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Pre-Start Health and Safety Review for Workplace Evaluators

4 Professional Development Hours

After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Know where in the workplace Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews [PSRs] might apply and what to do if you are not certain
  • Create a documented process for the evaluation of whether a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review is [PSR] is required
  • Document an exemption to a PSR
  • Be able to determine the requirements of a competent evaluator

This course is designed for the person(s) assigned by the employer to evaluate whether a PSR is required in their workplace [the Evaluator]. 

The Industrial Establishments Regulation of Ontario requires that a Professional Engineer’s Review [the PSR] be prepared whenever a new or modified “apparatus, structure or protective element or process” involves any of the following: flammable liquids, safeguarding devices, racks and stacking structures, risk of ignition/explosion, dust collectors, molten metals, lifting devices or designated substances.  In these circumstances the employer is required to conduct a documented evaluation to determine whether a PSR is required.

The course will guide the evaluator through the legislated obligations and accountabilities of the workplace parties in evaluating whether a PSR is required and assist them in developing a documented process for that evaluation.

Course Outline:

  • How it all starts and who the players are
  • Discussion of the legal framework
  • Identification of the obligated workplaces
  • Qualifications of the Competent Evaluator
  • Timing and “the Table”
  • Outcomes of an Evaluation
  • Outcomes of a Review
  • Participation of the JHSC or the HSR
  • Document retention requirements

Who Should Attend
Registered Safety Professionals • JHSC Members • Safety Management Personnel • Union Representatives • Maintenance Managers • Project Managers • Project Engineers • Procurement Managers • Plant Managers • Auditors • Owners

Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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