Topics include: review of the established electrical safety standard CSA
Z462, important definitions, safety related work practices and worker training requirements, causes and effects of Arc Flash and Arc Blast, Hazard Assessments, development of appropriate controls, identifying and selecting the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for a variety of work situations.
Topics Include: Participants will learn how to identify, by definition, the confined spaces in their workplace and the required components of in-house safety policies and procedures. participants will learn how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate hazards associated with confined spaces. Air testing, monitoring techniques and documentation will be discussed along with parameters to consider for rescuing workers that are injured or incapacitated while inside of a confined space.
Topics Include: a review of applicable legislation (OHSA, 632, 851, 833) including the duties, responsibilities and requirements of employees. Participants will learn how to identify confined spaces in their workplace and the required components of in-house safety policies and procedures. Participants will learn how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate hazards associated with confined spaces. Air testing, monitoring techniques and documentation will be discussed along with parameters to consider for rescuing workers that are injured or incapacitated while inside of a confined space. Attendees will review the forms of airborne contaminants, the various forms of respirator protection, and will discuss the Fit Testing Procedure requirements.
Topics Include: a review of applicable legislation, sources of electrocution or shock, types of burns they cause, and safe work methods are discussed, including how to control hazardous energy. An overview of the causes of arc flash and blast include the use of flame resistant clothing and PPE. Safe Approach Boundary’s will be introduced.
Topics include: hazard recognition, assessment, and control measures, proper inspection, fitting and function of personal protective equipment (PPE), hazards associated with improperly wearing a harness, components of fall arrest and protection, rescue procedures and legal responsibilities of the user. The phenomena of Suspension Trauma - the serious health effects that can be experienced while hanging in a harness - will also be introduced. The session concludes with discussions about rescue planning.
Topics Include: a review of legislated duties and requirements of workplace parties, WSIB statistical review of injuries associated with energy isolation, lockout program elements, machine design, equipment and processes. The participant will explore barriers to effective lockout, preparation and confirmation of controls, pre-lockout steps, the isolation of energy, post-lockout steps, verification prior to re-energizing the system, and returning the system back on line.
As the Canadian workforce become increasingly diverse, opportunities for alienation and misunderstanding rise between employees at all levels within an organization. Building a culture of respect and understanding is critical in developing a strong team that works together cooperatively.
This seminar is designed specifically for Owners, Human Resources personnel, Managers, Supervisors and others who have the power to shape the corporate culture of the workplace.
1) Behaviours that encompass harassment and discrimination
2) Legal responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers
3) Bill 168 of the Canada Criminal Code & The Ontario Human Rights Code
4) Assessing the potential for harassment and/or discrimination
5) Developing internal policies, programs and codes of conduct
6) Implementing measures and procedures for reporting and investigation of
People are the wild cards in the workplace. Unpredictable, inconsistent, unflinchingly-unaware, and sometimes completely ignorant of the hazards that surround them day to day.
We aim to stamp out common sense that's just safety stupidity!
Well this is one we can't put the blame on - how can we say it's the equipment's fault? (unless there is a manufacturers' defect), it's the people that make equipment not work right.
We aim to discuss manufacturers "prescribed" duties - hows about those apples, eh?
They come in as a solid, liquid or gas, after that, I do not know but you should. Dust off that lab coat, pull out the element chart, and let's figure out why stuff happens.
We aim to point out all relevant Ontario Provincial legislation, and there's a few!
We're not talking about sunshine, unless you are dealing with sun exposures, nor lighting unless you are in a tower crane on a work site. We are going to talk about poor lighting, glare, congestion, uneven surfaces, slips, trips and falls.
We aim to understand usefulness of documents like a Field Level Risk Assessment.
If you're doing everything correctly, make sure it's written down. If it's NOT written down, write it down as a Safe Work Procedure. You want something in your hand when the Ministry of Labour Inspector asks for proof that management communicated to workers, the hazards, and the safe methods to do their work.
We aim to get it recorded because if it's not written down, it did not happen...right?
Topics Include: proper methods and best practises to plan and conduct thorough and effective workplace inspections, hazard assessment and the development of effective controls will also be thoroughly discussed.
A variety of case studies and class exercises will also be used to demonstrate effective techniques and sharpen hazard identification and problem-solving skills.
Topics Include: Review of the Act, the hazard identification process, hazard controls and where they should be implemented with specific discussions about machine safeguarding. Discussions centre on the hierarchy of controls and the CSA Z432 standard, machine safeguards, maintenance and rescue planning.
Topics Include: How to conduct workplace inspections, hazard recognition, assessments and development of appropriate control measures. Reporting procedures and investigation of workplace accidents will be covered in detail. Participants will also learn about the Internal Responsibility System and Bill C-45 of the Criminal Code of Canada, the function of the Joint Health and Safety Committee, and the work refusal and work stoppage processes, and more!
Topics Include: defining a culture of safety, the role of the supervisor, legal responsibilities and best practices; violence and harassment in the workplace, refusals and work stoppages, and the duty to accommodate; hazard categories, workplace inspections, system auditing, and incident investigations.
Topics Include: Introduction to the duties and responsibilities of workplace parties under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and due diligence. The work refusal process is explained, as will violence and harassment, applicable regulations, and CSA Standards. The duties and role of a safety inspector will be discussed; the role of Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC), the implementation of hazard controls, incident investigations and the root causes of incidents.
Topics include: identifying different types of behaviour that define violence, harassment and discrimination, sources of violence, job-specific risk factors, environmental risks, the incursion of domestic violence into the workplace and reporting procedures, will be investigated in depth. Assessing the likelihood for incidents in given situations, plus identifying ways to assist workers who are being subjected to violent, harassing or discriminatory behaviour, will also be discussed.