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    Employers have a responsibility to assess and control risks of workplace violence arising from the nature of the workplace, type of work, and conditions of work.

    The Workplace Violence Risk Assessment (WPVRA) can be a valuable tool to identify such risks and prioritize action.

    Join PSHSA for a 2 hour webinar as we discuss the prevalence of violence in healthcare workplaces, the principles and process for conducting a risk assessment, and the development and use of the WPVRA tool.


    $25.00
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    Confined Space Rescue NFPA Awareness Level

    Length: 2 days

    Continuing Education Credits: Certificate of Attendance and Director Approved Training: 1.2 CEUs

    This course is geared towards trained firefighters who are responsible for confined space entry rescue. The course provides the student-learner with an awareness of confined space entry hazards, legislation and guidelines, procedures and detection equipment selection, and practical rescue scenarios.

    The training covers required elements for NFPA certification including; procedures for sizing up an incident and overall situation involving confined space rescue. The procedures and methods of stabilizing a scene requiring confined space rescue operations including; types and uses of air monitoring equipment. The purpose, procedures and methods for conducting a victim(s) search of the confined space, different types of entrapping mechanisms and procedures for stabilization as well as the procedures, methods and equipment required for assessing and stabilizing victim(s) external to the confined space. Describe common principles and procedures used to communicate with rescue team members, outside agencies and victim(s) using communication systems and terminology. Describe the application of all pertinent legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines to a non-entry confined space rescue. Lastly, a practical component in which learners will perform a confined space rescue ensuring the safety of the rescuers and according to performance demonstration criteria. (20130709)

    Applicable for the Emergency Services sector, this course is geared towards trained firefighters who are responsible for confined space entry rescue. The course covers the required NFPA certification training elements as well as a practical component for demonstration of knowledge learned in the classroom.

    Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.


    $450.00
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    Violence can occur at any time. The Occupational Health and Safety act requires workers be provided with a mechanism to quickly signal distress and summon immediate assistance, when workplace violence occurs or is likely to occur. One way employers can do this is through the use of Personal Safety Response System (PSRS). A PSRS leverages technology and procedural best practices to effectively manage a violent event and limit the extent of harm.

    The Public Services Health and Safety Association has developed a PSRS toolkit that is designed to help community and healthcare organizations establish an effective PSRS that can effectively summon immediate assistance for impending workplace violence situations or an incident in progress.

    This webinar will describe the PSRS; explain how the PSRS is a component of existing programs, processes and frameworks within an organization. In addition the webinar will provide an overview of practical information regarding PSRS devices, procedures, training and implementation; and easy to use tools that can help establish a PSRS.


    $25.00
  • Fatigue Awareness Classroom Training Program

    Length: 2 Hours

    Continuing Education Credits: N/A

    Being tired is a fact of life for many people in the workplace. Fatigue affects a person mentally and physically. Not getting enough sleep is usually the cause and sleepiness is a major, and potentially dangerous, effect. Since fatigue increases the chances of making errors at work, it is a workplace health and safety risk.

    Factors such as extra-long commutes adding hours to the workday, shift work and seemingly 24/7 workplace contact due to mobile devices are adding ongoing workplace stress which can have a detrimental effect on sleep patterns and add to sleep deprivation.

    This awareness course aims to provide a better understanding of fatigue and the importance of sleep. Those who take the course will gain a comprehensive perspective on the risks associated with fatigue and the intervention and prevention strategies that can be implemented. These range from self-assessment surveys or tools to enhance scheduling.

    Prevention and reduction of fatigue in Ontario workplaces will lead to:

    • Improved health and safety outcomes
    • Reduction in workplace incidents and injuries
    • Reductions in absenteeism and staff turnovers, and
    • Improved performance and productivity

    $150.00
  • Fatigue Awareness Classroom Training Program

    Length: 2 Hours

    Continuing Education Credits: N/A

    Being tired is a fact of life for many people in the workplace. Fatigue affects a person mentally and physically. Not getting enough sleep is usually the cause and sleepiness is a major, and potentially dangerous, effect. Since fatigue increases the chances of making errors at work, it is a workplace health and safety risk.

    Factors such as extra-long commutes adding hours to the workday, shift work and seemingly 24/7 workplace contact due to mobile devices are adding ongoing workplace stress which can have a detrimental effect on sleep patterns and add to sleep deprivation.

    This awareness course aims to provide a better understanding of fatigue and the importance of sleep. Those who take the course will gain a comprehensive perspective on the risks associated with fatigue and the intervention and prevention strategies that can be implemented. These range from self-assessment surveys or tools to enhance scheduling.

    Prevention and reduction of fatigue in Ontario workplaces will lead to:

    • Improved health and safety outcomes
    • Reduction in workplace incidents and injuries
    • Reductions in absenteeism and staff turnovers, and
    • Improved performance and productivity

    $150.00
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    Beginning September 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, the Ministry of Labour will implement their Healthcare Sector Enforcement Initiative with a focus on Primary Care.

    Join us for this webinar to review the Internal Responsibility System, training requirements, JHSC requirements, previous applicable orders in your sector, and to review resources that PSHSA has available to support you in order to ensure readiness for a Ministry of Labour Initiative or Inspection.


    $0.00
  • Chief Fire Officials Training

    Improving Fire Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians: Training for Chief Fire Officials

    Length: 1.5 days

    Continuing Education Credits: Certificate of Attendance

    This classroom course is intended for municipal Chief Fire Officials who are responsible for approving fire safety plans for buildings containing Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies and Retirement Homes. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for Chief Fire Officials who are required to meet qualification provisions outlined in Subsection 1.2.4 of Division C of the Fire Code, O. Reg. 213/07, as amended.

    Once you have registered for this course you will receive access to the Mastery Test. Please note that you may challenge the Mastery Test without attending the classroom course if you feel that you are prepared. Successful completion of the course will depend on an achievement of 70% on the test. The Mastery Test may be repeated if necessary.

    Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.


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    PSHSA is hosting a joint webinar with the Ministry of Labour(MOL) and Ontario Hospital Association.

    Beginning September 2017, the MOL will implement their Healthcare Sector Plan, which has a focus on Workplace Violence Prevention in Acute Care workplaces.

    Attend this webinar on September 12th at 12:30- 1:45 pm to find out how this may affect your workplace, what the primary focus of the initiative will be, and hear from the OHA and PSHSA about the provincial resources available to support your workplace violence prevention program.


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    Assault, bullying, vandalism, theft and property damage are unfortunate realities in today’s community and healthcare workplaces. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect employees and it also outlines the requirements for workplace violence and harassment prevention.

    Security is an important part of any workplace violence prevention strategy and it involves preventing and/or protecting individuals from harm or injury and preventing and/or protecting property from damage or theft.

    This webinar will provide insight into security requirements and provide an overview of the newly developed Violence, Aggression and Responsive Behaviour (VARB) Project Security Toolkit that can help organizations, with or without designated security personal establish an effective security program.


    $25.00
  • Working at Heights Training

    Working at Heights Training Program - Traditional Classroom

    Length: 1 day

    Continuing Education Credits: Certificate, 0.7 CEU Points

    As of April 1, 2015, if you are working at heights, you are required to have training through a Ministry of Labour approved provider. This full day program includes information about how to work at heights safely, as well as practical application of skills. When you are done you will know the hazards and how to protect yourself. The practical session, delivered by our experts, ensures you know how to properly use, inspect, don and doff your equipment. PSHSA’s approved course meets the requirements of the MOL Working at Heights Training Program and covers both the theory and practical requirements outlined in the standard.

    This training is applicable to all employees at all levels across all sectors whom work at heights.

    More Information about Working at Heights


    Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.


    $165.00