Your ACSA is now accepting registrations for the updated Auditor Training Program and Auditor Training Program-Recertification courses. Both courses reflect the changes to legislation and Partnerships in Injury Reduction’s new standards. To register, log into the ACSA student portal or call our office at 1-800-661-ACSA (2272).
ACSA’s 2019 Audit Tool
Along with changes to the layout and scoring methods, we want to highlight the following three primary changes in the new tool:
- New element added: Public, Visitors and Contracted Employers (Element 2);
- New element added: Health and Safety Committees/Health and Safety Representatives (Element 3) and;
- New legislated content: Workplace violence and harassment prevention plans are evaluated within the Hazard Control element (Element 6).
All three of the above have, by design, a scoring emphasis on directive documents (i.e. policies).
For example: if a company has one (1) current workplace violence and harassment prevention plan, as described within questions 6.9–6.11 on the new audit tool, then it may be evaluated for a total of 30 points (10 points for each question), or 25 per cent (30/120 points) of the Hazard Control element.
Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee
Your ACSA is set to offer the new Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee (JWSHSC) course once it is approved by the Government of Alberta.
In the meantime, to assist our members we have created several resources and templates to explain the duties and functions of a JWSHSC, and to provide guidance on how to create an effective JWSHSC. Please see the Downloads section on this webpage for the complete list of available resources.
Your ACSA is trying to minimize the impact of the new legislative changes to all our members. You will find links to free resources and templates that may help you satisfy some of the requirements you will need to meet for the 2019 audit standards under the Downloads section on this webpage.
For more information on the ACSA 2019 COR Audit Tool, please refer to the ACSA New Audit Tool—Highlights & Information document located under the Downloads section on this webpage, or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 1-800-661-ACSA (2272).
Note: The 2019 Audit Tool may not print correctly in a web browser window. For the best printing results, we recommend that you download the 2019 Audit Tool and other PDFs directly onto your computer before printing.
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The information presented in these resources is intended for general use and may not apply to every circumstance. It is not a definitive guide to government regulations and does not relieve persons using this publication from their responsibilities under applicable legislation. The ACSA does not guarantee the accuracy of, nor assume liability for, the information presented here.