As summer is now knocking at our door, you should now be implementing your topics. If you do not have an approved workplan, there is still time to complete your topics by the end of the year. Please reach out to Dunk and we can help get you back on track.
We wanted to touch base on the fourth step of implementation, Evaluation.
After your policy has been written, communication has occurred, training is completed and the policy/program is in full swing, the WSIB will be looking to see how your organization formally evaluated the implementation of your topic. The WSIB requires at least 60 days for the topic to live and breathe in your organization before an evaluation can occur. Remember, this is 60 days after the training has been completed. If possible, we recommend allowing 90 days for the topic to live and breathe, allowing for more data in your evaluation. If the formal evaluation is conducted before 60 days have passed after training is completed, the WSIB will mark your topic as “Additional Evidence Required” and you will be asked to re-complete your formal evaluation.
The goal of the evaluation step is to determine whether the standards and procedures you have established are understood, effective, and implemented as required by your standard. This is where you need to prove that you are doing what you say you are doing with examples and the training provided to your employees was retained. It is important to ensure your evaluation is comprehensive; meaning that each of the topic requirements found in the WSIB Program Member Guidelines are addressed in your evaluation.
The mandatory topic-specific Dunk Evaluation documents must be completed for this step. The Dunk Evaluation document acts as an audit tool, providing questions that ask you to reflect on the implementation of the topic and ensuring that each of the topic requirements has been met in your implementation. You can find the Dunk Evaluation document under each topic page in the Dunk Excellence Portal.
Although the Dunk Evaluation document is a mandatory and comprehensive tool that is used to evaluate the implementation of your program, we recommend that you supplement this document with another evaluation method. This method could include interviews with employees from various departments, surveys conducted before and after the topic’s implementation, an analysis of data to identify changes in trends, or a meeting with your safety committee to reflect on the implementation of the topic.
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