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Aboriginal Human Resource Council Inclusion Works 12 Aboriginal Human Resource Council Inclusion Works 12

Indigenous Workplace Inclusion Assessment Tool
Provide keen insights about your organizational IQ and how your efforts are advancing or stalling your climb up our seven-stage Inclusion Continuum – an employer’s roadmap to an inclusive workplace

Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP)

Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) is a non-profit organization registered under the Society Act for the purpose of offering Certifying Partner services to Alberta businesses regardless of size or geographic location. The head office is located in Taber, Alberta and is funded solely by memberships and course fees. They provide a practical, reasonable approach to health and safety in the workplace. The protocol used by the Association is "Partnerships" both for program development and auditing. A satellite office is being set up in Edmonton. AASP has implemented a Small Employer Certificate of Recognition Program available to businesses with 10 or fewer employees, including casual and contract. The AASP provides support and guidance for all members, as well as promotes networking and information sharing, which will ultimately lead to quality health and safety systems and safer workplaces throughout our province.

ALIGN/Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships(AASP) as a Certifying Partner (Road Map To COR).

Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada

IWH Measurement Tool Assesses OHS Vulnerability
The OHS Vulnerability Measure, developed at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), measures the extent to which a worker may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work.

City of Edmonton Employee - Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit. City of Edmonton Employee - Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit.

Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit. The purpose of the toolkit is to help with assessing and improving accessibility and inclusion in any environment. The information collected in the toolkit is for personal use to identify areas of potential improvement, or highlight existing efforts to be barrier free. The toolkit helps to raise awareness of universal design and enforce its affect on how we work, play and live

Continuing Care Safety Association Continuing Care Safety Association

The CCSA Organization Self-Assessment Tool Organization Self-Assessment Tool is an electronic assessment device meant to help organizations determine where they are at in the development of their health and safety management system, specifically in regard to their Violence and Aggression Prevention Program.  This user-friendly tool generates an action plan and high level summary report upon completion.  Having an action plan is imperative for implementation of this program and the CCSA highly recommends the use of this tool to develop your individualized action plan. 

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Occupational Safety and Health Culture Assessment
Occupational Safety and Health Culture Assessment - A review of main approaches and selected tools, Lieven Eeckelaert (Prevent, Belgium), Annick Starren & Arjella van Scheppingen (TNO Quality of Life, The Netherlands), David Fox (Health & Safety Laboratory, United Kingdom), Carsten Brück (KOOP, Germany) Lieven Eeckelaert (Prevent, Belgium), Annick Starren & Arjella van Scheppingen (TNO Quality of Life, The Netherlands), David Fox (Health & Safety Laboratory, United Kingdom), Carsten Brück (KOOP, Germany), European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 2011

Institute for Work & Health Institute for Work & Health

IWH Organizational Performance Metric (IWH-OPM)
Use this simple, eight-item leading indicator tool to help prevent work injuries and illnesses

OHS Vulnerability Measure This tool assesses the extent to which a worker may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work in four areas: hazard exposure; workplace policies and procedures; worker awareness of hazards and OHS rights and responsibilities; and worker empowerment to participate in injury and illness prevention

OHS Management Audits Differ In What They Assess And How
The nature and delivery of occupational health and safety (OHS) audits vary greatly. As a result, employers should determine why they are auditing and what they hope to find out when choosing an audit that best suits their needs.

OHS risks in social service organizations Despite the personal rewards of working in non-profit social service organizations, such jobs can also be demanding. Workers may face long hours, low pay and the risk of exposure to violence and infectious diseases. Yet these settings are often overlooked as being workplaces with health and safety risks. This study explores working conditions and work-related risks in three social service organizations. It focuses on the organization’s “mission” – its purpose and value of helping marginalized clients – as a concept that affects workers’ willingness to take and accept workplace risks...

Health & Safety Smart Planner: Economic evaluation software This software tool is designed for workplace OHS professionals and consultants to help them calculate the costs and benefits of workplace health and safety initiatives, as well as the costs of health and safety incidents. Economics training is not needed to use this tool because economic principles have been built into it.

IWH in the media: Can data help prevent workplace injuries and death?
Can big data—and its less complex sibling, routine data—help prevent injuries and death? Yes, say Institute for Work & Health (IWH)'s Dr. Chris McLeod and Dr. Cameron Mustard in a January 28, 2018, article in the Journal of Commerce. Routine data has been put to productive use in Ontario, where the Ministry of Labour learned that falls from heights (more than three metres) were the biggest cause of traumatic death in the construction industry, says Mustard, president of IWH.

Video Short Study by IWH scientist explores the link between COR certification and injury rates
The Certification of Recognition (COR) program recognizes and rewards employers that have robust occupational health and safety (OHS) and return-to-work policies. But do these employers actually have lower injury rates? That was the key question behind a study led by Dr. Chris McLeod of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and the University of British Columbia’s Partnership for Work, Health and Safety. The findings, reported on in the Spring 2016 issue of At Work, are also summed up in a new video card. Check it out and please share!

Study finds COR employers have lower rates of serious injuries than those not in program

Qualitative systematic review highlights new regulatory, implementation issues in OHS

Intelex’s EHS Management Software Intelex’s EHS Management Software

Intelex’s EHS Management Software applications make it easy to manage, track and report your safety data.

National Safety Council National Safety Council

Employee Perception Surveys Measure. Act. Impact.
NSC Survey Solutions provide reliable and measurable feedback from employees at all levels of your organization. Unlike after-the-fact lagging indicator data, NSC survey data allow you to proactively and strategically improve safety performance. NSC Survey Solutions help you gather this perspective, measure it and take action.


Using lagging and leading indicators for the evaluation of occupational safety and health performance in industry Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2015 Jul 3; 21(3): 284–290.Published online 2015
Improvement of occupational safety and health (OSH) management is closely related to the development of OSH performance measurement, which should include OSH outcomes (e.g., occupational accidents), OSH inputs (including working conditions) and OSH-related activities. The indicators used to measure the OSH outcomes are often called lagging indicators, and the indicators of inputs and OSH activities are leading indicators. A study was conducted in 60 companies in order to determine what kinds of indicators were used for OSH performance measurement by companies with different levels of OSH performance. The results reveal that the indicators most commonly used in all of the companies are those related to ensuring compliance with the statutory requirements. At the same time, the leading indicators are much more often adopted in companies with a higher performance level. These companies also much more often monitor on a regular basis the indicators adopted for the evaluation of their OSH performance.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center Nonprofit Risk Management Center

My Risk Assessment App
My Risk Assessment offers advice based on your self-assessment results in a custom report and executive summary. My Risk Assessment includes a risk ranking function that allows a team to collaborate to select and prioritize risks facing the organization. Risk ranking results are aggregated for review and discussion by your team.

My Risk Management Plan App
Want to show your stakeholders how your nonprofit team manages risk? My Risk Management Plan enables users to easily draft a custom risk management plan. You can share your Risk Management Plan as a Word document or PDFs, or return to the My Risk Management Plan app to store and edit your Plan virtually

Risk Benchmarking App
Want to know how your risk management program compares to that of other nonprofits? The Risk Benchmarking App allows nonprofit leaders to compare their risk management practices to those of peer organizations. The Risk Benchmarking App uses five commonly asked questions to compare nonprofit risk management practices based on operating revenue, location, and service type. We plan to add new questions to the App over time, so check back to see what’s new.

OHS Reps OHS Reps

Measure health and safety performance
Too often, the only measures used in workplaces and by government authorities are 'negative' measures. These are known as outcome indicators, and while they are important, they generally reflect the results of past actions. Outcome indicators may hide potential risks. For example, having a low incidence of injury does not necessarily mean that adequate safety systems and controls are in place.

Ontario Ministry of Labour Ontario Ministry of Labour

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Safe and Together Institute Safe and Together Institute

Domestic Violence-Informed Child Welfare Organizational Assessment
David Mandel & Associates has developed a group of tools and processes to help child welfare agencies and communities assess their own progress toward becoming domestic violence-informed.

Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a non-profit research organization, created specifically to develop, field test, and rigorously evaluate new programs. Their mission is to help policy-makers and practitioners identify policies and programs that improve the well-being of all Canadians, with a special concern for the effects on the disadvantaged, and to raise the standards of evidence that are used in assessing policies. Our offices are located in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Synergist Synergist

Evaluating OHS Performance The Need for Relevant and Reliable Data DEPARTMENTS
One of the primary reasons for establishing a management system is to improve organizational performance. A frequently asked question within organizations that have implemented a management system is “Has our performance improved?” If performance has improved, the management system is perceived a success. If performance has not improved, the management system is judged a failure.

Worksafe BC Worksafe BC

Joint Health and Safety Committee Evaluation Tool
This tool has been developed to help you meet the legal requirements for conducting the annual evaluation of your joint health and safety committee. You are not required to use this template, however, and can use your own committee evaluation tool as long as it includes all the information required by section 3.26 of the Regulation. The evaluation tool is provided in fillable Word (.docx) format. The accompanying guide (PDF) provides background information and support.

World Health Organization World Health Organization

Healthy Workplace Framework and Model: Background and Supporting Literature and Practices by Joan Burton Chapter 5 discusses the issue of evaluation. While there are many things employers and workers can do, how do they know which ones will be the most effective and cost-effective? This chapter looks at some of the issues related to the quality of published studies and evidence