Due diligence encourages thinking not only about compliance with legislated standards but also taking steps to help ensure the health and safety of workers and others on the work site. In other words, employers and workers must do all that is reasonably practical to ensure the safety of everyone in a work area. It means working with care and showing that you care enough about your workplace and your colleagues to know your responsibilities and take all reasonable steps to carry them out safely. This important course focuses on Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) regulations that govern safety in the Canadian province of Alberta. However, the concepts it covers apply to most any worksite in the world.
This course's content includes the definition of due diligence, strict versus absolute liability, responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers for health and safety in the workplace and a due diligence checklist for employers.