The effectiveness of OHS management systems: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
Lessons from an investigation of the BC Construction Safety Alliance COR™ audit
Webinar | May 19, 2020 | 11 am – 12:30 pm PDT
Presented by Chris McLeod, Co-Director, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety
View this announcement online: http://pwhs.ubc.ca/
Occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) audits, such as the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) audit, are used worldwide to assess employers’ OHS performance. In BC and Alberta, COR™ certification is associated with lower injury rates. In the BC construction sector, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) is the certifying partner that oversees the design and implementation of the COR audit. The Partnership for Work, Health and Safety examined the performance of the BCCSA COR™ audit tool to identify how the audit performed overall, where and under what circumstances better scores were associated with lower injury rates, and whether better performance on specific aspects of the audit were more predictive of lower injury rates. The BC findings will be considered in the national and international context, identifying characteristics of audit certification that will lead to improved health and safety performance.
Who should attend?
- Managers and directors of OHSMS certification programs
- Safety officers
- Anyone involved in the administration and implementation of COR™
Dr. Christopher McLeod is an associate professor and co-director of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety at the UBC School of Population and Public Health and a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. He has led evaluations of COR™ programs in BC and Alberta and he is currently evaluating the COR™ program in Saskatchewan. His research focuses on the program and policy evaluation of occupational health policies and practices and on the causes and consequences of work-related injury and disease.
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