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How does your safety program measure up?

The Saskatchewan Safety Council recognized Wascana Centre Authority with a Certificate of Recognition for their Safety Management System. Wascana Centre is the first organization to successfully meet all the requirements through the Council’s Safety Program Certification system.

The Safety Program Certification system enables an organization to develop, implement and review their Health and Safety Management System against a 3rd party recognized standard. The process can be valuable for showcasing due diligence through the ongoing monitoring and evaluating of management systems and continuous improvement. Through the process there are opportunities for recognizing an organization’s strengths as well as possible areas for improvement.CEO of Wascana Centre Authority, Bernadette McIntyre, accepts a Safety Program Certificate of Recognition from Saskatchewan Safety Council CEO, Ryan Jacobson

To reach this level, Wascana Centre had to first meet minimum training and program development requirements and then conduct an internal evaluation of their organizations Safety Management System. The internal evaluation is required to reach a minimum of 80% rating and pass a quality assurance verification. Wascana Centre then needed to apply to have staff from the Saskatchewan Safety Council perform an external verification audit of their safety systems. This external audit verified a standing that meets or exceeds the 80% requirement and enabled Wascana Centre Authority to be issued the first Certificate of Recognition from the Saskatchewan Safety Council.

This program adheres to the standards set out by the Saskatchewan Joint Industry Committee. Further program information can be found at http://www.sasksafety.org/training/workplace-training/certification-of-recognition-safety-program

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