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WorkSafeBC – The Importance Of Due Diligence In The Workplace

May 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Content: Due Diligence in the Workplace

Not all supervisors, managers, or joint safety committee members are aware of the legal issues that surround safety on the worksite. This presentation is important for people with health and safety responsibilities in the workplace.

Why? Because if you continually practice due diligence in your work, you will never need to use it as a defense.

WorkSafeBC’s objective is to reduce injury and occupational disease in BC through active enforcement of the Act and the Regulation and through assisting all people having workplace health and safety responsibilities to exercise due diligence.

We will examine the reality of legal accountability and its impact on supervisors, managers, safety committee members, and the management system supported. Tanya will present considerations, strategies and recommendations to reduce personal liability and improve workplace safety. You will hear examples from the practical world of day to day worksite safety and due diligence.

Participants will be able to:
Define the meaning of due diligence within the context of the Workers Compensation Act
Explain key factors in the practice of due diligence in the workplace
Explain the concept of due diligence as a defense
Identify the potential legal consequences of failing to exercise due diligence
The course has examples, discussion, theory and a practical component to practice.
WorkSafeBC legislation requires that employers provide joint safety committee members access to workplace safety training – PrintForward is offering this 4 hours course to help members, and non-members, meet the annual training requirements.

Instructor Profile:
Tanya Steele NCSO, (R)CS0, CSS, CHSC
Professional Instructor & Speaker Regional Safety Advisor CSSE Regional VP BC/Yukon

Tanya Steele is a well-respected and sought after Speaker and Trainer in the safety profession. She speaks at conferences across Canada, such as the CSSE National Conference, Manitoba NCSO Conference, Western Conference on Safety, WorkSafeBC Bridging the Gap Conference, Go2HR Conference and many more.

Tanya currently works with the BC Construction Safety Alliance as a Regional Safety Advisor and Instructor and with the Pacific Safety Center as an instructor. She has participated on committees such as the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering; NAOSH Lower Mainland Chapter, Outreach Committee; VRCA Education Committee; ASTTBC; and the NCSO BC Work Group committee.

Tanya has 24 years of experience as an OFA and Safety Specialist and offers her students and clients real life scenarios and solutions. Tanya is committed to implementing safety with versatile, cost effect and solution oriented safety services and she delivers instruction in energetic, relatable and practical ways.

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