- Importance of supervisor Health and Safety Training for a company.
- Roles and Responsivities in a workplace party.
- Implementation the OHSA and Regulation
- Identify Hazards and Controls.
- Importance of Personnel Protective Equipment
- Internal Responsibility System
HEALTH & SAFETY COURSES
Supervisor Health and Safety Training
According to the legislation OHSA and the Health and Safety requirements, the supervisor should be trained to understand the training programs.
The course includes:
Health and Safety Representative Training
The health and safety representative’s responsibility to inspect workplace inspections and audit according to Occupational Health and Safety Act at least once a month [section 8(6)]. Responsibility to inspect the workplace at least once a month [section 8(6)], and the power to:
- Identify workplace hazards [section 8(10)];
- Be consulted about workplace testing [section 8(11)];
- Make recommendations to the employer [section 8(10)]; and
- Investigate work refusals [section 43(4)] and serious accidents [section 8(14)].
- Worker representatives can, under certain circumstances, act and order the employer to stop work that is dangerous to a worker [section 45(4)]
Workplace Violence / Harassment Program
Employer must commit to workplace health, safety and security for all employees, contractors, customers and visitors. With this in mind, employer should proclaim a “zero-tolerance” for harassment and violence in the workplace.
WHMIS 1988 / WHMIS 2015 (NEW)
All employees will receive the generic training each year. Those employees who require the specific workplace training will receive training within two weeks of the end of the generic training.
Working at Heights
The purpose of the training program is to identify the hazards associated with working at heights, the duties of the workplace parties and the requirements and control measures required to safely work at heights. The Working At Heights Program must comply with the legislation
This course covers:
- Providing training which ensures workers will know how to work safely
- Reporting unsafe conditions, how to use control measures correctly and follow safe procedures.
- Identifying potential hazards
- Assessing the fall hazards
- Eliminating fall hazards
- Controlling the fall hazards
- Developing working at height procedures and action plan.
Manual Material Handling
Training is intended to increase the ability of managers, supervisors and employees to recognize work-related material handling risk factors and to understand and apply appropriate control strategies. Also, the training will promote the employees to gain the knowledge and skills required for the safe handling of material
- Manual materials handling safety
- Injury prevention.
- Handling Heavy Objects
- Physical Demand Analysis in pushing, pulling and shoveling
- How to prevent back injuries and Illness.
- Manual Material Handling related hazards control.
- Training on materials, machines or equipment and it hazards for employees.
- Instruct employees on the appropriate method of lifting and moving objects and material, including how to use the equipment provided.
Lockout Tagout Procedures
Course Includes Explanation of Lockout/Tagout Responsibilities:
- Authorized employees are those who service machinery and equipment
- Affected employees are those who operate machinery and equipment, but do not service them. (If you do both, you need to be an ‘authorized employee
- Other employees need to be trained. These are workers who do not service or operate machinery or equipment, but who work nearby and need to know about energy control procedures.
Supervisors Are Responsible For:
- Identifying machines, equipment or processes in their area(s) that possess hazardous energy and are required to be included in the lockout/tagout program.
- Providing equipment, materials and protective devices necessary to perform work safely.
- Ensuring written lockout/tagout procedures are prepared for machines, equipment and processed in their area.
- Ensuring authorized employees under their control understand and apply lockout/tagout procedures.
- Ensure contractors performing servicing or maintenance work in their area comply with lockout/tagout procedures.
Employees Are Responsible For:
- Assisting in the development of lockout/tagout procedures for machines, equipment or processed in their area.
- Following procedures developed for machines, equipment or processes in their area.
- Reporting any deficiencies or problems associated with lockout/tagout procedures.
Occupational Health and Safety Department is Responsible For:
- Providing assistance and guidance to departments regarding lockout procedures.
- Coordinating appropriate training for employees.
- Reviewing and updating the lockout/tagout program.
Contractors Are Responsible For:
- Complying with the requirements of this program.
- Providing their own locks, tags and lockout devices.
- Removing their own locks, tags and lockout devices when the maintenance or servicing work has been completed.
- Contractors must communicate their lockout procedures to the designated Genesis representative.
Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention Training
- Provide employees with the information on how to reduce any muscle, tendon and nerve related injury in the work environment
- Employees will then use what they learned to take essential steps to eliminate any contributing factors that lead to injuries and illnesses related to the body
- Adequate knowledge and training on how to prevent the three main injuries (muscle, nerve and tendon) and common risk factors by using PowerPoint Presentations, quizzes/tests and demonstration. By following these procedures, the employees will be more competent in the program.
Personal Protective Equipment
- The purpose of the Personal Protective Equipment training is to protect workers against a specific hazard and help prevent injury.
- Provide training in Protective equipment may seem easier or cheaper to provide than controls such as enclosure, isolation or ventilation, the use of PPE may not be a simple matter at all in the long run.
- Personal Protective Equipment puts the responsibility of controlling a hazard on the workers. Under the Health and Safety Act employers must provide a safe workplace for employees.
- The Personal Protective Equipment Program makes sure employees understand that all required equipment by the company is necessary in order to prevent injury.
- How should Health and Safety Program reviewed annually, if there are any changes in the policy or in equipment changes that should be updated in the program.
- Importance of all implementation should be revised under authorized person.
This course includes:
- Best welding safety practices are applicable to all employees and supervisors.
- The company’s accountabilities for improving welding safety and the adequate training for the employees that will increase the productivity.
- The exposures could be affecting the employee in a short-term period or long-term period. Skin is the most direct route of entry for ultraviolet and infrared rays.
- Describe Welding hazard and control for major Health & Safety issues for workers.
- Describe safety regulations which apply.
- Understanding the hazards and the control measures
- Preparing emergency procedures
Confined Space Entry
This course includes:
- Confined space Entry summary
- Roles and responsibilities in the work place
- hazards and controls
- PPE and other equipment
- Pre-entry Precautions measures
- Entry procedures
- Practice entry
- Confined space related accidents
- Requirements by the legislation on both construction and industrial workers to work in confined spaces.
- Discussed the hazards identified, and the controls will be in general terms to cover both sectors.
- Motivating employees to be involved in health and safety issues.
- Safe operating procedures for new processes or equipment.
- Job specific training
- Training to cover creating health and safety policy for the organization
Slips, Falls & Trips
- Provide employees with information on the general hazards related with walking and working surfaces.
- Employees will have an increased awareness so that before working on a surface.
- recognize hazards and take any essential steps to create a safe working environment.
- Provide training in Health and Safety Act and provide a safe workplace training for employees and the employees must follow the required procedures.
- Provide adequate knowledge and training, assessment that can be carried out through the use of regular inspections and check condition related to health and safety performance.
- Provide PowerPoint presentations, quizzes/tests and demonstration which will allow them to be competent in the program.
Heat and Cold
- The purpose of the Heat and Cold Stress Program is to reduce illness/injury of the employees and increase company’s productivity.
- Provide training in how to comply with the compliance.
- Knowledge in Heat and Cold Stress is caused by the thermal imbalance in the human body which can weaken workers performance leading to injury/illness.
- This training is designed to provide employees with the adequate knowledge needed to recognize and assess heat and cold stress hazards and to recommend controls to eliminate and reduce exposure to hazards identified in the workplace environments.
Cannabis in the Workplace
Employer Responsibilities and Cannabis
As of now, there is no specific provision in the Canada Labour Code addressing the use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. However, the Code does require that employers develop and implement Hazard Prevention Programs to protect employees from workplace hazards, which may include policies related to impairment including the use of drugs and alcohol. The Cannabis Act includes amendments to the Non-Smokers’ Health Act (NSHA) to forbid the smoking and vaping of cannabis in workplaces. The purpose of the NSHA is to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke in federally regulated workplaces and on certain modes of transportation. Once the changes in the Cannabis Act come into force, there will also be obligations on employers and employees through the NSHA.