OHS Partnerships is seeking input from stakeholders on the question of developing some new methods to deal with Certificate of Recognition (COR) holders who have been through the Employer Review process two or more times, but where their health and safety performance is not improving over time. They will measure performance using the new Employer Scorecard which considers Disabling Injury Rate, Loss Time Claim Rate, Days Lost Frequency Rate and the occurrence of fatalities over multiple years.
Currently, when reportable incidents occur, to COR holders, Partnerships conducts a review of the incident with and determines whether the employer may have significant deficiencies in their health and safety management systems. When deficiencies are identified, a meeting is held with the employer and an action plan with deliverables and completion dates is developed. As this process occurs each time a reportable incident occurs with a COR holder, some employers have been through the action plan process several times. While most employers show some dramatic improvement following completion of their action plans, not all improve and some continue to have more incidents. There are not many COR holders in this situation, but they are aware of some, and they will be in better position to identify others once the data from 2013 from the WCB becomes available. The idea is for Partnerships to develop a “toolbox” of approaches that we could use to assist these COR holders.
ACA’s Safety / WCB Committee met with Partnerships November 28. Click here to see the OHS presentation from the 28.
As per the preceding paragraph, OHS is seeking industry input on additional measures to address those few employers who continue to trigger reviews (OHS ideas are covered in bottom slide on page 10 of the attached document) . One idea raised yesterday from industry was that these employers be subject to more frequent and random external audits as part of their action plan. The regular audit cycle would come into play once OHS was satisfied that the problems had been rectified.
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