For your OHS program to be effective your safety training must also be effective. But developing an effective training program can be challenging for safety professionals, especially if they provide that training in-house. And even if you hire outside training providers, you have to be sure that they’re providing quality safety training.
To help safety professionals overcome some of these challenges, the CSA just released a new training management standard.
CSA Occupational Health and Safety Training Z1001–13 is designed to help employers—and training providers—consistently provide quality OHS training to workers, supervisors, managers and JHSC members.
Highlights of Z1001 include guidance on:
- Requirements for management and administration of OHS training
- Identifying OHS training needs
- Developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate OHS training program and courses
- Selecting training providers with appropriate qualifications.
The standard also includes Informative Annexes on how to implement the standard’s requirements and valuable samples of a training matrix, course evaluation form and training assessment surveys.
Learn More about CSA Z1001
We recently asked if you planned to use the new CSA training standard to implement or improve your safety training program. Although 39% said yes, 61% said they might but need more information on the standard.
Well, as they say, ask and ye shall receive.
On May 30, we’ll be holding a webinar on the new CSA training standard. The speaker will be Dylan Short, managing director of The Redlands Group Inc. and Chair of the CSA committee that developed the standard.
Dylan will give an overview of Z1001, its elements and how organizations and safety professionals can use it to audit their own training programs, especially as applied to new worker training.
Attendees of the webinar will also get a copy of a New Worker Training Assessment Checklist.
Go to the Upcoming Events page to register for this webinar.
- The training requirements for workers and supervisors under the OHS laws
- Training tools, such as checklists and a Model Safety Training Evaluation Form
- How to prove the ROI of safety training programs
- Recorded webinars on safety training and orientations.
And go to Safety Smart for tools to help you reinforce training, such as safety talks and quizzes.