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Course Description

21.0 CE credits for General, Adjuster, Accident & Sickness, and Life licenses
approximately 21 hours, $299.00 (prices may change without notice: consult the VuBiz website)

Get an in-depth understanding of health and safety in Canada with this comprehensive program for managers, supervisors, and workplace health and safety champions. Learn about employee rights under health and safety legislation, how to meet regulatory compliance responsibilities, and how to foster a health and safety culture by systematically addressing common health and safety concerns in the workplace.

11 Required Modules

Health & Safety for Managers and Supervisors
  • Safety principles and risk management
  • Legislation
  • Hazard recognition and control
  • Emergency preparedness and fire prevention
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace inspections and accident investigations
  • Program development and implementation
Workplace Inspections
  • Inspection basics
  • Types of inspections
  • Five stages of an inspection (plan, conduct, recommend actions and solutions, report and distribute findings,
    and follow up)
Accident Investigation
  • Planning for an effective investigation
  • Steps to take
  • Understanding the root causes
  • Creating effective recommendations
Developing an Occupational Health & Safety Program
  • Benefits of an effective OH&S program
  • Basic elements of an OH&S program
  • Essential first steps in developing a program
  • Participation of managers, supervisors, and front-line employees in the program
  • Accessing resources to build and improve the OH&S program
  • Creating an action plan to maintain an ongoing OH&S program
Violence in the Workplace: Establish a Prevention Program
  • The components of a workplace violence-prevention policy
  • The requirements for implementing and maintaining a violence-prevention program
  • Assessing your workplace for violence hazards
  • Identifying violence-prevention measures
  • Workplace violence response procedure

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Hazard identification
  • Common types of hazards found in workplaces
  • Developing a comprehensive approach to hazard identification appropriate for your workplace
  • Hazardous conditions
  • Hazardous tasks
  • Hazardous tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Creating checklists and other tools for hazard identification
Risk assessment
  • The principles of performing risk assessments
  • Assessing the hazards in your workplace
  • Determining which hazards in your workplace should be eliminated or controlled first
Hazard control
  • Types of hazard controls that are commonly used in various situations
  • The Hierarchy of Controls system
  • Implementing a hazard-control program
  • Determining if an implemented control is working
Health & Safety Committees
  • The roles of committees in ensuring health and safety in the workplace
  • How a committee is established
  • How to be an effective committee member
  • Resolution of employee health and safety concerns
  • Resolution of work refusals
  • Workplace inspections
  • Investigation of accidents and incidents
WHMIS for Managers and Supervisors
  • The basics of WHMIS and the duties of the employer
  • Components of a WHMIS program (hazard communication, WHMIS classes and their symbols, labels, material safety data sheets)
  • Safe use and handling
  • Education and training
Office Ergonomics
  • Recognizing MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MDS)
  • Assessing the risk related to MSD hazards present
  • Controlling the hazard by eliminating or reducing the risk factors that lead to an MSD
Manual Materials Handling
  • Common injuries that can result from manual materials handling (MMH)
  • Risk factors that can contribute to injuries
  • Recognizing when work may exceed someone's physical capacity and steps that can be taken
  • Information about injury prevention for specific MMH tasks
MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs): Prevention
  • The causes of MSDs
  • The basic elements of workplace ergonomics
  • Ergonomic hazards and injury prevention
  • Developing an ergonomics program for your workplace
  • Involving managers and employees in the program

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