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Part 1: Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification

Oct 30th, 2013Comments Off

Units Price

Employers in Ontario with 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC).

1 $249

Includes one Green Book (Act) and a reference guide.

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What is JHSC Training?

Provincial employers in Ontario employing 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) consisting of at least two certified members (including one management representative and one worker representative).

As with our existing courses, every 8 hours of our online training is elegible for .5 of a BCRSP maintenance point.

The philosophy behind the Act is known as the ‘internal responsibility system’ (I.R.S.) and although this phrasing is not mentioned in any legislation, the Ministry of Labour’s guide to the act makes it clear that the government expects cooperation at all levels. The I.R.S. is based on the principle that every individual in the workplace is responsible for health and safety. The driving force behind an effective health and safety management system includes a cooperative effort from all parties within the organization.

Part 1 JHSC Certification

JHSC training consists of two (2) parts. Completion of the JHSC Certification Part 1 (Basic Certification) training program is the first step in becoming a Certified Member of your Joint Health and Safety Committee.

It consists of 4 main elements:

  1. Health and safety law
  2. Hazard identification and control
  3. Investigation techniques
  4. Prevention resources

Every Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) must have at least two Certified members: one representing workers, and one from management. One worker and one management designated JHSC member must complete Part One and Part Two of the Training to maintain active Certification status.

Who Should Take the Course?

Health and Safety Committee Members (including both worker and management representatives), Supervisors, Health and Safety Managers.

Course Objectives

Every effort will be made to ensure the objectives of the course will appeal to the most diverse audience possible. Where feasible the course will apply to numerous applications. Following the completion of this course, the trainee will be able to better understand the roles and responsibilities of workplace parties and the health and safety committee.

Upon completion of this course the trainee should be able to:

  • Find and understand information within the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Plan, prepare for and execute effective workplace inspections and JHSC meetings
  • Identify hazardous conditions within the workplace
  • Report and make recommendations regarding identified hazards
  • Follow up on the effectiveness of completed recommendations and implemented controls
  • Prepare for and participate in effective incident investigations

Course Outline

Internal Responsibility System (I.R.S)

  • What is meant by the I.R.S.
  • How to achieve an effective I.R.S.
  • The benefits of a successful I.R.S.
  • The role of the Joint Health and Safety Committee within the I.R.S.

Health and Safety Law

  • History of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • The Green Book
  • Policies, Procedures, Programs
  • Resource Information

The Joint Health and Safety Committee

  • Role of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)
  • Conditions for Application
  • Terms of reference
  • Responsibilities of the committee
  • Committee effectiveness

Hazard Identification and Controls

  • Definitions
  • Identifying hazards
  • Assessing hazards
  • Hazard Control
  • Job Hazard Analysis

Workplace Inspections

  • Requirements for JHSC to conduct inspections
  • Purpose of workplace inspections
  • Preparation
  • Conducting a thorough inspection
  • Reporting
  • Follow-up

Incident (Accident) Investigations

  • Definitions
  • Accident trends
  • Costs of an accident
  • Requirements for performing investigations
  • Purpose of accident investigations
  • Investigation Process
  • Reporting
  • Follow-up actions
  • Case Studies
  • Practical application role-playing exercise

Workplace Inspection

Mar 23rd, 2013Comments Off

Units Price
  • Reduce training investment
  • Minimize time/productivity lost
  • Lower your cost of compliance
1-10 $32.95
11-25 $30.95
26-50 $27.95
51-100 $25.95
101-500 $22.95

60 minutes of training can save weeks of lost time.

You’re just a click away from being trained

  • 1. Shock & Awe Statement

Unidentified hazards and poorly conducted inspections can lead to catastrophic losses in your workplace.

An inspection is a planned walkthrough of a workplace or worksite designed to help the workplace meet compliance with the law; and more importantly allow for the identification and control of any factors that can cause injury or illness.
Routine inspections are therefore a critical component of a good accident, occupational disease and fire prevention program.

2. Description of product.

This program will assist managers, supervisors, committee members and health and safety representatives in performing effective inspections.  The purpose of the inspection is to determine if hazards are present, if workers have been or are likely to be exposed to hazards, if anyone has been injured as a result of the exposure; and whether or not safe working procedures are being followed by workers.
An inspection procedure has four components; preparation, inspection, reporting and follow-up.  This online course will take participants through these fundamental components and will provide a solid foundation for recognizing, assessing and controlling identified workplace hazards.

3. How long is the course (average runtime)?  # of minutes = ____60____

4. What is the certificate expiry date?  # of years = ___3 _____

5. Who should be taking this training?
Management, Supervisors, Joint Health and Safety Committee members and Health and Safety Representatives
6. Brief paragraph summarizing course objectives.

Every effort will be made to ensure the objectives of the course will appeal to the most diverse audience possible. Where feasible the course will apply to numerous applications. Following the completion of this course, the student will be able to better understand the process of inspections and some of the specific steps to follow to ensure that inspections are carried out in the workplace

Upon completion of this course the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the legislation regarding workplace inspections
  • Plan and prepare for an effective inspection
  • Identify hazardous conditions within the workplace
  • Report and make recommendations regarding identified hazards
  • Follow up on the effectiveness of completed recommendations

7.  Course Modules & Subsections

  • 1. Inspection Basics
    • Types of inspections
    • The why and who of inspections
    • How frequent inspections should be done
    • What is the activity of an inspection?
    • What is the outcome?
    • Module review and quiz

 

  • 2. Pre-inspection activity
    • Exercise
    • Plan the inspection route
    • Delegate team members
    • Obtain supplies
    • Familiarize yourself with the inspection checklist
    • Diagram or floor plan
    • Review information from previous inspection reports
    • Meet with supervisors prior to inspection
    • Gather information from management
    • Allow ample time for the inspection
    • Module review and quiz
  • 3. Performing the inspection
    • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in areas where applicable
    • Remain objective and make uninfluenced observations
    • Previous documentation by inspection teams will assist in current work inspections
    • Identify substandard actions and practices, your role is not to enforce and discipline
    • Clearly describe each hazard and its exact location
    • Draw attention to the presence of any immediate danger and take appropriate action
    • While inspecting equipment, ask operator to demonstrate if you are unfamiliar
    • Ask questions but do not unnecessarily disrupt work activities
    • Observe static (stop position) and dynamic (in motion) conditions of the item you are inspecting
    • If you are unable to clearly describe a particular situation take a photograph or draw a sketch
    • Look for new equipment, new workers, new processes, new products that may have been introduced to the workplace
    • Sample issues
    • Sample areas for inspection
    • Module review and quiz
  • 4. Post inspection activity
    • Upon completion of the inspection
    • The Inspection Report
    • Module review and quiz

 

FAQ’s

 

Q: How long will it take me to complete the Workplace Inspections course?
A: One (1) hour.
Q: What do I do if I forget my password?
A: Look at the bottom right corner of the Online Learning Home page and follow the instructions given in Forgot Username/Password
Q: Can I leave the course open in the background while I do other work?
A: Yes, no problem.
Q: What do I do if I run out of time? Do I have to complete in 1 session?
A: You can take the Workplace Inspection course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.
Q: What happens if I don’t pass the final test?
A: You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 75%.
Q: Once I have completed the course, do I get a certificate proving I have completed a Workplace Inspections training course?
A: Yes. You and your administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.
Q: What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?
A: Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.
Q: What if I lose my proof of training certificate or wallet card?
A: The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or Workplace Inspection training certificate for you.
Q: How can I pay for the course?
A: Payment can be made easily by credit card, using the OLE shopping cart.
Q: Who is responsible for performing workplace inspections?
A: Ultimately, the employer is responsible to ensure regular and periodic inspections are performed to ensure the safety of all employees.  Depending on your jurisdiction; health and safety committees and representatives may also be required to perform an inspection.
Q: What types of inspections are workplaces required to perform?
A: There are many types of inspections including equipment specific pre-use inspections and periodic inspections for the purposes of taking preventative measures.  Each workplace must determine an appropriate inspection schedule based on legislation and the nature of the business.
Q: Can inspections be performed by a team rather than just an individual?
A:  Yes.  Because there are various types of inspections, a team approach may be more beneficial to ensure inspections are thoroughly completed and all hazards are identified.
Q: Can management delegate the responsibility to perform inspections to a worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee if our company has one?
A: A worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee is required to perform monthly workplace inspections according to the applicable legislation in most jurisdictions.  The employer may delegate the task of performing additional inspections to qualified persons within the organization however; this does not relieve the employer of his or her duty to maintain a safe work environment.
Q: Is there an inspection checklist included in the course materials?
A: No.  Inspection checklists must be customized for each individual work environment.
Q: What authority does a workplace inspector have?
A:  The workplace inspector does not hold any additional authority outside of his or her regular job within the organization.
Q: Is there a sample inspection report form provided to participants?
A: No.  Participants should check with their employer to obtain all necessary forms from their company’s Health and Safety Management System.

Regulations

Provincial & Federal Regulations are found in the Legislation folder located on OSG03 / Projects / Current Projects/ P14a folder / Legislation folder (Alberta, BC, Manitoba, NB, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Federal Legislation)

Why Workplace Inspection Training?
Unfortunately, accidents happen every day across Canada.  When workers use equipment inappropriately or use equipment that is poorly maintained; the risk of an incident occurring greatly increases.  In order to prevent an incident from occurring, the hazards must first be recognized.  Our online Workplace Inspectioncourse provides the participant with the knowledge to be able to recognize hazards related to equipment; but also those associated with people, materials, the work environment and the work processes.
What types of environments or people should have Workplace Inspection training?

Hazards can be found in all types of working environments exposing a diverse group of individuals to the risk of injury or illness at work. Our Workplace Inspectioncourse is intended to increase the level of hazard awareness among participants who work in a variety of environments including retail, manufacturing, industrial, utility applications, maintenance operations and on construction sites.
How often must employees receive Workplace Inspection Training?

Regulations differ depending on your province regarding Workplace Inspections. A commonality between provinces is that the employer is responsible to keep their employees safe.
Where can I find the Investigation regulations that apply in my province?

These are provided for you to review in the OLE Workplace Inspection Course.
What training records must be retained for Workplace Inspection Training?

Employers are required to retain written records of employee education to ensure proof of compliance to the Regulations. The OLE Learning Management System provides a Certificate upon successful completion of any of our online safety training programs and maintains records on our computer to prove due diligence.
For more information on our Workplace Inspection course or any of our other courses, please visit our main Online Safety Training page or call us on (519) 652 5262 or (877) 652 5262.

 

Incident Investigation

Mar 21st, 2013Comments Off

Units Price
  • Reduce training investment
  • Minimize time/productivity lost
  • Lower your cost of compliance
1-10 $32.95
11-25 $30.95
26-50 $27.95
51-100 $25.95
101-500 $22.95

60 minutes of training can save weeks of lost time.

You’re just a click away from being trained

Incident Investigation

1.  Shock & Awe Statement

An incident can be defined as a sudden, unplanned event that causes or could have caused harm to a person or damage to property.  Incidents can happen in any workplace, at anytime.  In fact, across Canada there are approximately 250,000 lost-time injuries which occur each year—and that doesn’t even include near-misses or incidents that did not result in lost work time.

Investigations get to the root causes of the incident, so similar occurrences can be prevented and future losses in the workplace can be avoided.  Therefore it is essential to ensure those who are responsible for investigating incidents are properly trained.

2.  Description of product.

This course will provide managers, supervisors, committee members and health and safety representatives with a proper foundation and understanding of accident causation and prevention.

An investigation is conducted to meet legal compliance but more importantly to determine root cause and prevent reoccurrences.  The investigation procedure consists of several components including; secure and manage the scene, provide notice to the authorities as required by law, identify and interview witnesses, analyze evidence, determine cause, recommendations, reporting and follow-up.

This online course will take participants through these fundamental components and will prepare them for conducting effective investigations in the event they are required to do so.

3. How long is the course (average runtime)?  # of minutes = ___60_____

4. What is the certificate expiry date?  # of years = ____3_____

5. Who should be taking this training?

Management, Supervisors, Joint Health and Safety Committee members and Health and Safety Representatives

6. Brief paragraph summarizing course objectives.

Every effort will be made to ensure the objectives of the course will appeal to the most diverse audience possible. Where feasible the course will apply to numerous applications. Following the completion of this module, the student will be able to better understand the process of investigations and some of the specific steps to follow to ensure that accidents and incidents are not repeated.

At the conclusion of the training module, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose for conducting accident/incident investigations
  • Understand the responsibilities related to accident/incident investigations
  • Understand the steps involved in a thorough investigation
  • Understand the legal requirements for performing investigations

7.  Course Modules & Subsections

  • Introduction to accident/incident investigations
    • Objectives
    • Definitions
  • Gathering information about the event
    • Secure the scene
    • Collect physical evidence
    • Summary and review
  • Analyzing the facts related to the event
    • The contributors
    • Develop the sequence of events prior to, during and after the incident
    • Determine cause(s) of the incident
    • Summary and review
  • Implementing corrective measures to prevent reoccurrence
    • Recommendations based on the hierarchy of controls
    • Write the report
    • Summary and review
  • Regulatory requirements
    • The legal requirements for reporting and investigating fatalities and critical injuries
    • Describe the need for thorough investigations and an effective reporting system.
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry of Labour, police and workplace parties in an investigation.
    • Describe responsibilities of the workplace parties at the scene of an injury.
  • Description of an investigation kit

FAQ’s

Q: How long will it take me to complete the Incident Investigation course?
A: One (1) hour.

Q: What do I do if I forget my password?
A: Look at the bottom right corner of the Online Learning Home page and follow the instructions given in Forgot Username/Password

Q: Can I leave the course open in the background while I do other work?
A: Yes, no problem.

Q: What do I do if I run out of time? Do I have to complete in 1 session?
A: You can take the Incident Investigation course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.

Q: What happens if I don’t pass the final test?
A: You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 75%.

Q: Once I have completed the course, do I get a certificate proving I have completed a Incident Investigation training course?
A: Yes. You and your administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.

Q: What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?
A: Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.

Q: What if I lose my proof of training certificate or wallet card?
A: The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or Incident Investigation training certificate for you.

Company Director Fined $90,000 Under OHSA After Workers Killed

Jul 21st, 2012Comments Off

Toronto, ON – Joel Swartz, the director of Metron Construction Corporation, a Toronto constructor, was fined $90,000 after pleading guilty to violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after four workers were killed and another worker was seriously injured.
On December 24, 2009, six workers were on a suspended work platform, also known as a swing stage, at a construction project on Kipling Ave. in Toronto. The swing stage collapsed and fell 13 floors, killing four of the workers and seriously injuring another worker. The only worker properly attached to fall protection was held by the lifeline and pulled to safety.

A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the deceased workers had not been properly tied off to a lifeline, and had not been properly trained in the use of fall protection. The swing stage had been overloaded and it was later determined to be defective and hazardous.

Joel Swartz pleaded guilty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to failing, as a director, to take all reasonable care to ensure that:
■workers did not use a defective or hazardous swing stage
■the swing stage was not loaded in excess of the weight it was meant to bear
■workers were adequately trained in the use of fall protection by a competent person
■Metron Construction Corporation prepared and maintained written training and instruction records for each worker

Metron Construction Corporation was convicted of criminal negligence causing death and was fined $200,000 in relation to the same incident. Metron’s conviction was pursuant to amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada relating to workplace safety which have been in force since 2004. The criminal charges were laid by the police.

The fines were imposed by Judge Bigelow of the Ontario Court of Justice. In addition to the OHSA fines, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

Other defendants facing charges stemming from this incident are still before the court.