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Providing adequate training to employees is a critical element of risk management and can help promote health & safety on the job. Each year, many organizations in Canada make significant investments in providing safety training to workers yet often have difficulty ensuring that it meets their needs.
To help organizations invest limited training resources effectively, CSA Z1001 Occupational Health and Safety Training, provides the essentials of managing a health and safety training program and a method to recognize OHS training practices. The standard helps organizations identify their training needs, set their requirements and select training products and services that will effectively meet their requirements. It also helps organizations work with training providers to ensure that OHS training courses are designed, developed, and delivered with appropriate input and expertise.
Z1001 is part of CSA Group's portfolio of OHS Management Systems Standards, based on the foundation established by Z1000 Occupational Health and Safety Management.
Highlights of Z1001 Include:
- Requirements for management and administration of OHS training and guidance on identifying OHS training needs
- Guidance on developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate OHS training program and courses
- Guidance on selecting training providers with appropriate qualifications
- Informative Annexes on how to implement the requirements of the standard
- Valuable samples of a training matrix, course evaluation form, and training assessment surveys
This is the first edition of CSA Z1001, Occupational health and safety training.
This Standard addresses the needs of an organization to provide consistent quality occupational health and safety (OHS) training for workers, managers, and supervisors, as well as for health and safety committees and representatives. ANSI Z490-1, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training, was used as the seed document for the preparation of this Standard, with permission of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of federal, provincial, and territorial OHS government agencies, with additional contribution from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).
This Standard specifies requirements for management and administration of OHS training, identification of OHS training needs, and outlines the development, implementation, and maintenance of an OHS training program and courses. It also specifies how to select training providers with the appropriate qualifications and the requirements for the design and delivery of OHS training courses. Informative Annexes provide guidance on how to implement the requirements of this Standard, including topics to be covered in training for health and safety representatives and committee members; managers and supervisors; and new workers. Samples of a training matrix, course evaluation form, and training assessment survey are also included that can be customized for the specific needs of the user.
The purpose of this Standard is to provide guidance to organizations and training providers on accepted practices for OHS training.
This Standard is focused on formal training, which includes some form of formal evaluation in order to measure the learning achieved. Therefore, this Standard specifically excludes instructional activities delivered outside a formal training program that do not include formal evaluation of the learning through testing or other formalized methods. This exclusion covers instruction that can be delivered by a trained or untrained educator, as well as toolbox talks, tailgate talks, informal on-the-job training, or other forms of delivery that do not include a formal evaluation of the learning through testing or other evaluation methods.
This Standard does not specify a training delivery method. The principles and requirements specified in this Standard apply to any type of training service or product (e.g., theoretical, practical, class-room, inthe- field, on-the-job, on-line, etc.).
1) Training is defined in Clause 3 of this Standard and requirements are specified in Clauses 4 to 7.
2) See Clause 6.4.3 for an explanation about the activities excluded.
This Standard is applicable to organizations of any size or type that have workers and to organizations and individuals who design, develop, and/or deliver OHS training products and/or services.
1.5 Relationship to legal requirements
At the time of publication of this Standard, legal requirements respecting OHS training differed from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in Canada. It is the user's responsibility to determine how applicable legislative requirements relate to this Standard.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.