Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers (SOSE) program of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) incentivizes and recognizes Ontario businesses for achieving accreditation of their OHS Management System (OHSMS) upon satisfying program requirements. The SOSE program is run by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) of Ontario and consists of the following two parts and will recognize employers enrolled in the Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers program who have successfully implemented an accredited OHSMS while meeting all the required criteria set by the CPO.
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The first step in completing the SOSE program is to register for it. To register, you will need to complete an online application on the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development website. The application will require you to provide information about your business, including your company name, address, and contact information. You will also need to provide a brief description of your health and safety program.
Once you have registered for the program, the next step is to prepare for the audit. The audit will assess your health and safety management system and determine if it meets the SOSE program's requirements. To prepare for the audit, you should review your health and safety program and ensure that it is up-to-date and comprehensive.
As part of your preparation for the audit, it is recommended that you conduct a gap analysis. A gap analysis is a process of identifying areas where your health and safety program may be lacking and addressing those areas before the audit. This can help you identify potential issues and improve your program's overall effectiveness.
Once you have prepared for the audit, the next step is to schedule it. The audit will be conducted by a third-party auditor who is approved by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. You will need to coordinate with the auditor to determine the best date and time for the audit.
During the audit, the auditor will review your health and safety program and assess its effectiveness. The auditor will evaluate your program's policies, procedures, training, and implementation to determine if they meet the SOSE program's requirements. The auditor may also conduct interviews with your employees and review your workplace's physical conditions.
After the audit, the auditor will provide you with a report outlining any deficiencies in your health and safety program. You will have a specified time frame to address these deficiencies and make the necessary improvements. Once you have addressed the deficiencies, you can request a follow-up audit to ensure that your program meets the SOSE program's requirements.
If your health and safety program meets the SOSE program's requirements, you will receive recognition for your efforts. You will be added to the SOSE program's public registry, and you will be permitted to use the SOSE logo on your website and marketing materials. This recognition can demonstrate your commitment to workplace safety and differentiate you from other employers.