The Manufacturers' Health & Safety Association, the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) and Workplace Partnership are sponsoring Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR).
PIR is a voluntary initiative that encourages employers to develop and improve their health and safety programs and claims management programs.
By participating in PIR, employers can improve their health and safety programs and claims management programs while earning premium incentives. Workers benefit from fewer injuries, improved workplace health and safety, and better relationships with their employers after an injury.
To participate in Partners in Injury Reduction, employers must do the following:
- Register by December 31 of the current year.
- Complete the mandatory training, and implement a functioning safety program.
- Obtain a Certificate of Recognition (COR) by December 31 of the following year. The COR is issued by Workplace Partnership to employers who have met the standards set by the MHSA, verified by an external audit of their health and safety management system.
- Comply with the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
- Maintain the health and safety program and strive for annual improvement.
- Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) Training Courses
Mandatory Courses are:
- SAFETY BASICS PROGRAM - 2 Day
- HAZARD ASSESSMENT & ANALYSIS - 1 Day
- SAFETY AUDIT PROGRAM - 2 Days
- EFFECTIVE DISABILITY MANAGEMENT - 2 Days
- SUPERVISOR TRAINING (LSE) - 2 Days
How to develop and implement your safety program with a systematic approach to reducing injures in the workplace through a team process with active worker participation.
This course will provide the basic knowledge and tools for conducting Hazard Assessments & Analysis in individual work environments.
How to evaluate the effectiveness of your safety program to ensure it meets the required standards, with recognized Peer Auditor certification.
How to process claims, reduce costs and develop a Modified Work Program by using an effective disability management system for both work related and non-work related injuries.
Designed to assist the supervisor/lead hand understand their responsibilities in the areas of health and safety. This training is required in the third year of the program. It is highly recommended this training is done earlier.
Further information on these courses is available from the MHSA offices.
Toll Free: 1-888-249-2001 (Edmonton office) Toll Free: 1-888-249-2002 (Rocky View office)