Essential Elements Program


Employers are required to prepare and annually review a written occupational health and safety policy, and develop and maintain a program to implement that policy. Understanding one size does not fit all, WSPS works with each customer to provide a scalable approach when building a prevention program.

This service provides a foundation for employers to help them meet their OHS Act legislative requirements. To supplement the Essential Elements, WSPS provides additional hazard specific program assessment and development services to complete a health and safety prevention program.

Health & Safety Essential Elements Program

This solution provides customers with a health and safety documented system and an implementation roadmap to help them integrate health & safety into their organization. Essential Elements is the foundation to creating an overall health & safety program focusing on the Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements. Hazard specific programs beyond the Essential Elements are required for the customer to have a comprehensive health and safety prevention program.

Paul Hartford, Consultant

Paul believes the biggest impediment to health & safety is complacency, and while he acknowledges the pressure to be productive, he points out: “There has to be a culture shift. You can’t just think about that day’s quota - you have to think long-term.Paul Hartford, Consultant