced 90-minute session, Helferty shared a 6-step process for creating and sustaining a health and safety culture that helped BASF's Windsor plant achieve three years without even a recordable incident.

Jul 14, 2015