No matter what safety & health challenges you face, whether one time only advice or a full range of services, we are ready to work with you to assess your needs, evaluate options, develop solutions.
Audits and GAP Analysis
Pozniak Safety Associates Inc. provides a full range of Auditing or GAP analysis services ranging from full compliance audits to limited scope reviews.
At times you need to look at your organization to better understand what is really going on. We provide analysis and situational specific information to assist your decisions on the scope, adequacy and implementation of your current health and safety performance.
This systematic examination of the safety management system, can be conducted to local, regulatory and / or internationally recognized standards, with a process that includes documentation review, observation / inspection & interviews.
Strengths and opportunities improvement are both identified with prioritized options considering aspects of the safety management system strategic and action plan, development, organization, administration, and program component inclusion.
Safety Culture Consultation
Every organization has a culture and that culture impacts all aspects of business, including safety. Your safety culture can be reflected in the organizations system of norms and values, its history, the work process and physical environment, the modes of communication and management style. It is the relationship between the job or task, the organization and the people with in it.
We can assess your” way of doing things” and provide insights into ways organizational culture can be modified to give a higher priority to safety for both individual and organizational levels through utilization of industrial psychology.
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Safety Management System Consultation & Development
We can assess and recommend options to develop and implement comprehensive business management systems that are best designed to manage the specific safety elements or program components in your workplace.
We have working knowledge with various system standards including:
• CAN/CSA Z1000 – Occupational Health and Safety Management
• OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety
• ANSI Z10 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
• ILO-OSH – Occupational Safety and Health Management
This guarantees tailored advice and appropriate assistance, resources, structure, systems, planning, implementation, tasks, and monitoring processes to meet the needs of the client, based on understanding of the workplace, culture, and OH&S Management Systems.
Program or Element Consultation & Development
We can assist in determining which specific program or elements your Safety Management System needs specific to your industry, legislation requirements, best practice and your specific hazard and risk exposure.
We are proficient at common elements such as policy statements, committee terms of reference and orientation and training needs, while ensuring your organizations needs and scope for specific program or elements in their safety management system such as:
• Specific Procedure Development
• Hearing Conservation Program
• Respiratory Protection Programs
• Confined Space Entry
• LockOut TagOut
• Working Alone Programs
• Respectful Workplace – Dealing with Violence, Harassment and Bullying
• Powered Mobile Equipment Programs
• Working at Height Programs
• WHMIS / GHS, Hazcom, and TDG programs
• Biological Hazard Control Programs
• Industrial Hygiene Programs
• Claims Management and Return to Work
Workplace Hazard & Risk Assessment
We provide guidance in the hazard and risk assessment process from development of assessment tools to the identification of hazards, risk quantification, and determination of appropriate solutions and controls.
Job / Task Hazard Assessment or Critical Task Analysis provides opportunity and value, by being a foundation piece for justification and direction for safety program components and activities.
These processes provide increased understanding of potential hazards, identification of tasks that are safety critical, the identification of unknown hazards, facilitates training content, identifies true root causes of risk, identifies potential preventative or control measures, and reduces on the job injuries.
We can help in all aspects of hazard and risk management from process, tools, and procedures to training.
Companies have responsibility and associated liability related to the management of contractors and subcontractors. Pozniak Safety Associates Inc. can either assist “the Company” with the development of their contractor program or assist the “Contractor” in your program, and achieving and maintaining your Pre-Qualification.
Specialized companies, such as ISNetworld, PICS, CanQual and Browz, provide owner clients a third party collection of data to facilitate contractor compliance with specific requirements. This is completed through the collection and verification of the safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information from contractors and suppliers. This type of contractor pre-qualification offers an added level of due diligence and is achieved through compliance record management and reporting integrity.
PSAI facilitates this process through focused and strategic Safety Management System development and can also provide population of the data into the specific third party platform. This can be very expedient due to PSAI’s expertise and experience in both these areas. We have clients who have found it advantageous to have PSAI maintain and update their data to ensure they reap the biggest return and opportunity from the pre-qualification companies’ offerings with minimal usage of internal resources.
An additional pre-qualification requirement or condition of contract is the attainment of a Certificate of Recognition (COR) through the development of knowledge and tools to reduce incidents and their associated human and financial costs. A structured approach to Safety Management is required through the development and implementation of a Safety Management System that meets a standardized criteria. This is in addition to passing an audit of the SMS by objectively measuring and determining how effectively the company has implemented and complied with the SMS. PSAI has assisted clients with both the attainment and the maintenance of the SMS to ensure no lapse in COR status occurs.
Based on our extensive experience in the knowledge-based area of international Occupational Health and Safety legislation, we are experiencing increased requests from National and International companies to conduct GAP analysis on and subsequent amendments to existing Safety Management Systems. This can be conducted to meet jurisdictional requirements in regions where companies may be targeting or bidding for expanded business opportunities. In addition we provide assistance with the implementation of the program elements that may require future additional jurisdictional considerations i.e. other provinces, territories or countries.
OH&S Strategic Planning
Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning provides a planned, documented and quantifiable approach for the comprehensive and systematic management of OH&S business planning and continuous improvement.
We function from the belief that a strategy is a solution to move from where you are now (A) to where you want to be (B)…or put another way, it is what you want to happen to achieve an end.
A plan is how you will move from (A) to (B). As such it should support your strategy by providing a way to reach (B) that provides an acceptable balance of risk and reward. So your strategy is what you want to do and your plan is how you will do it.
We utilize a process that integrates OH&S with operational activities, while remaining sufficiently flexible and responsive to meet changing demands and environments and encompasses the areas of leadership, behaviour, incident prevention, management and OHS data analysis and supporting risk management processes.