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Future of safety rests beyond compliance

Companies to enrol in the WSIB’s new Health and Safety Excellence program and pursue ISO 45001 accreditation as the gold standard for health and safety. Building an accredited health and safety program requires time and money, but properly built, it could be a “lifeline,” noting courts look favourably at employers who attempt to do everything reasonable. Development of a standard safe operating procedure must be completed in partnership between HR and OHS. Employing able supervisors is “key to your program,” noting that if a manager is not trained on the OHS Act and associated regulations, that company is immediately below compliance. (Source: OHS Canada, 2020).

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