On-Track Safety Solutions

What is Energy Safety Canada?

Energy Safety Canada

Have you heard of Energy Safety Canada? If not you are not alone!  On October 18, 2017, a merger of Enform Canada and Oil Sands Safety Association created the new Energy Safety Canada with a goal of bringing the best associations to accelerate improvements in safe work performance.

“A key objective of Energy Safety Canada is to facilitate the collaboration that’s required across all of our industry sectors to standardize and simplify and create best-in-class safety training and services,” says Murray Elliott, President of Energy Safety Canada. “In the coming months we will be reviewing and launching initiatives but, in the meantime, business continues as usual. Nothing has changed for workers or companies – whether it’s Enform or OSSA training certifications, safety audits, or other services.”

The new website can be found at www.energysafetycanada.com

How to Create a Formal Hazard Assessment

There are two levels of hazard assessment:

  • Formal hazard assessment
  • Field-level hazard assessment

Formal Hazard Assessment are the foundation of safety program and involve:

  • identification of all jobs and tasks performed by employees,
  • assessment of each task for hazards,
  • prioritization of the hazards based on the level of risk,
  • implementation of controls for the identified hazards

 

Steps for Conducting a Formal Hazard Assessment

  1. Create an inventory of jobs and tasks – The first step of formal hazard assessment is to create a list of all jobs within the scope of your companies business, and record the number of workers that perform each job. Then, list all the tasks performed as part of each job identified.

 

  1. Identify and assess hazards – Each task needs to be assessed to determine the potential hazards and associated risk.  Workers who perform the tasks should be involved in this process to ensure nothing is overlooked. After the hazards are identified, calculate their risk ratings by asking the following questions:
  • What are the consequences if the hazards are not controlled?
  • What is the probability of an incident occurring?
  • What is the frequency of exposure to the hazard?

 

  1. Prioritize hazards- Using the information created so far, determine the overall risk rating for each task, and rank the tasks in order of priority, based on the level of risk.  Sort the tasks from high risk to low risk, and this will give you a critical task list.

 

  1. Determine controls- Address identified hazards by assigning methods of control to eliminate or reduce the hazard. Elimination, engineering, administrative, PPE or a combination of controls can be used for each identified hazard.

 

  1. Review hazard assessments- Formal hazard assessments should be dated and subject to a regular review schedule to prevent the development of conditions that may put workers at risk. These reviews should take place annually (at a minimum), or anytime a new process is introduced, a change is made to the operation, or a significant addition or alteration is made to a work site.

On-Track Safety can help your company with the creation of a formal hazard assessment that will meet government and partnership requirements.  Call our office at 800-440-6650 for more information.

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Enform SECOR Changes

enform SECOR changes 2015

Enform has launched a new protocol for SECOR submissions this year. Changes include new supporting forms with the submission; a requirement for written notes by the Assessor for the audit questions; the ability to upload/submit the SECOR online to Enform for review; and the necessity to complete the audit by electronic means. For more information regarding these changes, please contact our On-Track Safety office at 1-800-440-6650 or visit the Enform website http://www.enform.ca/safety_audits_certification/secor-protocol.aspx

Customized Safety Manual

We can assist you in creating & implementing a Health & Safety Manual to meet the submission requirements for COR or SECOR for the following associations:

Alberta

  • Alberta Construction Safety Association’s (ACSA), Enform, Alberta Association of Safety Partnerships (AASP), Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA), Alberta Safety Council, Alberta Safety Partnerships, and Manufacturers Health and Safety Association (MHSA)

Saskatchewan

  • Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA), Enform, and Work Safe Saskatchewan

British Columbia

  • Enform, BC Construction Safety Alliance, British Columbia Municipal Safety Association, Trucking Safety Council of BC.

All manuals will be customized for your specific needs.

If you’ve created your own COR or SECOR safety manual we can review your documentation prior to submission and provide advice and assistance.

Our programs can include any of the information below, and additional sections can also be added:

  • Health and Safety Policies
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Job Procedures
  • Company Rules
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Training and Communication
  • Inspections
  • Investigations and Reporting
  • Emergency Response
  • Records and Statistics
  • Legislation
  • WHMIS
  • Orientation
  • Violence
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Commercial Vehicle Regulations
  • Light Duty
  • Waste Management/Environmental Policy
  • ISNetworld® RAVS information

Safety Audit – COR & SECOR

On-Track Safety Solutions can assist your company in each step of becoming COR/SECOR certified. We have experienced certified auditors that are comfortable auditing companies of all sizes ranging from 1 to 5,000 employees from all different industries. Contact our office for more information or to book your external or internal COR or SECOR audit. Our auditors can conduct Partners in Injury Reduction COR & SECOR audits for the following partnerships:

  • Enform
  • Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA)
  • Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP)
  • Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA)
  • Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA)
  • Manufacturer’s Health and Safety Association (MHSA)
  • And more

Our auditors combine in-depth knowledge of regulatory programs and management system expertise to help you stay one step ahead of the competition.

COR Audit Monitoring Program

The COR Audit Monitoring Program provides assistance to companies looking to finding qualified Internal and External COR/SECOR Auditors. We provide this FREE service to companies in a variety of industries, including oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, and transportation.

Many companies struggle to find an experienced COR Auditor that is available to conduct an audit prior to their certificate expiry date. On-Track has taken steps to ease this process by developing a program that will monitor your renewal date so we can contact you in advance of your certificate expiry date in order to book an Auditor for you. This service alleviates the need for you take the time out of your busy schedule to contact numerous auditors in order to finally find one who is available to conduct your audit.

Should you need more information regarding this program or should you wish to sign up for our COR Audit Monitoring Service or need to book an Auditor for your upcoming COR/SECOR audit please complete the online form or contact us at 986-3811

A Word From The Owner

At On-Track Safety Solutions Ltd. we are committed to a safe and healthy workplace for everyone – our employees, customers, and subcontractors. Our success is directly related to our dedication to safety and quality.

We continually train our workforce to ensure safe and successful projects. We take pride in the fact that our zero injury goal continues to be met, providing our customers with confidence in our safety and services.

Diana Rude
President/Owner
On-Track Safety Solutions Ltd.

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