Hello everyone and thank you for tuning in to another monthly Excellence newsletter. This month, we wanted to take some time to go over a very important resource, the WSIB Program Member Guidelines. The WSIB Program Member Guidelines were developed to assist businesses with understanding the program requirements, but also the administration and key milestones of the program.
This document contains everything you need to know about the Excellence Program, and we recommend that it be one of the first documents you go through when you begin your Excellence journey. You will find information on the health and safety assessment, the safety culture survey, topic selection guidelines and other information that will assist you in the first stages of the Excellence process.
Most importantly, this resource includes the requirements for each of the available topics. We cannot stress how important it is to review these topic requirements before you select your topics. The WSIB will be looking to see how your organization applied the 5 steps of implementation to all the topic requirements. As such, it is important to look at the requirements and make sure that you are aware of the expectations of the topic, rather than simply going off the name of the topic.
For example, it would be fair to assume that the Recognition of Hazards topic would cover the hazard reporting procedure in the workplace. However, the topic requirements reveal that this topic requires organizations to develop a hazard assessment list, hazard reporting procedure and workplace inspection procedure – all with their own prescribed requirements.
The WSIB Program Member Guidelines can be found on the Dunk Excellence Portal under the “Program Resources” menu. If you are having trouble finding it, please send us an email at excellence@systems24-7 or give us a call at 1-866-754-8839 and we would be happy to assist you.