The rights, duties, and functions of Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) are intertwined. The function of the committee is to support the IRS and ensure that it is functioning effectively. To do this, the JHSC has several duties which it is able to perform thanks to the rights afforded to it by the Occupational… Read more »
The need for fall protection training is critical, regardless of the province where you work. The hazards do not change from province to province. The definitions of working at heights, or when you require fall protection training may differ from province to province, but the underlying hazards do not change. There is no equivalency for… Read more »
In the CSA lift truck standards, the word license is not present and you do not require one. The standard sets out a training requirement that must be met prior to operating a forklift, and it is recommended to have a proof of training certificate showing you have been trained on how to operate each… Read more »
In the processes of Transporting of Dangerous Goods by Ground the proper classes must be displayed on the truck, and be documented in the paperwork associated with the shipment. The consignor of the shipment is responsible by law for determining the correct classification of the dangerous goods being transported, and the contents must be classified before… Read more »
Fire Safety Plans and Fire Safety Training are crucial in the continued safety of all employees in the case of a fire emergency. These steps can include safe exiting procedures, what to do if you are trapped, where to meet after leaving the building, where firefighting professionals can find site documents, and important contact information…. Read more »
Who is considered a Competent Person for Practical Training? There are a number of courses available online that state there is a “practical” portion to be completed alongside a competent person once the theory component is complete. A competent person is someone who is knowledgable about, and comfortable performing, the operations on equipment and machinery… Read more »
Workplace violence and harassment training in 2021 is being updated to a federally regulated standard, to ensure consistent definitions across all provinces.
Elevated work platforms, or EWPs, are excellent tools that can be used to substitute ladders and scaffolds, and provide a potentially safer means of performing work at an elevation. These systems do require training on proper operation, maintenance, and personal fall protection systems while in use. Depending on where in Canada you are working, you… Read more »
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has forced many companies to come to terms with pandemic planning. Some employers had used the SARS crisis of 2003 as a springboard to develop pandemic plans. Unfortunately, some smaller businesses have not really had a chance to develop these types of plans. Setting up to return to work can… Read more »
Worksite Safety is excited to announce we that are now offering Standard First Aid/CPR C/AED training in our Mississauga and Calgary training facilities!
Course Format The online JHSC training sessions are delivered by a live instructor online over a 3 day period, taking place virtually between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please log in by 8:00 am on the first day, in order to allow time for any potential technical challenges to joining the sessions and allow for… Read more »
In Ontario, the Construction Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) requires that workers who use fall protection systems are adequately trained and that the training meets the Working at Heights training requirements under O. Reg. 297/13. This training is designed to provide a basic understanding of rights and responsibilities of working at heights as well as an… Read more »
Do I need training to wear a safety harness? The simple answer is yes, you require training to wear a safety harness. The bigger questions are: Why do I need to wear a safety harness? Why is this training so important? A safety harness is, by definition, a piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that… Read more »
Learn about the latest changes to WHMIS training in Canada. The “WHMIS 2015” legislation introduced the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This update comes with some significant changes including updated pictograms, a new safety data sheet format, and changes to supplier labels.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect Canada, we will be updating our protective measures in order to continue to prioritize the safety of our staff and our customers. These additional measures are subject to change at any time. Lockdown Protocols – BC, Ontario & Alberta With many provinces currently in a state of… Read more »
When fall hazards at your worksite cannot be eliminated, they must be controlled. When a hazard exists that cannot be eliminated entirely, you must have a hazard assessment completed and create a written Fall Protection Plan. What is in a Fall Protection Plan? Fall Protection Plans include a lot of important information, which is needed… Read more »
Throughout 2019 and 2020, the Ontario government has been overviewing the construction, mining, industrial and healthcare industries on an array of topics. Their plan has been active since April 1, 2019, and ends on March 31, 2020. There will be two phases to each initiative, focusing on a different health and safety topic. Phase 1Education,… Read more »
What is IATA? IATA is the International Air Transportation Association, and they provide consolidated resources for scheduling air traffic, route management, and regulate the services provided by airlines in over 85 countries. IATA also regulates the transportation of dangerous goods training requirements for its stakeholders. Who requires Training? Nearly everyone working in the transportation of… Read more »
A person is considered to have entered into a confined space when their body passes through an opening into an area, meaning that just reaching your arm into a confined space is considered entry and would require training. Each province has a slightly different definition of a confined space, but there are 4 common… Read more »
What is asbestos, how is it made, what is it used for, and what are the health risks? All of these questions are answered in this article and training course.
Reading a TDG By Ground UN Number, including the packaging type, group, and manufacturer ID.
This is an overview of the TDG by ground Shipping Document, and how to fill them out properly.
This is an outline of WHMIS 2015 pictograms, and how each should be used.
H2S, or Hydrogen Sulfide, is a commonly used gas in many fields, but it is a hazard to work around when not properly educated.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the number one workplace injury type reported to WSIB in 2017.
This Online Ladder Safety Training will guide you through all aspects of Ladders including: hazard identification, ladder types, set up, PPE, Maintenance, storage & handling, and inspection.
Know your rights and responsibilities around working at heights, and what personal protective equipment you need to stay safe.
When Selecting a Respirator there are a few factors to take into account. What the application is, how often will it be used, what are you protecting against?
Taking a quick look at the requirements and differences between Locking out and tagging out a machine for maintenance in Canada.
Health and Safety Awareness Training Is Required to a Certain Degree in all Ontario Workplaces
Managing health and safety training for any sized group over time can be quite the challenge. Our online training platform allows you to track who has been enroled in or completed training, and how they have scored. To cut down the time needed to access your employees training records, you can download a course report…. Read more »
Worksite Safety is excited to announce the availability of the industry-leading Ground Disturbance and Safe Digging certification courses as developed by the expert team at Locate Management. Developed with input from a cross-sector of industries, Locate Management’s new online Safe Digging – Supervisory Ground Disturbance course is aimed at developing advanced ground disturbance (excavation) skills and attitudes. This… Read more »
Adding users to your online training account just got a little easier! With the Access Code feature, your users can do more self-management. This means they can register themselves and link their account to yours during registration, or after the fact. An access code uses your credits to enrol anyone who enters it. When you… Read more »
Do you typically purchase training for yourself? Have you purchased training of behalf of a friend or family member? Do you manage multiple employees? Our online training platform offers features to benefit all types of users, including large groups! Now, you can tailor your account view to suit your training needs! Already registered? Your My… Read more »