OHS Management

Prevention Services

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Our prevention advisors will travel anywhere in Quebec to help clients achieve their goals. They will visit the work site and help employers identify, prioritize, and prepare an action plan to manage the main risks.

We firmly believe that it is possible for any company, regardless of its size and industry, to take control of its occupational health and safety (OHS) file. Thus, our clients can properly protect their workers while enjoying substantial savings on their annual premiums to the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).

You can benefit from these services whether or not you are a member of a safety group or subject to the retrospective plan.

First, our advisors are available to train your teams so they work safely, regardless of their functions and your in-house instructors.


The success of proactive OHS organizations depends on a structured and effective accident prevention system. An efficient management system helps to generate and maintain excellent OHS results, to adequately fulfill legal obligations, to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace accidents, and reduces business risks.

Novo SST supports you in the implementation or optimization of such a management system, in particular through advice and specialized tools relating to various prevention activities such as:

  • Management policies and procedures
  • Definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Engagement, culture and participation
  • Analysis of risks and specific work procedures
  • Effective occupational health and safety committee (HSC) meetings
  • An inspection and preventive maintenance program
  • Effective accident event investigations and analyses
  • Managing subcontractors


In addition to helping you act proactively and avoid costly criminal prosecutions, the compliance audit provides organizations with:

  • A better understanding of the legal, regulatory and normative obligations in terms of OHS
  • Implementation of an action plan designed to accommodate a balanced budget, priorities and constraints
  • Access to measurement tools providing, if necessary, practical, effective and lasting corrections or improvements, in terms of legal compliance
  • An estimation of an activity’s performance (e.g. HSC, lockout procedures, working from heights)
  • Prevention of costly interventions such as visits by inspectors, sealing off areas, production shutdowns, criminal proceedings (C-21), fines, etc.


This proactive and essential prevention work consists of:

  • Understanding and control of OHS risks
  • Targeting and prioritizing of risk management activities
  • Designing an effective and measurable risk management program and procedures
  • Developing a risk management policy in line with the culture and the real needs of the organization
  • Complying with applicable legal and regulatory requirements in terms of OHS
  • Fulfilling OHS due diligence requirements


Do you have your toolbox…for OHS project management? To each their own toolbox—and to each their own tools! However, starting out using tools that have already been tried and tested is a wise decision in order to move forward faster and to get off on the right foot.

  • Initiation, planning, execution, control and adequate closure of projects
  • Education on specific topics
  • Obtaining templates and form templates
  • Compliance with legal requirements


  • Support during in critical situations, like after a serious accident, an inspector’s visit, sealed areas or production shutdowns, criminal proceedings, etc.)
  • Repairing a problematic organizational situation (such as a non-functional HSC)

Complementary Services

Depending on your needs, they can also provide additional services*:

  • Coaching (online or on-site) the occupational health and safety committee, the people in charge of preparing and managing the prevention program, the person in charge of investigating and analyzing accidents, the people in charge of implementing and managing the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), the people in charge of preventative work site inspections, and for risk analysis, etc.
  • Audit of prevention practices and implementation follow-ups.
  • Administrative support for the implementation of a procedure for entering an enclosed space, for the zero energy and lockout program, for the launch of a machine safety action plan, etc.
*Charges may apply for certain services.

Hyland’s Homeopathic Canada, located in Sutton, Quebec, has been in partnership with Novo since 2013. We’ve been pleased with their services, but since having our own advisor appointed to us, we’re very happy and grateful for the excellent service we receive from Novo. Our advisor has effectively assisted us in dealing with the special circumstances in 2020. He has a great wealth of knowledge and experience, which he shares with us in a timely and professional manner. His communication is clear and concise, and we know we can count on him to guide us in the right direction.

Nancy Rosen

Hyland’s Homeopathic