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    Is your organization prepared to address the impact that an aging workforce may have on occupational health? 42% of the Canadian Workforce currently is in the 45-64 age group and it is predicted to continue to rise. What strategies do you have in place to create an environment that supports a safe and healthy aging workforce? This session will provide you with a better understanding of the definition of Aging vs Healthy Aging, and how Aging may/or may not impact Musculoskeletal Injuries, as well as our Cognitive and Mental Health at work. Current research suggests that organizations that support healthy aging will be beneficial for productivity as well as society. This session will provide some practical suggestions to support the aging workforce.

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    Join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency.

    Exposure to chronic mental stress is known to have negative effects on employee health and behaviours.

    Understanding factors associated with job stress provides opportunities for intervention by changing work practices and prevention by building resilience.

    Resilience generally describes characteristics or capacities enabling individuals and organizations to recover from adversity and use available resources adaptively...the ability to "bounce back".

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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.