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Health and Safety Program Evaluation Phase 2

There are a number of standards, both national and international, for Health and Safety Management systems, the most recent being CSA Z45001-2019. Although individual elements vary within the standards, there are a number of common tenets or pillars, one being a regular audit or Evaluation of the Health and Safety Program.

Historically in Ontario the WSIB Workwell Evaluation Tool has been used for this purpose. SBCI uses WSIB Workwell as a framework to evaluate school board Health and Safety practices and procedures, with a number of modifications. These modifications include separating the Evaluation into 3 phases and streamlining the Evaluation to concentrate on documentation while eliminating the validation steps of observation (inspections) and interviews (multiple).

This Evaluation incorporated Phase 2 elements. Phase 2 includes regulatory requirements such as responsibilities within the workplace, training procedures, JHSC inspection requirements, and investigation protocols. The Evaluation concentrates solely on documentation. Validation via school/worksite inspections and structured interviews are not part of the Evaluation.