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CCSA going paperless in 2020

Paper? It’s Passé at the CCSA

A paperless organization? It makes a lot of sense but it’s also a major transformation – one introduced in a series of well-thought out steps. 

At CCSA, we’ve made the big decision to become “paper-light” in 2020, which means we are taking steps to significantly reduce our paper burden.

We began our digital transformation in 2019 by introducing e-Certificates for the majority of our training programs, which were well-received.

For 2020, we will take these next steps:

Course completion e-Certificates will be issued for all CCSA training programs.
Electronic copies of CCSA training manuals will be provided to registered participants for most CCSA training programs. (NOTE: some exceptions apply).
CCSA invoices will be produced and distributed electronically.

There are so many benefits to reducing paper use.

As a non-profit, we want to direct our precious funds towards programs and services for members. Going paperless will decrease costs associated with purchasing office supplies, storing, printing, and mailing documents, as well maintaining associated equipment (i.e. photocopier, postage meter).  It will also save us time otherwise spent producing and disseminating hard copy documents. 

And it’s good news for our members, too. They’ll have faster access to any documents sent out from the CCSA (i.e. certificates). 

As for the environment, did you know that the paper industry is the fifth largest consumer of energy in the world? This over-use of paper has a huge impact on a company’s carbon footprint – not just from the chopping down of trees to make the paper, but also on the fossil fuel power used for printing, and the chemicals involved, too.

There really is no downside to going paper-light and we encourage you to give it a try. We’ll keep you posted (electronically, of course!) as we continue our journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will this impact you and your team?

Course completion e-certificates will be emailed to each registered participant to the email address provided when they registered for the training event.
An electronic copy of the appropriate CCSA training manual will be emailed to each registered participant a minimum of one-week prior to the training event.

Which CCSA training manuals will continue to be provided in hard copy?

Registered participants will continue to receive a hard copy of the following CCSA training program manuals:

Occupational Health and Safety Management System Basics for Auditors
Auditor Training
Musculoskeletal Injury Reduction Program: Train-the-Trainer

What if my staff do not have an email address?

The course completion e-Certificate will be electronically delivered to the email address provided by the ticket buyer.
The digital copy of the CCSA training program manual will be electronically delivered to the email address provided by the ticket buyer.

What if I want to provide my staff with a hard copy of the CCSA training program manual?

You can choose to print the training program manuals on your own.
You can request that CCSA print the training program manuals you require for your staff, for an additional fee.