(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ)

People have asked me how you can prepare for the 2-19 Partnerships’ audit. It’s changed massively from this year. There’s going to be two new sections. There’s going to be a section on health and safety committees because health and safety committees, as of June 1st, 2-18 are mandatory in Alberta. There’s going to be a section on other parties like self-employed suppliers and owners.

There’s going to be information that is pertinent and current to the current state of health and safety in Alberta. And, though there’s going to be ten sections in the new audit Partnerships’ protocol, there’ll be less questions, so it will be the same or less to do. However, you have to be aware that certain things have changed. For example, the health and safety committee has to have a certain wording, or phrase, in it, and I can get that to you if you wish. Send an email to mtreadwell@shaw.ca, and she’ll send it to you. And, also, incident investigations have to include work refusals now as well as occupational illnesses, near misses, and incidents. So those are some of the major changes to the 2-19 audit. In order to pass, I recommend you go to the AASP website and check out the new audit tool, because this is the Partnerships’ accepted audit tool that many of your certifying partners will be using. Some will be different, but most will be using that protocol. And I hear, rumor has it, that Alberta Construction Safety Association will be utilizing something similar to the AASP 10-element audit protocol.

So, to recap, if you wanna pass, make sure that you have active health and safety committees with a co-chair, both worker and management, and it meets at least quarterly. Ensure that you include self-employed suppliers in your health and safety audit. And make sure that your health and safety policy meets three criteria, and your incident investigation policy includes work refusals, have excellent hazard identification and control that’s not going anywhere soon, and you will pass the 2-19 audit. Thank you.