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Upcoming Workplace  
Health & Safety Training Sessions
February 2016


Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) works with Ontario's Public and Broader Public Sector employers and workers, providing occupational health and safety training, resources and consulting to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. These are just a few of the sessions we have coming up.

As a Thank You to our valued clients for choosing PSHSA for your JHSC Training we are donating $20,000 to Threads of Life and Parachute Canada!  


We thank our team and our clients for your continued support.

From March 1 - June 30, PSHSA will donate $20 per person enrolled in Certification Part 1 and will donate $20 per person enrolled in Certification Part 2 JHSC Training to these same 2 charities!

If you take advantage of our bundled offer of $700, for both Certification 1 & 2 together PSHSA will donate $40.

Threads of Life helps families of workplace tragedy along their journey of healing by providing unique family support programs and services. Parachute, a national charity dedicated to injury prevention, will direct PSHSA donations to support programs focused on keeping children safe at home and at play. Supporting this initiative ensures your workers are trained and safe with confidence. At the same time your donation gives the gift of hope to families affected by workplace tragedy and provides digital access to educational materials that will keep children safe.

Threads of Life: www.threadsoflife.ca
Parachute: www.parachutecanada.org/

Help us reach this charitable goal and to make a difference in Health & Safety in 2016!

Join us on Twitter and use #supportsafety to let us know when you have been trained!

To Learn More and Register:
www.pshsa.ca/jhsc
See our full training calendar at the end of this newsletter for  
other courses, dates and locations you may be interested in for Health and Safety training.
Certification Part One
for Joint Health and Safety Committees
This program is the first part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Minister of Labour.

This 3-day program assists JHSC members with issues particular to their work environment. Management and worker members receive training in the significant hazards found in their workplace. 

At the end participants will:
  1. Understand relevant legislation.
  2. Understand their legal rights and responsibilities.
  3. Learn about common workplace hazards.
  4. Learn key steps to addressing these hazards.
This knowledge will prepare participants to carry out workplace inspections, accident investigations and enable them to function effectively as JHSC members.

Orillia: March 7, 2016
Hamilton: March 29, 2016
Toronto: March 8, 2016
Owen Sound: April 18, 2016
Certification Part 2
Education - Workplace Hazard Specific Training
This program assists JHSC members with issues particular to their work environment. Management and worker members receive training in the significant hazards found in their workplace.

At the end participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the hazards commonly found in educational and cultural settings
  2. Describe how they may cause injury or illness
  3. Effectively recognize and assess these sector specific hazards
  4. Outline methods for controlling them
Participants will also learn about relevant legislation, standards and guidelines.

Mississauga: March 30, 2016
 
Certification Part 2
Police Workplace Hazard Specific Training
This program assists JHSC members with issues particular to their work environment. Management and worker members receive training in the significant hazards found in their workplace.

At the end participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the hazards commonly found in police services
  2. Describe how they may cause injury or illness
  3. Effectively recognize and assess these sector specific hazards
  4. Outline methods for controlling them
Participants will also learn about relevant legislation, standards and guidelines.

 
Health and Safety for Building Inspectors
This training program helps keep Building Inspectors safe on the job by exploring various job-specific hazards, such as mould and asbestos, confined spaces, and energy sources.

At the end participants will be able to:
  1. Identify and assess common hazards
  2. Recognize whether proper controls have been implemented in order to protect their safety
This training will provide building inspectors with the skills and knowledge regarding their responsibilities on the job as it relates to health and safety as well as consideration to applicable job related hazards.
Markdale: March 9, 2016
 
Health and Safety for Supervisors and Managers
The program enhances a participants' knowledge of legislated health and safety responsibilities, the internal responsibility system, worker's rights and the supervisor's role in workplace management.

Upon completion of this program, participants will have met the requirements of section 27 of the Act in relation to supervisor/manager competency. This program is designed for all supervisors and managers and is applicable across all sectors.

 
Medical Marijuana Part 2:
Accommodating Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Join Carolyn Cuthbertson from PSHSA and George Waggott from McMillan LLP as they discuss accommodating medical marijuana in the workplace in this second session of a two-part series.

This webinar will provide participants with information on:
  • Medical Marijuana - Legal Framework
  • Duty to accommodate: Why Does This Matter?
  • Accommodation - How Do Employees Request It?
  • Accommodation Process - What Steps Should be Followed
  • Accommodation and Medical Marijuana - What Risks are Anticipated
  • Traps and Tips - What Special Approaches Arise?
 


March
Start DateCourseLocation
Mar 7JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program - Emergency Workers (Mar 7, 8 & 9)
Orillia
Mar 8JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (Mar 8, 9 & 10)
Etobicoke
Mar 9Health and Safety for
Building Inspectors (Mar 9)
Markdale
Health and Safety for
Supervisors and Managers (Mar 9 & 10)
Carleton Place
Mar 10Certification Part 2 Emergency Services Sector
POLICE Specific Hazards Training (Mar 10 & 11)
Orillia
Mar 28JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (Mar 28, 29 & 30)
Milton/
Campbellville
Mar 29JHSC Certification Part 1
Classroom Training Program (Mar 29, 30 & 31)
Hamilton
Mar 30Certification Part 2 Education Sector Specific
Hazards Training (Mar 30 & 31)
Mississauga
Mar 31Training the Fit Tester for
Respiratory Protection (Mar 31)
Ottawa


April
Start DateCourseLocation
Apr 5JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (Apr 5, 6 & 7)
Brampton
Apr 12JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (Apr 12, 13 & 14)
Kitchener
Apr 13Certification Part 2 Government and Municipalities Sector
Specific Hazards Training (Apr 13 & 14)
Brampton
Apr 18JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (Apr 18, 19 & 20)
Owen Sound
Apr 19JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (Apr 19, 20 & 21)
Hamilton
Apr 19Health and Safety for
Supervisors and Managers (Apr 19 & 20)
Orillia
Apr 26JHSC Certification Part 1
Classroom Training Program (Apr 26, 27 & 28)
London, Toronto


May
Start DateCourseLocation
May 2JHSC Certification Part 1 - Emergency Services
Classroom Training Program (May 2, 3 & 4)
London
May 3Certification Part 2 Education Sector Specific Hazards Training (May 3 & 4)Toronto
JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (May 3, 4 & 5)
Oakville,  Ottawa
May 5Certification Part 2 Emergency Services Sector
POLICE Specific Hazards Training (May 5 & 6)
London
May 9JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (May 9, 10 & 11)
Thorold,  Toronto
May 10Certification Part 2 Health and Community Care
Sector Specific Hazards Training (May 10 & 11)
London
JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (May 10, 11 & 12)
Barrie
May 17JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (May 17, 18 & 19)
London
May 18Training the Fit Tester for
Respiratory Protection (May 18)
London
May 24JHSC Certification Part 1 Classroom
Training Program (May 24, 25 & 26)
St. Catherines
Certification Part 2 Education Sector
Specific Hazards Training (May 24 & 25)
London
May 26Training the Fit Tester for
Respiratory Protection (May 26)
Thunder Bay
May 30Certification Part 2 Education Sector
Specific Hazards Training (May 30 & 31)
Kingston
May 31JHSC Certification Part 1
Classroom Training Program (May 31, Jun 1 & 2)
London