Safety Program Models

The following program building models are free to download and use within your organization.

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Employee Safety Orientation

The Employee Safety Orientation for the Food manufacturing & food processing industries addresses the industry need for a visual training tool. This program model introduces some common workplace health and safety elements, and is designed to accompany and be used in conjunction with the workplace orientation program. The manual is intended for new employees joining […]

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Grey Fleet: Occupational Road Safety

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC’s Occupational Road Safety Guide has been developed to provide guidance to an organization in implementing a grey fleet program at their workplace. This guidebook was developed taking into consideration WorkSafeBC’s OHS regulations cover the risk factors, identification by assessment, and controls to be put in place. They also state […]

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Model

A Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a primary component of any employer’s occupational health and safety management system. It helps to address one of the basic rights of workers, the right of participate in workplace health and safety. JHSC have been a legal requirement for all BC workplaces with 20 or more workers […]

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Machine Safeguarding

Safeguarding refers to a variety of controls that are applied (generally) to machinery and equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment. The OHS regulation in British Columbia defines a safeguard as follows: “Safeguard” means the use of a guard, a safety device, a shield, an awareness barrier, warning signs, or other appropriate means, either singly or […]

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Mobile Equipment

Mobile equipment is defined as “a wheeled or tracked vehicle which is engine or motor powered, together with attached or towed equipment, but not a vehicle operated on fixed rails or tracks”. This type of equipment normally operates within the boundaries of a workplace property and it is the responsibility of the employer to develop […]

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Safety Culture

A strong safety culture is an “atmosphere” within the organization that influences safe behaviour. It is more than an official program and must be ingrained in both the formal and informal activities of an organization. It is what happens when nobody is watching. It is when people are proud of their safety performance. It is […]

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Stay at Work / Return to Work

The following Stay‐at‐Work/Return‐to‐Work (SAW/RTW) process model is driven by the need to reduce unnecessary work absence, job loss, and associated negative consequences when employees experience health‐related incidents that affect their ability to perform their usual jobs. The SAW/RTW process provides employees with health‐related incidents the financial, social and psychological benefits and stability of remaining in […]