OSSE Internal Auditor Training
Internal Auditors are permanent employees of a company, who must be trained and certified by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC to conduct, document and report an OSSE Occupational Health and Safety Management System and/or Injury Management System. It is recommended that the staff member responsible for leading the occupational health and safety program attend the training.
Micro employer (with fewer than 9 workers) trained and certified internal auditors may conduct both certification/re-certification audits and the annual maintenance audits.
Small employer (between 10 and 19 workers) trained and certified internal auditors may conduct both certification/re-certification audits and the annual maintenance audits.
Large employer (with 20 or more workers) trained and certified internal auditors may only conduct the annual maintenance audits.
Internal auditors must conduct a minimum of two audits within the three-year OSSE certification period between their initial internal auditor certification, and attend a 7-hours refresher training to maintain OSSE internal auditor status.
Principles of Occupational Health and Safety Management (online)
The individual should be familiar with all aspects of the occupational health and safety management system. If not, it is recommended that the individual complete the online Principles of Occupational Health and Safety Management System course. The cost of the online course is $49 plus GST.
This course teaches internal auditors how to gather the information necessary for measuring the effectiveness of the corporate safety program. It familiarizes participants with the Audit Tool and prepares them to complete the OSSE maintenance audit. It is strongly recommended that the company trains 2 employees (a minimum of 1 employee).
The duration of the OSSE Internal Auditor Course is a 2-days (14 hours) and topics covered include:
- Overview of the OSSE program
- Understanding audit program definitions
- Understanding auditor roles and responsibilities
- Understanding the activities in the 3 phases of an audit (pre-audit, audit and post-audit)
- Understanding the information collection and evidence-gathering methods
- Navigating the OSSE Audit Tool and associated audit documentation
- Writing and submitting the completed OSSE audit tool and executive summary
Total cost for instruction and course materials including lunch and access to the online audit documentation is:
Internal Auditor Training (Large Employers): $499 plus GST
Internal Auditor Training (Small/Micro Employers): $349 plus GST
Upcoming OSSE Internal Auditor Courses
The OSSE Internal Auditor Course takes place approximately every quarter, and the course schedules are listed.
|Virtual Training Session|
|8:30am to 5:00pm|
|Virtual Training Session||September 9-10, 2020||8:30am to 5:00pm|
|Virtual Training Session||September 16-17, 2020||8:30am to 5:00pm|