Every injury that occurs on the job costs time, money, and productivity. Our team of experienced safety consultants work closely with our customers on all aspects of their health and safety programs and ensure their business is operating in compliance with all local and national health and safety legislation.
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- Confined Space Entry
- Emergency Response
- Ergonomic Hazard Analysis
- Fall Prevention & Detection
- Gap Analysis:
- JHSC & H/S Reps
- Job Hazard Analysis
- OHS Auditing
- Procedure Writing
- Record Keeping & Retention
- Safety Inspections
- Structure & Responsibilities
- Training Needs Analysis
- Workplace Violence & Harassment
Confined Space Entry:
You need to develop a Confined Space Hazard Assessment and Control Program to manage the risks associated with working in confined spaces.
A Confined Space Hazard Assessment and Control Program must be:
- specific for the work you are conducting, and
- written for work in each confined space.
A Confined Space Hazard Assessment and Control Program should include the following:
- Description of roles and responsibilities of each person or party (e.g. employer, supervisor, workers, attendant, and emergency response team).
- Advice on how to identify confined spaces.
- The identification and assessment of all potential hazards that may exist at the beginning of the work as well as those that may develop because of the work activities.
- A plan to eliminate or control all identified hazards.
- Training program for all the workers that will enter into the confined spaces.
- The establishment of an entry permit system for each entry into a confined space.
- Development of an emergency plan complete with training and equipment in case an unforeseen situation occurs.
- An emergency response system.
- Program review whenever there is a change in circumstances or at least annually, to identify program weaknesses and make any necessary changes to the program.
- Record and documentation control.
We can help your team determine hazards, risk and controls within each identified confined space. We can also help to create safe work procedures for confined space entry.
A definite plan to deal with emergencies is an important element of any OH&S program.
Besides the major benefit of providing guidance during an emergency, you may discover unrecognized hazardous conditions that would aggravate an emergency situation.
The planning process may reveal deficiencies like the lack of resources or things to fix before an emergency occurs.
An emergency plan promotes safety awareness and shows the organization’s commitment to the safety of workers.
An urgent need for rapid decisions, time shortages, and lack of resources and trained personnel can lead to chaos during an emergency.
Time and circumstances in an emergency mean you cannot always rely on normal channels of authority and communication. The stress of the situation can lead to poor judgment resulting in severe losses.
Therefore preplanning is necessary since emergencies can happen whenever.
Ergonomic Hazard Analysis:
The key to workplace ergonomics is to recognize potential hazards before they occur. We can help your company identify and mitigate these hazards and risks.
Our process includes:
- conducting assessments
- creating safe work procedures for identified risk areas, and
- providing direction for purchasing ergonomic accessories where required.
Fall Prevention & Detection:
If you need fall protection, it’s necessary to establish a complete fall protection program if one is not in place. The program should include training workers, selecting, fitting, and inspecting the equipment.
We can support you to determine hazards, risks and controls for identified areas needing fall protection. We can also help you create safe work procedures for fall protection systems.
You can use a gap analysis to achieve company goals. It looks at the difference between your current state with your ideal state. You can perform a gap analysis at a strategic or operational level of your business.
Contact us for more information on how we can help you complete your own gap analysis.
JHSC & H/S Reps:
Employers are responsible for establishing workplace health and safety committees. Most Canadian health and safety legislation sets guidelines on how to organize a health and safety committee.
Your workplace leaders are responsible for establishing terms of reference applicable to the formation, structure and function of the committee.
Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis:
A job hazard analysis (JHA) is sometimes called a job safety analysis (JSA). It is a procedure to integrate accepted health and safety principles and practices. Typically the JHA will focus on a particular task or department role.
You must analyze each step of the job to identify potential hazards and recommend the safest way to do the job.
Once you’ve completed the JHA, you can turn your solutions into a written work procedure.
Your JHA can serve as a teaching aid for initial job training and as a briefing guide for infrequent jobs. You can also use it as a standard for health and safety inspections or observations. In particular, a JHA will help you complete comprehensive accident investigations.
We can teach you how to conduct a JHA and walk you through the process from beginning to end.
Through the evaluation of the facility’s workplace Health & Safety through use of the WSIB Workwell Audit, Levitt-Safety can help you to prepare a facility for any upcoming Health and Safety audits.
We can also help facilities if they have already been through a Workwell audit and are working towards achieving compliance for re-evaluation.
We offer help with procedure writing in many areas including confined space entry, ergonomics and fall protection.
Record Keeping & Retention:
The law requires you to keep adequate records if you are carrying on a business or engaged in a commercial activity in Canada.
Records are accounting and other financial documents that you keep in an organized way.
Your records have to provide enough details to determine your tax obligations and entitlements. Original documents must support your records, which we can help with. Contact us for more information.
Workplace safety inspections help prevent injuries and illnesses by identifying hazards and providing a record for corrective action.
Regular workplace inspections are an important part of the overall occupational health and safety program. Your Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee can help plan, conduct and report inspections.
Inspections are important as they allow you to:
- Listen to the concerns of workers and supervisors
- Gain further understanding of jobs and tasks
- Identify existing and potential hazards
- Determine underlying causes of hazards
- Monitor hazard controls (personal protective equipment, engineering controls, policies, procedures)
- Recommend corrective action
Structure & Responsibilities:
Your workplace needs a solid health and safety foundation. It consists of various roles, responsibilities and structured systems.
Your company should have policies and procedures in place for the safety of all employees. We can help you develop a plan of action specific to your company.
Training Needs Analysis:
A training needs analysis identifies gaps in employee training and related training needs. The training needs analysis is critical for training and development.
Your human resource team should be adept at performing a training needs assessment. We can help them with the process.
Workplace Violence & Harassment:
Workplace harassment and violence is the most reported workplace incident in Canada. It’s any act of abuse, threats, intimidation or assault in the workplace.
Workplace violence is not limited to incidents that occur within a traditional workplace. Work-related violence can occur at:
- off-site business-related functions (conferences, trade shows)
- social events related to work
- in clients’ homes, or
- away from work but resulting from work (a threatening telephone call to your home from a client).
Employers must take all reasonable precautions to protect employees.
The most important component of any workplace violence prevention program is management commitment. Management commitment is best communicated in a written policy. Let us help with yours.
Let our team at Levitt-Safety help you:
It can be overwhelming to make decisions and develop planning alone; we get it. Our team at Levitt-Safety has over eight decades of experience in helping businesses maintain a safe workplace and a safe workforce.
Let our team at Levitt-Safety help you create the safest, most productive workplace. To get started, fill out the form on this page and let us know the type of service you’d like help with. A member of our team will contact you for further information and help coordinate the next steps.