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Hazardous Materials & Chemical Handling Safety

Asbestos Hazard Awareness


Topics Include: identifying various component elements of asbestos, definitions, usage, friable and non-friable, health hazards, exposure limits, rick assessments, safe work practices, PPE, control methods and respiratory

Course Outline (4-hr)

Propane & Fuel Handling Awareness


Topics Include: participants will be introduced to the dangers of handling different types of fuels. Propane tank exchange on machinery, methods to identify leaks and other hazards associated with the fuel like frostbite, CO poisoning, asphyxiation and explosions will be discussed. Attention will be given to the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the properties and components of propane tanks and safety rules and best practises for handling, storing and disposing of tanks. Participants will also receive instruction on occupational health and safety laws in general, the Ontario Fire Code, plus laws and regulations governing the use of this fuel and personal protective clothing.

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Spill Planning, Control, & Disposal


Topics Include: participants will learn spill causation factors, methods of recognizing a spill, assessing the severity of the situation based on the type of product spilled, various controls. methods to prevent and react to spills, and finally, we will discuss how to evaluate the effectiveness of current controls

Course Outline (4-hr)

Ammonia Awareness


Ammonia has a variety of uses. It is used as a refrigerant, a  cleaning and bleaching agent and a household cleanser. It is also used  to produce fertilizers, plastics, explosives and pharmaceuticals.

Specifically, it will help learners understand the basics of  bloodborne pathogens, how to protect themselves, and what to do in the  event of an exposure, including the decontamination process.

Ammonia  is very important to plant, animal, and human life. It is found in  water, soil, and air, and is a source of much needed nitrogen for plants  and animals. Most of the ammonia in the environment comes from the  natural breakdown of manure and dead plants and animals. There are,  however, some hazards associated with ammonia. The purpose of this  course is to discuss these hazards and how to protect yourself against  them.

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)


Topics Include: an introduction to the TDG Act & Regulations, classifications, placarding guidelines, safety marks, UN numbers, shipping documentation, a review of Schedules 1,2 & 3, an introduction to Means of Containment, accidental and imminent releases, Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) and responsibilities of the shipper, carrier and receiver.

Course Outline (8-hr)

WHMIS 2015 After GHS


Topics Include: introduction of the new Hazard Groups (Physical & Health), and the many new hazard classes and categories within each of the groups. The new pictograms and a review of the new Safety Data Sheets, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, how to identify and implement controls, emergency procedures and lastly, recognizing various routes of entry into the body, will all be uncovered

Course Outline (8-hr)

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)

Hydrogen Sulfide for General Industry



Workers who could potentially be exposed to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in  excess of ACGIH’s Threshold Limit Values are required to receive annual  H2S safety awareness training. Therefore, this online course is  intended for employees who work with or around H2S.

This course will familiarize you with the hazards of H2S, detection methods, and best responses to exposure and release.

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Hydrogen Sulfide for Oil & Gas


This online course familiarizes oil and gas workers with the hazards of hydrogen  sulfide (H2S), detection methods, and best responses to H2S exposure and  release.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify potentially dangerous properties of H2S
  • Describe sources of H2S exposure
  • Determine when exposures are not within safe H2S exposure limits
  • Summarize protective measures to guard against H2S exposure
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment to protect against H2S hazards
  • Plan an escape route given an area's wind direction and terrain
  • Recognize symptoms of H2S exposure
  • Respond appropriately to an emergency release of H2S

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Lead Awareness (35-mins)

Lead is one of the most common toxic elements found in industry and is a  leading cause of workplace illness. 

According to the Centers for  Disease Control & Prevention, despite improvements in public health  policies and substantial reductions in blood lead levels (BLLs) in  adults, lead exposure remains an important health problem worldwide.  Approximately 95% of all elevated BLLs reported among adults in the  United States are work-related. 

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Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the hazards of lead in the workplace 
  • Identify how lead can enter the body 
  • Identify the health effects of lead overexposure 
  • Identify where lead is found 
  • Identify OSHA's permissible exposure limit for lead 
  • Identify practices for limiting lead exposure 
  • Identify the purpose for monitoring airborne lead exposure 
  • Recognize the requirements for using PPE such as respirators and protective clothing 
  • Recognize housekeeping and hygiene practices that limit lead exposure 
  • Recognize the two components of the medical surveillance program 
  • Identify the purpose of the Medical Removal Program and its benefits 
  • Identify recordkeeping requirements

Topics include:

  • Lead hazards 
  • Effects of lead in the body 
  • Common sources of lead 
  • Limiting lead exposure 
  • Personal protective equipment 
  • Medical surveillance and the Medical Removal Program

Respirator Protection & Fit Testing

Respiratory Protection (60-mins)


This interactive training course applies to all employees who are, or  may be, exposed to air contaminants above the permissible exposure  limits (PELs) or suggested exposure levels. This course may also be used  for respirator use that is required by company policy or that is  voluntary. 

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Respiratory Protection: Breathing Safely (75-mins)


This online course helps learners recognize and respond to respiratory  hazards, including atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or health  (IDLH). This course covers the key elements required by OSHA for  respiratory protection training.  

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Crystalline Silica Awareness


Breathing is an act we often take for granted. Sometimes, what we breathe  in can harm our bodies and cause lasting damage. That's definitely true  of crystalline silica. In this course, you'll learn what it is, where  it is, how to avoid exposure and what to do if you are exposed. This  course is intended for anyone who works with or around crystalline  silica. 

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Formaldehyde Safety


Internationally, over 46 billion pounds of formaldehyde are produced  each year. As a medical preservative and sterilizing agent, formaldehyde  is recognized as one of the most common toxic elements found in  industry. It has become a leading cause of workplace illness, and the  risk of exposure is more prevalent than ever before. 

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Hazardous Substances: Spill Discovery & Notification


When a hazardous spill (or release) occurs, a prompt and appropriate  response is important for the health and safety of everyone and  everything involved. A delayed or improper response can result in  damage, illness and injury, and in some cases, create life-threatening  situations.  This course is designed to help you better understand the potential  effects hazardous spills can have on your health and safety, the  environment and your organization. It will also cover the initial steps  you need to take if a hazardous spill occurs while at work. 

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Gas Detection


This course is designed to provide information about detection and control  of flammable and toxic atmospheres to help you remain safe while  working around potentially dangerous gases. This course explores the  features and operation of the most common detector tube devices (bellows  and piston) and gas monitors (personal, portable, and fixed). This  course also covers explosive ranges, toxic atmospheres, oxygen levels,  flammable substances, flammable gas principles, vapour detection, and  much more!

Who should take this course?
Anyone entering a  work site that requires any type of gas detection equipment. This  equipment can be found on many sites including plant sites, drilling  operations, servicing operations, pipeline operations, up stream and  down stream oilfield operations, confined spaces, and more.

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Fluid Injection Awareness


Pressurized fluids are common in all industry sectors including the home  and must be considered extremely hazardous. This e-learning awareness  course identifies these hazards and provides the learner with knowledge  on mitigating this hazard. 

Injection injuries have led to loss of limbs  and long term paralyses including death. The incident reports contained  throughout this comprehensive course are graphic and depict how extreme  injection injuries can be. This course also provides methods of first  aid. Understanding and identifying where these hazards exist in the  workplace will greatly reduce the learners’ risk. 

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Flammable Liquid Safety


As you can see, flammable liquids must be handled with care. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of flammable liquids 
  • Recognize hazards inherent with work involving flammable liquids 
  • Identify the safety requirements for the use of flammable liquids on the job 
  • Recognize the storage requirements for flammable liquids at a work facility 
  • Describe the principles of flashpoint protection when working with flammable liquids 
  • Demonstrate the steps for inspecting inventories of flammable liquids in the workplace 

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Occupational Disease Training

This Occupational Disease course is intended to assist participants with  understanding the risks associated with a variety of different  workplace exposures. It will look at a number of different occupations  such as Firefighters, Equipment Operators, Labourers, etc. After  completing this course, the participant will have an understanding of  the causes of the most common occupational diseases and the various  methods employed to define and minimize those risks. 

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Here is what you will learn

This online Occupational Disease course covers the following topics:

  • History of occupational disease
  • Common types of occupational disease
  • Purpose and importance of occupational hygiene
  • Causes and classification of occupational diseases
  • Common routes of entry into the body for contaminants
  • Roles and responsibilities associated with controlling occupational diseases
  • Hierarchy of controls for workplace contaminants
  • Reporting occupational diseases
  • Managing occupational diseases

150 - Minute Duration

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of  completion will be available for download and printing. This certificate  is valid for 5 years from the date of completion printed on the  certificate unless otherwise specified by an employer, legislation, or  other authority. 

Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace


Bloodborne Pathogens Online - 30 Mins.

If your job duties include even occasional contact with blood or other infectious materials, you are at risk for contracting potentially deadly, incurable diseases. Take this course to learn what bloodborne pathogens are and how you can protect yourself from them.

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Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety In The Workplace - 45 Mins.

This course is designed to help learners keep themselves, their coworkers, their friends, and their family safe from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Specifically, it will help learners understand the basics of bloodborne pathogens, how to protect themselves, and what to do in the event of an exposure, including the decontamination process.

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Bloodborne Pathogens: Exposure in the Workplace - 60 Mins.

This Bloodborne Pathogens: Exposure in the Workplace online course provides important information that workers and supervisors can use to protect themselves from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace. 

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