Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews (PSHSRs)

Reviews and safety solutions to help you achieve regulatory compliance

The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Regulation 851 for Industrial Establishments make safety reviews of certain equipment and processes prior to use a legal requirement. That means employers need to take action and exercise proper due diligence.

Our knowledge and experience in providing pre-start health and safety reviews (PSHSR), sometimes called pre-start safety reviews (PSR), as required by Ontario Regulation 851, Section 7, will identify any deficiencies and help you implement control measures to achieve compliance. Collaborating with your team, we help ensure safety requirements are satisfied without impacting production or maintenance activities.

In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) requirements, we provide a report of measures required for compliance (if any), sealed by a professional engineer. We can also perform follow-up reviews of corrective measures and provide a sealed letter of compliance to augment your own due diligence documentation.

Our health and safety team includes industrial safety specialists; electrical, mechanical, and structural engineers; certified industrial hygienists (CIH); and certified machine safety experts (CMSE). They use their extensive experience with the Ontario PSHSR regulations and associated standards to offer high-caliber safety solutions to industrial clients.

We offer PSHSRs and related safety engineering services in the following key areas:

  • Flammable liquid storage and dispensing
  • Industrial automation and machine guarding
  • Industrial racking
  • Risk of ignition/explosion
  • Explosive fume, vapor and dust control
  • Dust collectors
  • Foundries and molten materials
  • Lifting devices
  • Occupational exposure and industrial hygiene (IH)

We have provided PSHSR reports to industrial clients in the following sectors:

  • Automotive: OEMs, Tier 1, tooling vendors
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Wood and paper products
  • Printing and corrugated case
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Power generation

Helping you achieve compliance

Need help understanding the latest code requirements? Our industrial safety engineers participate in the technical committees of key CSA, ANSI, and ISO standards related to machine safety: CSA Z460 (Control of hazardous energy: Lockout and other methods), CSA Z142 and ISO 16092 (Power Press safety standards), and CSA Z434 and ANSI R15.08 (Industrial Robot Systems and Mobile Robot safety standards). We are also practiced in CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery and ISO 13849 Safety-related parts of control systems.
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Paul Brzustowski, Associate, Team Lead, Industrial Safety

I help our clients protect their workers by ensuring safeguarding practices are put in place. That helps them automate and stay competitive.
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Paul Brzustowski

Associate, Team Lead, Industrial Safety

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