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Joint Health and Safety Committee Training (JHSC)

The JHSC certification training standard is changing in 2015. With 20 or more employees you are required to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee(JHSC). JHSC members who achieve full certification before the new standard is implemented remain certified for life. Members who become certified after the new standard is implemented, will require refresher training every 3 years. PSHSA are offering training in Part One and Part Two JHSC certification onsite at your place of business or at PSHSA training facilities.  

 

Find a consultant in your area to book an onsite session:

http://www.pshsa.ca/consulting-services/consulting/consultant-search/  

 

Sign up for a regional session:

http://www.pshsa.ca/course-signup-overview/ 

 

  

What information formats and delivery methods work best for you? Take the Institute for Work and Health Survey

We want to know what formats and delivery methods work best for you to receive relevant Health and Safety information. The Institute for Work & Health (IWH), on behalf of the health and safety system partners in Ontario, is conducting a survey that asks about your preferences for receiving the occupational health and safety, disability management and/or workers' compensation information you need.  

 

Take the survey here

 

Please feel free to share the survey link with your colleagues in the field: https://iwhca.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JCnQZFiDHpFwBD 

 

If you need to take the survey in another format (e.g. over the phone), please contact Cindy Moser at IWH at cmoser@iwh.on.ca or 416.927.2027, ext. 2183.

 

Personal Support Workers Survey

 

In an effort to advance the healthcare health and safety of community Personal Support Worker's we would value your contribution to the Ministry of Labour funded PSW Health and Safety matters Survey Project. 

 

Take the Health and Safety matters Survey today  

and help change the future.  

Convenient, Free & On-Demand Health & Safety Support
 
With PSHSA's eConsulting, you get direct access to health & safety resources and expertise via live chat, email or phone. Connect with one of our eConsultants by visiting:

2015 OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together Conference
May 27-29 | Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
 
Health-care professionals, board members, managers, care co-ordinators, service providers, policy makers, researchers and community partners will enjoy a dynamic OACCAC conference program filled with informative educational sessions on home and community care and the broader health-care system, thought-provoking keynote presentations, and the opportunity to network.

PSHSA and the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada Partnership   
 
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada in partnership with PSHSA have developed radiation safety awareness training for the healthcare, long term care and emergency responders' work environments. This web-based series contains several educational products that combine video and interactive e-learning that PSHSA developed and produced. Healthcare and long term care workers and first responders can learn more about managing their potential risk of exposure by taking the free online training:

http://onlinelearning.radiationsafety.ca/
 
What is GHS? WHMIS 1988 + GHS = WHMIS 2015: Prepare for the Changes Caused by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
 
What does this mean? GHS is an internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information through labels and safety data sheets. The implementation of GHS will mean that all workplaces will have consistent hazard information. The intent of GHS is to help facilitate trade by eliminating multiple classification systems as well as enhance protection of human health by using standard messaging.

What Changes?

Some elements stay the same, however, there are changes and PSHSA has developed this helpful Webinar to provide more information regarding the updates: http://www.pshsa.ca/products/moving-to-the-global-harmonized-system-ghs-from-whmis/ All Health and Safety Associations are collaborating on a consistent approach to WHMIS 2015 training.

New in eLearning from PSHSA
 
The Centre of Research Expertise on Occupational Disease (CREOD) has developed a Skin Health Tool Box in response to the request of front line health and safety system consultants and workplace representatives. Development of the Tool Box has been collaborative with multiple HSAs and includes a suite of prevention posters and fact sheets.

As well PSHSA built a Work Related Contact Dermatitis eLearning module:  
See the CREOD Skin Health Tool Box:  
About Us
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) works with Ontario's public and broader public sector workers and employers, providing occupational health and safety training, resources and consulting to reduce workplace risks and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

May 2015

FREE Resource

 
Protect your organization and staff from Infectious Diseases with this Self Assessment Tool.
 


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