Why the Heck Do I Need a Daily Journal?

Due Diligence Training for Supervisors and Managers

Why the Heck Do I Need a Daily Journal?

This training fits very well with establishing a due diligence defense as well as being effective in moving forward with any coaching or disciplinary concerns. A daily journal could also be referred to as a notebook or daily logbook, however, we will simply refer to it as a daily journal in this training.

A journal is important because if you do not have anything to show that you have tried to be duly diligent in terms of occupational health and safety law, you would not likely be able to PROVE that you were.

Taking good notes is essential to learn and you must be dedicated to taking them. There will be many occasions that having a record of conversations, meetings, or training seminars will be crucial for your success as a supervisor.

Of course, not absolutely everything must be documented, but certain things are a must, such as:

  • Coaching meetings
  • Work assignments given and what safety precautions should be taken
  • Important dates
  • Disciplinary discussions
  • Supervisory group and safety meetings
  • Employee concerns that you must follow-up on, especially safety concerns

Why the Heck Do I Need a Daily Journal? Topics

Course Objectives

After taking this training, learners will:

  • Understand the purpose and why a daily journal is essential
  • Be able to identify what specifics must be included in a good journal entry
  • Understand why context is important in documentation
  • Know how proper documentation can aid in employee performance, disciplinary cases and help fulfill a due diligence defense
  • Review some tips on good journaling

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 45-60 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.