Health & Safety Package [includes 20 courses]

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos is a serious workplace and health issue. In this module we look at how to define asbestos and where it can be found, including different asbestos uses. We also examine the health concerns and how to evaluate exposure to asbestos. Finally, we review the legislation concerning asbestos and provide an overview of encapsulation.

Back Safety

This course explains the physiology of the back and presents common types and causes of back injuries. It also describes injury prevention, safety practices, basic back exercises, and proper lifting techniques.

Due Diligence

It is commonly referred to as the 'General Duty' clause in all provincial Health and Safety legislation. To exercise Due Diligence means that employers must take all reasonable precautions under the circumstances to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. This module will provide a clear understanding of the legal requirements necessary for compliance as well as the implications of non-compliance.

Electrical Hazards

An electrical hazard is one in which the possibility of being injured due to contact with an electrical source is high. Hazards such as unstable scaffolds and unprotected floor openings are easily recognized however, most people do not recognize electrical hazards and therefore they do not appreciate the dangers associated with these hazards. This lack of knowledge contributes to the high accident rate. We do not recognize electrical hazards mainly due to the total acceptance and familiarity with electrical devices. As well, electricity travels unseen, unheard and rarely gives any warning of impending danger. This module will provide guidelines for identifying electrical hazards, using electrical protection devices and controls, and understanding how equipment maintenance can help prevent electrocution.

Fall Prevention and Fall Arrest

Falls account for a large number of serious construction injuries and accidental deaths. Fall prevention and fall protection control measures can greatly reduce the risk of injury or death. This module will provide guidelines for identifying fall hazards, using fall protection controls, and distinguish between fall restricting and fall arrest devices.

First Aid Advanced

This interactive training course describes some of the serious injuries that may be encountered in the workplace and explains how to treat them. It illustrates first aid procedures for such serious conditions as broken bones, heart attacks, poisoning and seizures.

First Aid Basics

This interactive training course describes the types of injuries most often encountered in the workplace and explains how to treat them. It illustrates basic first aid procedures for such things as bites and stings, burns, choking and heat stroke.

Health and Safety for Small Business

Successful businesses of all sizes know that occupational health and safety is important to overall performance. Workplace injuries and illnesses have a direct effect on your company's bottom line, and the ability to operate safely is essential to building a productive, cost-effective organization. Also, because health and safety legislation in Canada applies to all employers, large and small, an effective health and safety program will ensure that you are in compliance with federal and provincial or territorial law.

In this module, we will review the business case for workplace health and safety, then go on to outline key health and safety issues that all small business owners should be aware of.

Ladder Safety

Every year, a significant number of injuries are sustained from improper use of ladders, both at work and at home. Half of all ladder accidents are directly related to work performed from the ladder. And about 30% to 40% of ladder accidents involve loss of footing. In this module, we will review what you should know about safe use of ladders in the workplace.

Lockout/Tagout 1: Electrical Sources of Energy

We know that accidents involving contact with energized equipment represent the most serious accidents in the workplace. We also know that using lockout/tagout procedures is the most effective, systematic way to prevent these injuries. Lockout/tagout can involve various types of energy sources. Lockout/Tagout, module 1 looked at how to tagout equipment fed by electrical sources. This module will discuss the various other sources of energy which may be found in the workplace such as Hydraulic, Pneumatic (air), Kinetic, Potential, Thermal, Chemical, Mechanical and Radiation. The purpose of this module is to give you an understanding of the above mentioned energy sources and to help you to further understand the importance of locking out and tagging out equipment to prevent injuries in the workplace.

Lockout/Tagout 2: Other Sources of Energy

We know that accidents involving contact with energized equipment represent the most serious accidents in the workplace. We also know that using lockout/tagout procedures is the most effective, systematic way to prevent these injuries. Lockout/tagout can involve various types of energy sources. Lockout/Tagout module 1 looked at how to tagout equipment fed by electrical sources. This module will discuss the various other sources of energy which may be found in the workplace such as Hydraulic, Pneumatic (air), Kinetic, Potential, Thermal, Chemical, Mechanical and Radiation. The purpose of this module is to give you an understanding of the above mentioned energy sources and to help you to further understand the importance of locking out and tagging out equipment to prevent injuries in the workplace.

Manual Material Handling and Back Safety

Back injury is certainly aggravating in the short term but it can also have a serious, long-term impact on a worker’s quality of life. In this module we examine the back and how it works and we describe different injuries of the back and how to prevent them.

Mould Awareness

Mould can be a serious workplace issue and can be hazardous to our health. In this module we define moulds, examine the health effects of mould exposure, review the duties of employers under current legislation, and outline methods of mould prevention and control.

Office Ergonomics

Each job in an office is slightly different, using various materials and tools; therefore every office job creates a distinct set of demands on the human body. Ergonomics takes a look at these demands, examines the work to be completed and the equipment and tools used, ensuring that each employee performs their job in the most effective and safe way possible.

Office Safety

Office workers do not usually think of filing cabinets, shelving, storage lockers, bookcases and desks as being dangerous pieces of equipment. However, occasionally these familiar fixtures can be the source of injuries ranging from minor cuts to broken bones. This module will help you reduce the risk of injury by showing you how to manage common office hazards.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Generic

More than one-quarter of all disabling injuries involve the head, eyes, hands or feet. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect you from those health and safety hazards that cannot practically be removed from your immediate work environment. In this module we will review the most common types of PPE. You’ll find out when and where you need PPE, how to choose the correct equipment for your work environment, and the limitations of the equipment you use. We will focus on generic PPE requirements only. A second module in this program will provide more information on Specialty Personal Protective Equipment.

Safety in Bloodborne Pathogens for Employees

Exposure to bloodborne diseases is a serious concern today. In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a regulation dealing with bloodborne pathogens—the disease-causing microorganisms found in human blood components and products. This course will show you how exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs so that you can help protect yourself and others.

Safety in Fire Prevention

This course provides basic information on the precautions and procedures necessary for fire protection and safety in the workplace. Topics covered include fire prevention techniques, the types and classes of fires and fire extinguishers, and first aid procedures for dealing with fire-related injuries.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are a significant cause of workplace injuries. The danger of falling from a ladder or an elevated platform is obvious. However, you may be surprised to learn that about 60% of all workplace falls take place on the same level. People who work off the ground are usually aware of the risks, but those on the ground are often less cautious. And did you know that slips trips and falls are as likely to occur in an office as on the plant floor? This module will provide guidelines for avoiding slip, trip and fall accidents. It will review what employers and employees can do to reduce the risk of accidents, and look at how good housekeeping practices contribute to workplace safety.

WHMIS

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is designed to inform employers and workers about hazardous materials used in the workplace. WHMIS answers two important questions: How are hazardous products identified? and What are the hazards associated with using these products? This module reviews the three main elements of WHMIS (labels, material safety data sheets, and worker education programs) in order to provide employers and workers with the information they need to keep the workplace safe and healthy.