Presentation on theme: "Hazard Prevention Program"— Presentation transcript:
1Hazard Prevention Program Canada Labour Code–Part II
2HPP and ErgonomicsSection 125(1)(u)Ensure that the work place, work spaces and procedures meet prescribed ergonomic standards.
3BACKGROUND TO ERGONOMICS AMENDMENTS The development involvedemployersregulatorsworkersThe Canada Labour Code was amended in 2000 to address the requirement to have a HPP program and ergonomics.
4Regulatory Amendments Non-consensus on ergonomics regulationsWill be identified as a specific hazard to be addressed in Part XIX – Hazard Prevention Program Regulation
5Hazard Prevention Program Requirements DevelopImplementation Plan (19.2)Hazard Identification and Assessment Methodology (19.3)ImplementHazard Identification and Assessment (19.4)Preventive Measures (19.5)Employee Education (19.6)MonitorProgram Evaluation (19.7)Reports and Records (19.8)
6HPP Implementation Plan (19.2) Develop an implementation plan that : specifies the time frame for each phase of the development and implementation of the programmonitors the progress of the implementation of the preventive measuresreview the time frame of the implementation plan regularly and, as necessary, revise it.
7HPP The Guide suggests: Identify & assess known hazards using existing knowledge sources (19.3(1)(a) – (h))Additional sources: CCOHS, WCBs, brochures, safety and health associations, the InternetUse a technique you are familiar with and which suits the nature of the work being addressedAdaptAdjust the various techniques and methods to the size and complexity of your work place(s)Record your findings
8HPPThis must includethe steps and time frame for identifying and assessing hazards;the keeping of a record of the hazards; anda time frame for reviewing and, if necessary, revising the methodology
9HPP Preventive Measures (19.5) Hierarchy for implementation: Eliminate ReducePersonal protective equipment, clothing, devices or materialsAdministrative procedures (e.g. employee rotation)
10HPP Employee Education (19.6) Must include for each employee: This program including the methodology and preventive measuresNature of the work place and associated hazardsEmployees’ duty to reportOverview of the Act and regulations
11HPP Education program review: at least every 3 years whenever there is a change in conditions in respect of the hazardswhenever new hazard information becomes available to the employer
12HPPElements of HPP (hazard identification, assessment & prevention, implementation, education, evaluation and record keeping) are fundamental elements of a good work place Health and Safety ProgramHPP regulation requires work places to have a formal program to address hazards
13HPPRecordsEmployee must acknowledge in writing that they received education, employer shall acknowledge in writing that they provided it.Keep paper or computerized records of the education provided to each employee for a period of two years after the employee ceases to be exposed to a hazard
14HPP Program Evaluation (19.7) Evaluation shall be based on: conditions related to the work place and employee activitiesinspection reportshazardous occurrence investigation reportssafety auditsfirst aid records and injury statisticsobservations of the policy and work place committees, or the representative, on the effectiveness of the programother relevant information.
15HPP How often must a program review occur? at least every three years; whenever there is a change in conditions in respect of hazardswhenever new hazard information in respect of a hazard in the work place becomes available
16HPP Reports and Records (19.8) If a program evaluation has been conducted under section 19.7, prepare a program evaluation report and a copy is to be submitted to the Minister of Labour with the annual hazardous occurrence reportKeep the program evaluation report readily available for six years after the date of the report
17Impact on work placesMinimal where there is already a formal health & safety programensure HPP elements are part of the site health & safety programcomply with record keeping & reportingEnsure it covers ergonomic hazardsPlaces that do not already have a health & safety programImplement HPP and specifically address ergonomic hazards if any
18Reminder on HPP development Employers must develop, implement and monitor the HPP in consultation and participation with the appropriate committeeEmployers must ensure they include the appropriate committee (work place or policy) or representative at ALL stages of site work