CONESTOGA COLLEGEDUE DILIGENCE ASSIGNMENTSUBMITTED BY:AFIFA ZAMAN    SUBMITTED TO: RICHARD DAN BOK              11/30/2012
Company A – It’s a fast casual restaurant employing around 50 full time employees and 30-40part time employees.Company B –...
Do companies perform certain activities only for the purpose of ensuring due  diligence and to comply with legislative req...
The employer,               They have a             They weren’t proactive            They had clear       managers, and  ...
the hazards and their safety procedures. Other than that she didn’t have any idea about     due diligence. I felt in the l...
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  1. 1. CONESTOGA COLLEGEDUE DILIGENCE ASSIGNMENTSUBMITTED BY:AFIFA ZAMAN SUBMITTED TO: RICHARD DAN BOK 11/30/2012
  2. 2. Company A – It’s a fast casual restaurant employing around 50 full time employees and 30-40part time employees.Company B –It’s a Bank and employs 250 full time employees and more than 50 part timeemployeesCompany C – It’s an accounting firm and employs 6 full time and 4 part time employees. Iinterviewed the office administrator.Company D is a grocery store and employees 10 full time employees and 20-30 part timeemployees. Did the companies understand the concept of due diligence? Why? Why not? Company A Company B Company C Company DThe supervisor clearly The company has a clear The office The manager knew aknew the importance of understanding of the concept coordinator had no lot about due diligencedue diligence. Safety is of due diligence. When I idea of what due and their companyan integral part of their asked the manager whether diligence is and their emphasized on it bycompany. she knew anything about due company didn’t have regularly updating their diligence she showed me a proper health and safety policies manual their safety manual where safety policy.. and holding WHMIS they clearly defined due every year diligenceand the employers responsibility in it.Did companies work towards achieving Due Diligence? Why? Why not? Company A Company B Company C Company D They are committed They had plans They had up to The poster has clear to develop and put to do it in the date policies, guidelines which state that in place appropriate future but I found practices and Safety and health in the work practices, workplace is a shared she would have procedures in tools, equipment responsibility of managers said that for the place. and training so that sake of showing The company and employees of the each employee has me that they adequately company. the ability to identify cared about the communicated Managers are responsible hazards and deal employees. about various for ensuring that with them I think they are hazards and employees are aware of effectively. cutting cost and most of the any potential work Their employees implementing a employees had hazards, are trained in participate in safe work practices and proper health WHMIS training identifying safety are expected to comply and safety which they needs and in program would update every with the safety and health developing safe mean a lot of year. laws, rules and regulations work procedures. dollar of the country in which they operate. All employees are to take every reasonable and necessary precaution to ensure personal safety and health as well as that of their colleagues. 1
  3. 3. Do companies perform certain activities only for the purpose of ensuring due diligence and to comply with legislative requirements? What other reasons might a company have for ensuring due diligence?Company A Company B Company C Company D Their health and The company cares She said they are a They had a clear safety policy clearly for their employees small company and still understanding of states that everyone and feel that their growing so they didn’t the health and is entitled to a safe, employees are a part have any proper safety procedures. healthy workplace. of their family. The policies in place. I I wasn’t expecting It is part of their manager told me they asked them whether her to be actually operations and are one big family and they had any slip and knowledgeable, culture, and the goal we don’t want anyone fall policy for but it was clear is to protect to get hurt at work employees. She said their company employees, property, and that’s why they they don’t have any. emphasised the the environment, and have clear guidelines I tried to dig deeper but importance of the public. for everything. she clearly didn’t want proper health and Management me asking her any safety at work. approval is to be more questions as I They regularly obtained before guess she was feeling updated their alcohol can be served uneasy with giving safety manual on company away the company’s which is posted premises. At any policies. online and they function or event It gave me an idea they inform any sponsored by the didn’t have any idea changes to it my company at which about the importance of sending email to alcohol is served, the due diligence. They the employees senior officer hosting were just complying informing them of the event is to ensure with the health and any new additions that all applicable safety policy because or changes. permits have been they have to be obtained and that compliant but I didn’t employee safety is feel they felt their maintained employees were in imminent danger of anything. Is there a difference in the level of due diligence met between the medium size <100 employees verses >100 employees. If so, for what reason is there a difference?Company A Company B Company C Company D 2
  4. 4. The employer, They have a They weren’t proactive They had clear managers, and guide to identify and didn’t have anything policies of health supervisors are potential hazards planned for any and safety. They responsible to in their store and emergencies. had a health and identify safety needs offers tips on No one had any training in safety committee and hazards, and how to make WHMIS or related health as well. She had provide and their store safer and safety procedures. her training in implement controls. for every person. They didn’t have any WHMIS and so They must then In the guide it accident investigation and was the communicate, train, tells about reporting system in place. supervisor. They and ensure specific guideline They had not committed believed that it’s compliance with forOutside the any appropriate resources a shared legislation, the store, Inside the to safety and health responsibility and health and safety store,the back Employees are not trained they did program and safe room, When to work safely and use everything work practices. They incidents proper protective possible to believe that as happen, equipment. She said they identify hazards safety leaders, Preventing didn’t have any hazardous at work and take employers, employee equipment other than a proper managers and injuries and paper shredder and they measures. supervisors must promoting safe used it frequently because They have an lead by example. and healthy they have to deal with lot accident Their roles are business of confidential information investigation and supported by input being an accounting firm. reporting system from all employees in place.Findings:Company A All employees are responsible to maintain a high level of safety awareness at work, participate in the safety program and training, comply with legislation and all applicable safety rules and work instructions, wear and use personal protective equipment, promptly report all injuries, illness, accidents, safety incidents, and unsafe conditions to a supervisor. He was very confident about their health and safety practices. They regularly update their policies. Their employees participate in identifying safety needs and in developing safe work procedures. The company provides appropriate training and education to the employees so that they understand and carry out their work according to the established policies, practices, and procedures. The company trains the supervisors to ensure they are fit and knowledgeableCompany B They had an adequate system of auditing and all means of hazard identificationare in place they provide regular and appropriate training related to health and safety and all supervisors are regularly sent to attend a training program which is outsourced Is there They have an adequate system for accident investigating and reportingCompany C The company is small and growing. I interviewed the office coordinator. When I asked her about the health and safety policy she showed me they had a chart which identified 3
  5. 5. the hazards and their safety procedures. Other than that she didn’t have any idea about due diligence. I felt in the last part she was trying to fake that they were planning a new policy for health and safety but I think she was feeling more and more uneasy with me asking her questions for which she had no answers. They had no proper policies and I don’t think in the future they are going to have any as the company is basically operating at a loss and is taking all measures to cut costsCompany D They take all reasonable precautions, under the particular circumstances, to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace and they value the importance of a health and safety program. They are compliant and have all policies and procedures. Being a small company they continually review their health and safety program at least once a year and make improvements as needed. 4

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