Just Released: Eleven English Canadian Safety Courses!

RedVector is happy to announce 8, .5-hour and 2, 1-hour English Canadian safety courses. The first 10 courses offer the same excellent safety content as their English counterparts but have been localized to encompass Canadian standards.

The last course in the list is a revised hazard communication course. This course reviews the Global Harmonization System that is being adopted through the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), throughout Canada.

Ladder Safety (Canadian)

Working on ladders is a necessary part of most jobs in construction, maritime, and general industry. However, the use and care of ladders are not always as easy as it appears for the worker. Training is necessary to know the tolerances of the ladder, its safety features, and how to use the ladder.

Asbestos Awareness in General Industry (Canadian) 

This interactive, online course covers asbestos awareness as part of your Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) training platform. Legislation in most Canadian jurisdictions prohibits employees from disturbing and/or removing materials that contain or are suspected to contain asbestos unless precautions are followed to prevent asbestos exposure. The purpose of the policy is to protect employees from coming into direct contact with asbestos and from the associated health hazards of repeated exposure. In situations where the policy is not followed, employees place both themselves and others at risk. Additionally, regulatory orders, fines, and negative publicity are typically the result and consequences of any type of asbestos-related activities.

Key points to take away from this, including following the asbestos policy, are that employees, under no circumstances, are ever allowed to remove asbestos-containing materials from any surface without following required precautions; this includes piping, ceiling tiles or floor tiles, and mastic. This means anything that may contain asbestos—called asbestos-containing materials (ACM)—or could be presumed to contain asbestos—called presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM).

Safe Lifting (Canadian)

In this course, we’re going to talk about manual material lifting and handling. And I think you’ll find there are some really good tips on how to properly lift, set an object down, and not hurt yourself by twisting in the process. We are committed to promoting a safe working environment for all employees and contractors.

The intent of this course is to instruct in how to prevent injuries associated with manual material handling by employing recognized safety practices. Job tasks involving materials handling must be assessed to eliminate or minimize potential hazard exposure. Safe manual material handling is a continuous process that involves three reoccurring stages to be successful: Identification of the risks of all manual handling tasks, assessment of the likelihood of injury, and control of the risk through work design, use of appropriate mechanical aids, and the provision of training and information to supervisors and employees.

Heat Safety Awareness (Canadian)

During the summer months, people working outdoors or hot warehouses are at an increased risk for heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can be very dangerous and may present themselves in many different forms. This presentation will identify the symptoms and complications of these types of illnesses, and discuss methods of treatment and prevention.

What is heat stress? Heat-related illnesses are commonly associated with hot weather. It’s true that hot weather increases the number of heat stress injuries and illnesses.

However, hot summertime weather is not the only cause of heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can also occur indoors in areas where temperatures are elevated.

Bloodborne Pathogens (Canadian)

Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms present in blood that are capable of causing disease in humans. Workers in certain occupations, especially those that work in healthcare, have a potential to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs), so it is important to understand the dangers of these pathogens and precautions to take to avoid exposure.

Lead Safety Awareness (Canadian)

The Canadian worker is exposed to lead through a variety of occupational tasks and locations. When lead enters the body it creates an elevated blood lead level (BLL) which can affect the kidneys, liver, nervous system and other damages. According to Canadian researchers, approximately 277,000 Canadians are exposed to lead; 90% of these workers are male.

In Canada, provincial legislation has general and specific requirements related to lead. Occupational exposure limits (OELs) are provided for lead compounds. These limits apply to workers directly or indirectly involved with tasks using lead.

Legionella Prevention and Control (Canadian)

In this interactive online course, we’re going to talk about Legionella contamination and some of the problems associated with Legionella in water systems in commercial buildings.

JSA Safety Task Review (Canadian)

In this course, we’re going to talk a little bit about safe task analysis and job hazard analysis, which is also known as job safety analysis. We’ll begin with why these analyses are so important for employees, especially in facility maintenance. If you take a look at the kind of accidents that occur, sometimes we go into these areas without fully understanding the hazards we may be exposed to.

Please note that the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is the same thing as a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), especially when you go through the sequential operation.

It’s important to have a safety plan in place that would include the type of equipment you wear, the kind of facility that you may be in, the hazards that are present, whether they be physical or chemical, or any additional hazard that may present itself. So the purpose of this course is to motivate you to work diligently at performing a safety task analysis, as well as a job safety analysis.

Safety for Office Personnel (Canadian)

In this interactive online course, we’re going to discuss employee safety training, especially in office environments. It’s a composite of all things that office environment personnel should know about. Obviously, a lot of this requires training that you need to have completed on an annual basis under safety statutory requirements.

We will cover safety culture, office safety, ergonomics, emergency procedures, blood borne pathogens, requirements for safety programs, incident reporting policy, employer responsibilities, required education and training, electrical safety, and hazard communication.

Hand & Power Tools Safety (Canadian)

Screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, power actuated tools, nail guns, and saws. These are common industrial tools used to help workers easily perform maintenance and construction tasks.

As common and simple as some of these tools may be, they each have the potential to cause serious injury if misused or improperly maintained. It’s important to understand the risks associated with the use of these tools, and safe procedures for working with these tools so that future injuries can be prevented.

This interactive online course is designed for front-line individuals who select and use various hand and power tools, including power actuated tools, nail guns, skill saws, saws, chain saws, table saws, screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers.

This course will identify the hazards associated with the use of these tools, and discuss safe operating practices to help prevent accidents. The course will also assess hand and power tool accidents, explain how these accidents occurred, and identify how they may be prevented.

Hazard Communication Standards – GHS (WHMIS 2015) in Canada

In Canada, the Global Harmonization System is being adopted through the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, WHMIS for short. In 2015, an update to WHMIS was released in Canada, replacing the original WHMIS 1998; it is called simply WHMIS 2015 and applies across all Canadian Provincial, Federal, and Territorial jurisdictions. WHMIS 2015 places specific requirements on importers, exporters, suppliers, employers, and employees, and this course will provide an awareness of the communication standards of GHS (WHIMIS 2015) as it relates to Canada. The main components of WHMIS are hazard identification and product classification, labeling, safety data sheets, and worker education and training. This interactive online course describes what changes have been made and how the changes will affect organizations from coast to coast.

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