Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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. Classroom Protocols Our classroom policy will vary depending on the training location and the measures… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service & Support How do I contact Worksite Safety? Office hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday-Friday. Our offices are closed during weekends and statutory holidays. Toll Free: 1 866 756 5552 Email: Head Office Address: Suite 401 – 55 Head Street, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 3H8 Classroom Safety Training How do I… Read more »

Rights, Duties, and Functions of JHSCs

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 »

Fall Protection in Alberta vs Working at Heights in Ontario

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 »

Forklift License or Forklift Certification?

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 »

The classes of TDG by Ground

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 »

What is included in a Fire Safety Plan?

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?

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 »

Do I need Fall Protection Equipment on an Elevated Work Platform?

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 »

Setting up a Covid19 Back to Work Plan

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 »

New Course Announcement: Standard First Aid

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!

FAQ: JHSC Online Training

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 »

Understanding The Working At Heights Refresher & Training Requirements

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?

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 »

What is WHMIS?

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.

Fall Protection: Safe Work Plans and Procedures

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 »

Ontario Health and Safety Compliance Plan: Personal Protective Equipment

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 »

TDG By Air (IATA) Training Requirements

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 »

Confined Space Entry Roles and Responsibilities

  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

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.

WHMIS 2015 Pictograms

This is an outline of WHMIS 2015 pictograms, and how each should be used.

The Dangers of H2S

H2S, or Hydrogen Sulfide, is a commonly used gas in many fields, but it is a hazard to work around when not properly educated.

Online Ladder Safety Training

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.

Safety Harness Requirements in 2019

Know your rights and responsibilities around working at heights, and what personal protective equipment you need to stay safe.

What Gas Mask Is Right For Me?

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?

Lockout Tagout

Taking a quick look at the requirements and differences between Locking out and tagging out a machine for maintenance in Canada.

How to Start Training Online or In-Class

Are you searching for some safety training for your job? Maybe it’s your first time taking this type of training or maybe you know the material like the back of your hand. Regardless of how well you know your safety stuff, purchasing training online might be an area where you could use some help. Whether… Read more »

Working at Heights & Fall Protection Training Explained

Are you looking at heights training but wondering about the many options? Let me break it down by explaining the difference between Working at Heights and Fall Protection. What is Working at Heights Training? Let’s start with Working at Heights. This program has become a regulatory requirement for people who work in the construction industry… Read more »

What is WHMIS 2015?

What is WHMIS 2015? To address a frequently asked question: it is not a several-years-out-of-date training program. It is actually the name of the most up-to-date WHMIS legislation in Canada. Canada has aligned the original Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) legislation, known as WHMIS 1988 due to its origination in 1988, with the Globally… Read more »