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Homecare/Home Support
October 25, 2013

AWARE-NS is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness
Welcome
Heather Matthews
Occupational Health and Safety
Specialist
Who Are we ?
voice

The
of safety for Health
and Community Services in Nova
Scotia
Built our team from the ground up
since...
Where do we fit?

The Nova Scotia Workplace Safety System
Safe and Healthy People; Safe and Healthy Workplaces

Legislatio...
What we offer…
Tools and Educational
Resources
Online campus
Newsletters-Monthly
Webinars- Nov 6th JOHSC
Toolkits
Video Li...
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7 Agencies Signed a Charter
May 2012
VON, Northwood, Red Cross,
New Waterford, Guysborough,
Lunenburg, Cape Breton County
...
Health and Safety
Management System

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3

Development of the HSMS Inventory
Safety Accountability Training Module
Safety...
HSMS Inventory
1. Management Leadership & Support
2. JOHSC Effectiveness
3.Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis
4.Hazard ...
Safety Accountability
Training Module Highlights
Safety Accountability
Training Module Highlights
Safety Accountability
Training Module Highlights
Safety Accountability
Training Module Highlights
Safety Accountability
Training Module Highlights

Module is accompanied by Facilitators Guide
IRS Module One
IRS Module One
IRS Module One

Module is accompanied by Facilitators Guide and Exercises
IRS Module Two
IRS Module Two
IRS Module Two
IRS Module Two

Module is accompanied by Facilitators Guide and Exercises
JOHSC Effectiveness
Checklist and Tip Sheets

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2
3
4
5

JOHSC Effectiveness Checklist
What should be on JOHS Committee Ag...
JOHSC Effectives
Checklist
Checklist Structure
•18 Question
•Requiring a yes/no response
•Points 1 or 0
•Technique
•Audit ...
What should be on JOHS
Committee Agenda?
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2.
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6.
7.
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Call to Order.
Attendance/Regrets.
Approval o...
Tips to an effective JOHSC &
Common Mistakes by Committee
1.
The group has no clear-cut job to perform, …
2.
There is talk...
Typical Duties of a Committee

1. Report unsafe conditions and suggest corrective actions.
3. Clearly define the duties an...
Tips for JOSH Committee to set
Annual Safety Goals
Committee needs to do the following:
1.
Establish a written plan
2.
Hav...
Hazard Management System
Hazard Management System
Hazard Management System
Thank You!
Community of Safe Practice: Presentation For Tools For Life Conference
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Community of Safe Practice: Presentation For Tools For Life Conference

  1. 1. Homecare/Home Support October 25, 2013 AWARE-NS is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness
  2. 2. Welcome Heather Matthews Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  3. 3. Who Are we ? voice The of safety for Health and Community Services in Nova Scotia Built our team from the ground up since April 2009
  4. 4. Where do we fit? The Nova Scotia Workplace Safety System Safe and Healthy People; Safe and Healthy Workplaces Legislation Prevention NS Department of AWARE-NS Labour & Employer Workforce Employees Development WCB Other partners Claims Management Return to Work Employer Employees WCB OEA Injured Workers groups Employer Employees WCB Service providers
  5. 5. What we offer… Tools and Educational Resources Online campus Newsletters-Monthly Webinars- Nov 6th JOHSC Toolkits Video Library Support to initiatives Advocate for policy 5
  6. 6. 8
  7. 7. 9
  8. 8. 7 Agencies Signed a Charter May 2012 VON, Northwood, Red Cross, New Waterford, Guysborough, Lunenburg, Cape Breton County Vision: To develop a Health and Safety Management System that will result in Safer workplaces for the employees and a reduction of injuries.
  9. 9. Health and Safety Management System 1 2 3 Development of the HSMS Inventory Safety Accountability Training Module Safety Accountability Module Facilator’s Guide
  10. 10. HSMS Inventory 1. Management Leadership & Support 2. JOHSC Effectiveness 3.Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis 4.Hazard Control 4.Incident Investigation & Reporting 5.OH&S Foundations 7.Safety Communication 8.Training 9.Program Administration & Evaluation
  11. 11. Safety Accountability Training Module Highlights
  12. 12. Safety Accountability Training Module Highlights
  13. 13. Safety Accountability Training Module Highlights
  14. 14. Safety Accountability Training Module Highlights
  15. 15. Safety Accountability Training Module Highlights Module is accompanied by Facilitators Guide
  16. 16. IRS Module One
  17. 17. IRS Module One
  18. 18. IRS Module One Module is accompanied by Facilitators Guide and Exercises
  19. 19. IRS Module Two
  20. 20. IRS Module Two
  21. 21. IRS Module Two
  22. 22. IRS Module Two Module is accompanied by Facilitators Guide and Exercises
  23. 23. JOHSC Effectiveness Checklist and Tip Sheets 1 2 3 4 5 JOHSC Effectiveness Checklist What should be on JOHS Committee Agenda? Tips to an Effective JOHS Committee & Common Mistakes by Committee Typical Duties of a Committee Tips for JOSH Committee to Set Annual Safety Goals
  24. 24. JOHSC Effectives Checklist Checklist Structure •18 Question •Requiring a yes/no response •Points 1 or 0 •Technique •Audit Expectations- refers back to the legislation (demonstrated, posted, indicated) JOINT OH&S COMMITTEE AUDIT QUESTIONS: AUDIT RATING Response Yes AUDIT Technique Points Points EXPECTATIONS No Available D P I Awarded
  25. 25. What should be on JOHS Committee Agenda? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Call to Order. Attendance/Regrets. Approval of Agenda. Read and approve minutes of previous meeting. Business arising from minutes. Workplace health and safety topics Incident review Inspection Reports. New Business Updates on scheduled safety-training programs. Adjournment.
  26. 26. Tips to an effective JOHSC & Common Mistakes by Committee 1. The group has no clear-cut job to perform, … 2. There is talk, talk, talk…without decisions. 3. People are appointed who are neither interested nor experienced. 4. The chairpersons are not qualified by experience, desire, or ability. 5. The group has no orderly plan, no time schedule. 6. People do not show up for meetings and inspections. 7. The work of the committee is not recognized by employees or management. 8. Agendas are sent out late or distributed only at the meeting
  27. 27. Typical Duties of a Committee 1. Report unsafe conditions and suggest corrective actions. 3. Clearly define the duties and responsibilities of members. 4. Review incidents, near misses, claim summaries… 5. Review all serious injuries. Not for fault finding,…prevention 6. Contribute ideas and suggestions for improvements in safety. 7. Work safely and influence others to work safely. 8. Make periodic Agency/facility safety audits. 10. Develop, implement, and review written safety programs. 11. Build enthusiasm for safety programs. 13. Establish dispute resolution procedures. 15. Identifying high-risk job tasks and developing written safe operating procedures.
  28. 28. Tips for JOSH Committee to set Annual Safety Goals Committee needs to do the following: 1. Establish a written plan 2. Have both Short term, … and long term, … goals. 3. Goals should be measurable and achievable. 4. Goals should be reviewed periodically…. 5. Set a special meeting time aside to work on writing goals. 9. Write them so they will have measurable results. 10. Publish list and keep it visible. 11. Break down large challenges into smaller steps. 12. Regularly review progress. 14. Don’t let the one year mark sneak up
  29. 29. Hazard Management System
  30. 30. Hazard Management System
  31. 31. Hazard Management System
  32. 32. Thank You!

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