ESATCO provides Health and Safety Compliance Audits for Effective Business Risk Management and Compliance.
How do Health and Safety Compliance Audits (HSCA) help you reduce risks?
Health and Safety compliance audits identify issues with regulatory compliance, health and safety issues, emissions to atmosphere, discharges etc., all of which must be controlled.
The scope of the HSCA was defined in the provision of services and the objectives of the EHSCA were to:
- Check the conformity of activities and facilities under the laws (federal, provincial and municipal) applicable, health and safety issues, and permits issued to your firm by different government bodies.
- Make recommendations for best management practices where applicable.
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The following aspects are typically reviewed during the audit:
- Health and Safety regulations general management, training and records, first aid, work environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene, incident investigation and reporting, personal protective equipment, and machinery and equipment.
- Emergency Response
- including Spill prevention, fire etc.
- Hazardous Waste / Chemical Management –
- The management of hazardous waste (including storage).
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
- The management of chemicals and hazardous materials (WHIMIS, MSDS)
- Management of controlled substances (PCBs, radioactive materials, asbestos, etc.).
- Storage of chemicals, including Flammable cabinets management
- Any other aspect that may impact on the environment.
- Follow-up Previous audit Findings (if any)
An audit is based on the acts, regulations and guidelines listed below. It should be noted that, based on some facility characteristics, not all of the legislation listed below will necessarily apply.
Health and Safety Regulations and Acts
general management, training and records, first aid, work environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene, incident investigation and reporting, personal protective equipment, and machinery and equipment.
Occupation Health and Safety Act, R.S.O 1990 chapter 0.1
Industrial Establishments R.R.O 1990 851
(Designated Substances O. Reg. 490/09) possible Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents RRO 1990 O. Reg. 833
WHMIS RRO 1990 O. Reg. 860, WHMIS 2015
Training Programs O reg. 780/94
JHSC exemption O. Reg. 385/96
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act SO 1997 chapter 16
Regulation for First aid requirements RRO 1990 O. Reg. 1101
Critical Injury Defined RRO 1990 O. Reg. 834
Dangerous Goods Transportation Act, RSO 19
- Ontario Fire Code, 1997 (Ontario Regulation 213/07)
- National Fire Code of Canada, 1995 (where applicable)
Local/Planning (City and Region)
- Municipal code – Noise
- Municipal code – Pesticide, use of