Stop Work Authority – Canada


According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in 2015, there were 852 workplace deaths recorded in Canada. Add to the fatalities, there were 232,629 claims accepted for lost time due to work-related injury and or disease. Many of these accidents are preventable. If a worker recognizes a situation in which there is the potential for themselves or a coworker being injured, or if there is a potential of a release of a contaminant to the environment, that worker has a responsibility to stop the work that is being done until the potential danger has been removed and the issue resolved. Upon completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate the ability to identify the elements of a stop work authority program and employee responsibilities in a stop work authority program. This course is presented in English and French Canadian.