WORKING AT HEIGHTS
Employers must ensure workers on construction projects complete a working at heights training program approved by the Ontario Ministry of Labour before a worker uses a fall restricting system, fall arrest system, safety net, work belt or safety belt. This comprehensive working at heights training program has this approval. The program is divided into two modules. In module one, participants learn about the hazards of working at heights, basic rights and duties along with relevant regulations governing fall arrest hazards, fall protection equipment and working at heights projects. They will also be introduced to the use, inspection, limitations, storage and procedures for travel restraint, fall restricting and fall arrest systems. In module two, participants get hands-on training on fall protection equipment and systems. They will also explore key components of a fall rescue plan and emergency procedures. Note: Training participants must also complete a written program evaluation as required by the MOL’s Working at Heights Training Program Standard. * French program available.
WORKING AT HEIGHTS – REFRESHER
Employers must ensure construction workers complete MOL-approved working at heights (WAH) training before they start work at heights and use fall protection equipment. Additionally, these workers must complete an approved refresher training every three years thereafter. The WHSC MOL-approved Working at Heights Refresher program involves a review of basic awareness ranging from significant employer and supervisor obligations to working at heights-related hazards, along with safeguards and procedures designed to protect workers. This training also involves a more practical review of the functionality and safety aspects of fall protection equipment and systems including a hands-on practicum. Successful completion of this refresher training will re-validate WAH training compliance for three years.
NOTE: Ministry of Labour requires provincially-issued photo identification (ID) and proof of prior Working at Heights training for all participants of Working at Heights Refresher training. Please bring this ID and proof to the training course. As proof the Ministry prefers your Ministry of Labour-issued Working at Heights training wallet card. However, if you completed your initial training with WHSC and your name and address remains the same as when you first trained with us, WHSC can supply this proof to the Ministry for you. If your initial training was provided by another organization though, then along with your ID, you must bring to training your Ministry of Labour-issued card. If you have misplaced your card, call the Ministry Toll-free at 1-877-202-0008 and ask them to provide you with your Working at Heights learner number. Then bring this number with you to training.
GLOBALLY HARMINZED WHMIS
Intended for workers, supervisors and other workplace parties, this program offers an overview of the new GHS WHMIS. Participants will explore new standardized information, classification and communication requirements for hazardous products used, stored, handled or disposed of in the workplace. This includes new GHS-modified WHMIS labels, safety data sheets and pictograms. Like all WHSC programs, this training applies adult learning principles to ensure learning is achieved.
ELEVATING WORK PLATFORM OPERATOR
Often developed to lessen the physical load for workers, elevating devices create a host of new hazards including pinch points and other moving parts. Participants will review a wide variety of elevating devices including scissor lifts and cranes and discuss the potential safety and health risks of working with each. Legislation, including the Elevating Devices Act, will be reviewed along with the tools required to recognize and assess potential hazards, including effective workplace inspections and the review of maintenance and inspection records.
PROPANE HANDLING, STORAGE
Workers handling, storing and using propane cylinders and equipment powered by propane risk serious injury as a result of fire and explosion and other hazards. Participants will discuss these hazards along with the tools needed to identify and assess each. They will also review the measures for eliminating or controlling worker exposure. Important to this discussion is the need for specific training for those handling, storing and using propane cylinders.
NOTE: A more comprehensive six-hour program is available for workplace parties who are responsible for handling, storing and using propane cylinders.
Duration: 3.00 hour(s)
INDUSTRIAL CRANES, HOISTS AND RIGGING
Participants discuss the hazards associated with overhead cranes, hoists and the rigging of loads. Relevant legislation will be explored along with the practical methods for recognizing and assessing these hazards. Participants will review control measures needed to improve the work environment including the safe operation of cranes and hoists. A practical component in the program allows the participants to demonstrate their acquired knowledge.
Duration: 6.00 hour(s)
AWARENESS TRAINING FOR WORKERS
This training program reviews key elements of an effective health and safety program and the important role of workers, supervisors, employers and health and safety representatives. Participants will discuss hazard-specific training programs required by law including, WHMIS, confined space entry, lockout and workplace violence prevention, that may be necessary for their workplace. Through this training, workers learn the elements of health and safety theory and how to apply them in order to help identify hazards and implement effective controls. This introductory training program is an excellent foundational program for new workplace entrants or regular review for existing employees.
SUPERVISOR HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING
This informative one-day program is designed to help supervisors understand and fulfill all of their legal duties and responsibilities including the consequences of noncompliance. Under Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, employers must ensure supervisors complete basic occupational health and safety awareness training in addition to knowledge and competency-based training specific to the workplace. Participants will learn about the Internal Responsibility System (IRS), the concept of due diligence and the rights and functions of the joint health and safety committee (JHSC). Detailed attention is paid to the supervisor's role in work refusals, Ministry of Labour workplace inspections and JHSC or health and safety representative inspections and investigations, all governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The program also reviews relevant case law and provisions of the Criminal Code to give participants a clear understanding of their duties under this Federal statute.
8 HOURS + PRACTICUM
This program is for workers who will operate powered lift trucks (Classes 1 to 5) and consists of three distinct components: formal classroom learning; a supervised practical hands-on component with the specific lift truck the worker will use; and a follow-up evaluation by an authorized instructor who observes work performance. In the classroom, participants will first explore the basics of powered lift truck operation including selection criteria, stability, lift capacity and principles of counterbalance theory. Legislation, guidelines and standards governing the use of powered lift trucks are reviewed including relevant sections in the Industrial Regulations. Participants will discuss the many hazards specific to powered lift truck use in the work environment including the components of an effective powered lift truck pre-start inspection checklist. Safe operating rules and practices for powered lift trucks will also be identified and discussed. Upon completion of this one day training program, the Instructor will establish a schedule for participants to complete the mandatory practicum component. This will allow participants to apply the theories discussed to practical workplace situations under supervised and experienced guidance.
ERGONOMICS: BASIC PRINCIPLES
This program explores the basics of how work can damage the musculoskeletal system. Equally important, participants learn about ergonomic solutions designed to eliminate or reduce work factors responsible for development of musculoskeletal pain and disorders (MSDs). Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing work stations, equipment, tools and processes so workers can interact with the work environment without harm. The program is designed to empower participants to play an informed and active role identifying the work factors that cause MSDs and recommending ergonomic solutions to eliminate the risk to worker health. A similar training program is available in French. See Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program - French.
Duration: 6.00 hour(s)