New tool for evaluating JHSCs

CREOD has created an evidence-driven assessment tool that JHSCs, employers and policy-makers can use to evaluate various JHSC functions and characteristics, and help improve JHSC effectiveness. The tool was developed based on the Safety Element Method and input from experts, and pilot tested in two stages by JHSC members at an urban, academic hospital. The final assessment tool, revised based on user feedback, is a 21-question survey that’s easy to use and can be completed in less than one hour. The tool could be used regularly (i.e. annually) by JHSCs to ensure improvement objectives are met, new priorities are established and to sustain an effective JHSC. Although this study was focused on the health care system, the tool could have broad application across all Canadian workplaces. Read more about and download the tool here.