Essential Value of OHS Management Systems

Essential Value of OHS Management Systems

Individuals responsible for evaluation and on-going development of high-quality safety initiatives within organizations have become increasingly challenged with the increasing complexity of business and continual evolving demands for change. Management Systems offer the opportunity to develop a systematic approach to complex structures to greatly improve Organizations ability to identify and manage workplace risk.

Canadian and global management system standards provide benefits across a broad front and affect all stakeholders, business owners, and employees associated with the systematic identification and management of health and safety risks. Implementing a management system provides benefits and signals confidence and integrity to all parties.

However, there are a diverse variety of OHS management systems to draw upon including CSA Z1000, ILO-OSH 2001, OHSAS 18001, ANZI Z10. It's not just knowing individual management systems. Which one best fits a particular organization's needs?

The Essential Value of OHS Management Systems will provide the tools and strategies to enable the OHS leader to provide the best consultative advice to systematically evaluate the value of OHS Management Systems within a specific organizational context.

Course participants will be able to:

  1. identify the required elements of an effective OHS Managed System
  2. appraise the value of Canadian and Global standards in OHS Management Systems
  3. determine how additional OHS Management System elements support or hinder organizational success
  4. outline a systematic approach in evaluating OHS Management Systems in order to recommend a system to best fit an organization

Course examination:

The course exam is provided to participants by email within five business days of course completion. Participants have 4 weeks from the release date to complete the exam, along with a Statement of Independent Completion. This statement shows that the participant has read and understood the exam instructions, and is submitting an independently completed exam, with any and all collaboration and outside resources are acknowledged therein. The exam deadline is final. Only documented emergencies will be considered by the CSSE as extenuating circumstances for any written request for extension. Please note that delay in opening the exam after delivery, new or added work requirements, and holidays/vacation are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Successful completion of CHSC courses requires completion of a CHSC Exam with a minimum 75% standard. Exams require several hours additional time commitment beyond in-class time for the student to demonstrate mastery of the course expectations. The Exam for the Essentials of Risk Management course has technical content questions based on course materials and a Risk Management Case Study wherein the candidate is expected to apply the principles learned on the course.


Course credits:

  • CSSE has awarded this course 16 CHSC Maintenance Points.


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