This online Due Diligence course focuses on Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) regulations that govern safety in the Canadian province of Alberta. However, the concepts apply to most any location in the world.
Due diligence is a way to think about safety as an integral part of every job. It is a lifesaver in that it helps ensure a safe workplace. Whether your job environment is a large, open pit mine or a construction job site in a crowded urban area, everyone can benefit from an understanding of the principles of due diligence.
Overall Course Specifications:
Estimated length of training program: 1 hour + final test
Number of test questions: 16
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes
Final Exam Feedback report: Yes
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Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Define the term due diligence
- Explain the difference between strict and absolute liability
- Identify the responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers for health and safety in the workplace
- Illustrate the dangers of non-compliance with the due diligence provisions of the OH&S Act
- Utilize a due diligence checklist for employers
- Summarize the penalties given for offenses under the OH&S Act
Lesson 1: Introduction
- Definition of due diligence
- Responsibility for compliance with due diligence
Lesson 2: Liability
- Two degrees of liability
- Differences between strict and absolute liability
- Response to hazards and liability
Lesson 3: Responsibility
- Roles of health and safety responsibility
- Responsibilities for safety required from employer’s, supervisors. Competent workers, and new workers
- Protecting workers
- Non-compliance consequences
Lesson 4: Checklist
- Checklist for due diligence to be used by employers
- Penalties for not complying with regulations
Lesson 5: Review
- Review the main points of the course
Final Exam – 16 question exam with incorrect response feedback
Although we recommend that you take the following prerequisite courses, this course is suitable for anyone with an interest in equipment operation and safety.
- Recommended prerequisite courses:
- Heavy Equipment – Introduction and Safety
- Heavy Equipment – Pre-Use Inspection
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