OH&S legislation places health and safety responsibility at the top of an organization. Senior executive and management must take "all reasonable care to ensure corporate compliance". Also, the Bill C-45 Amendments to Canada's Criminal Code requires corporate officers or directors to exercise the reasonable care needed to stop reckless corporate health and safety violations.
Understand your role, know the legal requirements and the essential components of a workplace health and safety program.
This online course describes these responsibilities and provides examples of the recommended and required activities to help build and maintain a high-level health and safety program.
- The internal responsibility system
- Employer duties and responsibilities
- General compensation requirements for Canadian provinces and territories
- Enforcement, prosecutions and criminal liability
- Due diligence
- High performance health and safety programs
- Essential components of a workplace health and safety program
Upon completion the participant will be able to
- Understand senior management's role in a complete health and safety program
- Describe the legal context for senior executives and their health and safety responsibilities
- Establish the importance of health and safety culture within an organization
- Discuss the components of a strong health and safety program
- Senior executives
- Chief executive officers
- Upper management and supervisors
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.
Also available in French.
Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.