Due Diligence in Occupational Health and Safety, CCOHS



The term “due diligence” is commonly used when describing the need to manage workplace health and safety risks. You will learn about the legal significance of due diligence while also exploring the four main factors that determine the level of action required to achieve it. More importantly, you will learn about best practices that can be implemented to help you develop a safety culture that supports the achievement of due diligence for the safety and the protection of the people that work and visit your workplace.

Topics include:

  • Due diligence: the basics
  • Applications in occupational health and safety law
  • Factors to consider
  • Establishing and practicing due diligence

Upon completion of the course you will know how to:

  • Define “due diligence” as used in the context of occupational health & safety
  • Explain when and how due diligence is used as a legal defense
  • Understand the four factors determining the level of action required to achieve due diligence
  • Recognize the basic elements of an occupational health & safety program for any workplace
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and workers
  • Take practical steps to establish due diligence in your workplace

Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

Target Audience

  • Employers
  • Management and supervisors
  • Workers
  • Health & safety committee members



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.