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Workplace Inspection

Mar 23rd, 2013Comments Off on Workplace Inspection

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




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.


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.


Ladder Safety Training

Mar 21st, 2013Comments Off on Ladder Safety Training

  Units Price
  • Reduce training investment
  • Minimize time/productivity lost
  • Lower your cost of compliance
1-10 $29.95
11-25 $24.95
26-50 $19.95
51-100 $15.95
101-500 $12.95

45 minutes of training can save weeks of lost time.

You’re just a click away from being trained

Ladder Safety Training Program

Provinces across Canada regulate the use of ladders in all workplaces because the improper use of a ladder could cause significant injuries.

Anyone who uses a ladder must comply and obtain the necessary training in order to:

  • Reduce or eliminate worker injuries
  • Avoid worker compensation premiums

The program complies with all the necessary regulations and is produced in order to accommodate various learning styles filled with graphics and video to make it easy to understand, memorable and accurate.


  • Hazard Identification & Control
  • Ladder Selection
  • Inspection Procedures
  • Safe Ladder Set-up & Use
  • Proper Care, Transportation & Storage

Fire Safety Training

Mar 21st, 2013Comments Off on Fire Safety Training

Units Price
  • Reduce training investment
  • Minimize time/productivity lost
  • Lower your cost of compliance
1-10 $29.95
11-25 $24.95
26-50 $19.95
51-100 $15.95
101-500 $12.95

45 minutes of training can save weeks of lost time.

You’re just a click away from being trained

Fire Safety Training Program

Having fire extinguishers strategically placed in your establishment is not a complete answer to fire safety. Your organization should have an internal system established to prevent and respond to man made and natural emergencies.

Our Fire Safety program provides participants with the knowledge necessary to prevent fires in the workplace and also focuses on the basic elements of fire prevention and protection. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


  • The Fire Triangle & Classification of Fires
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Fire Extinguishers & Ratings
  • Emergency Evacuation & Procedures
  • Extinguisher Use & Inspection


Fall Protection Training

Mar 21st, 2013Comments Off on Fall Protection Training

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

Fall Protection Training Program

Nearly 20 % of all lost time injuries can be attributed to falls in the workplace.

The majority of falls occur on the same level, while others involve falls to a lower level. The latter usually resulting in more serious injuries or death. Falls are preventable.

Our Fall Protection Program will provide participants with an understanding of their responsibilities when working in areas where fall hazards exist, the use of and inspection of the required equipment and the critical controls necessary to reduce the risk of a fall. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


  • Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Systems
  • Fall Hazards and Controls
  • General Responsibilities
  • Inspection of Equipment
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Donning a Harness

Fall Protection in Ontario

Employers in Ontario are required to train workers to use fall protection systems and other personal protective equipment correctly while performing these jobs. Workers who wear fall arrest devices while working, and those who may perform rescue activities, should also be training in how to make certain that their personal protective equipment is properly fitted and worn so that it performs as intended.

This Fall-Protection online training course will teach all workers how to protect themselves by way of guarding, travel restraint and finally fall arrest. A practical component on inspection, donning and doffing the harnesses are included with this course.


Winter Safety Blitzes Target Workplace Hazards

Jan 14th, 2013Comments Off on Winter Safety Blitzes Target Workplace Hazards

Ontario will conduct three heightened enforcement blitzes at workplaces across the province this winter.

Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit:

  • Underground mines to check on diesel emissions and other hazards that could affect air quality in January and February
  • Industrial and construction workplaces to check for slips, trips and falls hazards in February and March
  • Health care workplaces to check on workplace violence and harassment in February and March

The blitzes will:

  • Raise awareness of health and safety in the workplace
  • Pevent injuries and illnesses that could arise from unsafe work practices
  • Check that workplaces are complying with the law

During blitzes, inspectors will check on condition and maintenance of safety equipment, worker training, the use of safety equipment and other potential health and safety hazards to help prevent workplace injuries.

Protecting workers on the job is part of the McGuinty government’s continued commitment to preventing workplace injuries through its Safe at Work Ontario strategy, while creating jobs.

Quick Facts

  • The blitzes are part of Ontario’s enforcement strategy to increase compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
  • This past fall blitzes also targeted supervision at construction sites, machine guarding hazards at industrial workplaces, infection prevention and control at health care workplaces and ore transfer in underground mines.
  • Since 2008, ministry inspectors have conducted more than 345,000 field visits, 47 inspection blitzes and issued more than 560,000 compliance orders in Ontario workplaces

Part 1: Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification

Oct 30th, 2013Comments Off on Part 1: Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification

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.

You’re just a click away from being trained

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

Aerial Platform and Scissor-lift

Apr 21st, 2012Comments Off on Aerial Platform and Scissor-lift


OHSA- Section 25(2)(A), (D) and (H)
– Regulation 851 – Section 51(2)
– Regulation 213 – Section 26

Competent operators must know, not only how to operate the particular class of Elevated Work Platforms to which they will be operating, but also be aware of the hazards associated; they must be able to operate the equipment in a manner that protects both their own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.

Participants will recieve training in the following elements:

  • Operator Qualifications and Legislated Requirements
  • Hazards Associated with the operation of Elevated Work Platforms—People, Equipment and Environment
  • Pre use inspection of the equipment
  • Safe Operation of Elevated Work Platforms
  • The Safety Rules that need to be followed
  • The Requirements for Fall Protection Equipment
  • Inspection of Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Operator Evaluation on the equipment to be used (if available)


Jul 14th, 2011Comments Off on Audits

Audits and Inspections

MTS customizes its health and safety audit protocols for your workplace structure and activities. Our audit protocols reference applicable legislation and regulation thereby providing a clear understanding of non-compliance activities. All audits are documented and prepared in confidence.
Our audits include an examination of:

  • Facility, including walking working surfaces, means of egress, ventilation, fire protection, flammable storage, noise, stairs, fixed ladders and compressed gas storage
  • Equipment, including racking lockout/tagout, machine guarding, power lift, hoists, portable ladders, equipment approval
  • Records management, including all training records
  • Materials posted
  • Program management
  • Management responsibilities including, due diligence, inspections, JHSC, first aid services, noise/hearing conservation, PPE and lockout/tagout.
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