The OSA program is modelled on a simplified safety management foundational framework to facilitate program growth and sustainability and to align with individual company safety management systems and practices. It consists of five areas, illustrated in a continuous flow pattern, which as a whole cover all aspects of the operational business lifecycle serving to reduce risk and drive continuous improvement. Under this framework, there are a wide range of actions a company could carry out within its organization to establish a continuous improvement system to reduce hazards and prevent incidents. The OSA program is designed to support companies as they take steps within their organization to improve safety.
The Leadership area encourages companies to take steps within their organization which establish visible leadership through regular and effective communication and engagement with front line supervision and other members of the onsite workforce.Leadership
The Workforce area focuses on establishing programs that educate, engage and evaluate the workforce on the most critical safety hazards found at their worksites and actions they can take to minimize their exposure.Workforce
Through Planning area actions, companies improve performance by establishing standard requirements, by instituting high risk identification and evaluations, and by managing change to equipment and operations.Planning
The Work area ensures that companies have structures in place to effectively perform work in a safe and efficient manner.Work
The Improvement area encourages companies to take steps to continual improve operations by learning from events and through ongoing evaluation of activities and programs.Improvement