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  • Canadian Incentives for Safe and Healthy Workplaces Maureen C. Shaw, President & CEO Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) 1-800-406-IAPA (4272) www.iapa.ca September 1 4, 2004 Beijing, P.R. China
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  • #2 Canadian Incentives for Safe and Healthy Workplaces M. C. Shaw, IAPA September 2, 2004 Introduction History of the enactment of Canada Bill C-45 Bill C-45 and its implications A case for a managed system approach IAPA Integrated Management System a solution
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  • #3 Canadian Incentives for Safe and Healthy Workplaces M. C. Shaw, IAPA September 2, 2004 "A World where risks are controlled because everyone believes suffering and loss are morally, socially and economically unacceptable." Our Vision is
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  • #4 Canadian Incentives for Safe and Healthy Workplaces M. C. Shaw, IAPA September 2, 2004 To improve the quality of life in workplaces and communities we serve by being an internationally recognized leader in providing effective programs, products and services for the prevention of injury and illness. Mission
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  • #5 IAPA Its About Making a Difference. 87 years of health & safety 225 committed, skilled employees 100 consultants/specialists 900 Volunteers Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller
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  • #6 IAPA Its About Making a Difference. Consulting & Technical Services Training and education Integrated Management System Over 100 products and services Divide each difficulty into as many pieces as is feasible and necessary to solve it. Rene Descartes
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  • #7 IAPA Its About Making a Difference. Collaborating Centre ILO/WHO National/International collaboration A focus on young and new workers Centre of Excellence Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success. Henry Ford
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  • When coal dust and methane gas exploded in the southwest section of the underground Westray coal mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia, the immediate effect was a devastating fire, a blast that ripped the roof off the mine entrance and the death of 26 miners. But the May 9, 1992 explosion reverberated long after that date. #8
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  • John Thomas Bates, 56 Larry Arthur Bell, 25 Bennie Joseph Benoit, 42 Wayne Michael Conway, 38 Ferris Todd Dewan, 35 Adonis J. Dollimont,36 Robert Steven Doyle, 22 Remi Joseph Drolet, 38 Roy Edward Feltmate, 33 Charles Robert Fraser,29 Myles Danial Gillis, 32 John Philip Halloran, 33 Randolph Brian House,27 Laurence Elwyn James, 34 Eugene W. Johnson, 33 Stephen Paul Lilley, 40 Micheal Frederick MacKay,38 Angus Joseph MacNeil, 39 Glenn David Martin, 35 Harry Alliston McCallum, 41 Eric Earl McIsaac, 38 George James Munroe, 38 Danny James Poplar, 39 Romeo Andrew Short, 35 Peter Francis Vickers, 38 Trevor Martian Jahn, 36 #9
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  • Westray Mine Public Inquiry The report identified the following shortcomings: Failure of company officials to run a safe mine Failure of government departments to ensure that mine plans were followed and regulations enforced Inspectors, mine development staff and government officials were negligent Politicians were at fault Final report of the inquiry entitled The Westray Story A Predictable Path to Disaster was released December 1997 with 74 recommendations. #10
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  • Westray Mine Public Inquiry The report renewed concerns about the accountability of corporations and executives and included the following recommendation: The Government of Canada should institute a study of the accountability of corporate executives and directors for the wrongful or negligent acts of the corporation and should introduce such amendments to legislation to ensure that corporate executives and directors are held properly accountable for workplace safety. #11
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  • Bill C-45 Key features of Bill C-45: Broadens the definition of Organization to include a public body, corporate body, society, company, firm, partnership, trade union, municipality or an association Broadens the definition of representative to include director, partner, employee, member, agent or contractor Broadens the definition of senior officer to include any representative who plays an important role in the establishment of an organizations policies or management activities The Canadian Government enacted Bill C-45 on March 31, 2004 that amends the Criminal Code of Canada. #12
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  • The legislation broadly holds organizations, senior officers and their representatives liable for offences of negligence when acting within their scope of responsibility and where there is a proven negligent act or omission. It holds organizations and their representatives criminally liable for workplace health and safety. The onus is on the senior officer to practice due diligence and take all reasonable steps to protect the worker and the public. Bill C-45 #13
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  • #14 Bill C-45 Health & Safety elements of Bill C-45 include: Holding corporate decision makers responsible for health and safety Requiring them to take reasonable measures to ensure safety Establishing a higher standard of care for employees and the public Extending the responsibility to individuals who direct work Providing specific powers to the courts including probationary powers
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  • Corporate Social Responsibility is not the latest bullet or business fad, it is not a philanthropic idea. It is an international imperative for both business and the countries we are operating in. #15
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  • LEADERSHIP INTEGRITY RESPECT RELATIONSHIPS ITS ABOUT RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP Corporate Social Responsibility in a globalized industrial world is about making the business investment and the community promise sustainable for the company and for the communities we operate in, its people and environment. It demands: #16
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  • Bill C-45 Makes the Case for an Integrated Management System Approach Bill C-45 Makes the Case for an Integrated Management System Approach Management is about the application of organizational culture and resources to accomplish a mission It is supported by organizational values, beliefs, goals and objectives It flourishes where clear roles, responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities are set out A management system is a framework in which program activity is planned, implemented, evaluated, improved, documented and verified In terms of health and safety, a clearly defined, internationally recognized management system standard does not exist #17
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  • Existing Management Systems British Standards Institutions (BSI) Occupational & Safety Assessment Series 18001 International Labour Office - ILO 2001 Guidelines United States - ANSI Z 10 management system for health and safety Mexico - IAPAs Integrated Management System Hong Kong - Safety Management Regulation Canada Canadian Standards Association developing a national standard #18
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  • #19 Features and Benefits of a Managed System Approach Performance based Based on workplace hazards and risks Manages legislative compliance Establishment, monitoring and achievement of health and safety goals and objectives Incorporates continual improvement process Integration into business processes
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  • IAPAs Integrated Management System (IMS) for Health, Safety and the Environment IMS was developed to exceed management system requirements of a wide variety of OHS management systems, standards, specifications and audit protocols It is a comprehensive continual improvement system that assists in managing an organizations health, safety and environmental needs #20
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  • #21 IAPAs IMS SYSTEM (Integrated Management System for Safety, Health and Environment) 1 Leadership 2 Hazard ID, Risk Assessment, Needs Determination 3 Implementatio n Strategy / Plan 4 Standards 5 Procedures, Guidelines & Practices 6 Communicatio n 7 Training, Personnel Development 8 Measurement 9 Evaluation 10 Recognition Improvement Correction Core Elements 1. Hiring & Placement 2. Engineering 3. Regulatory Management 4. Operating Procedures 5. Maintenance 6. Inspections 7. Purchasing Management 8. Contractor Management 9. Management of Change 10. Information Management 11. Personal Protective Equipment 12. Emergency Planning, Preparedness & Response 13. Accident / Incident Investigation & Analysis 14. Claims Management Discipline 3 Environmental Management Elements Pollution Prevention (air, water, soil, ground water) Waste Management (hazardous, non-hazardous Community Involvement (flora, fauna, humans) Discipline 2 Health Management Elements Occupational Hygiene Medical Services Ergonomics Wellness Psychosocial Risk Management Discipline 4 Process Safety Management Elements Process Hazard Information & Knowledge Process Hazard Analysis (Hazard Evaluation) Process Equipment Integrity Process Design Considerations & Facility Siting Pre-Start-Up S.H.&E. Reviews & Compliance Audits Sharing of Process Safety Information & Incident Learnings Discipline 1 Safety Management Elements General Rules Work Permits Behaviour Based Performance General Promotion Product Safety Security Fleet Safety Off-the Job Safety Workplace Violence
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  • #22 Canadian Incentives for Safe and Healthy Workplaces M. C. Shaw, IAPA