Upcoming Workplace
Health & Safety Training Sessions
 
September and October, 2015


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.

Effective Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC)
This 1/2 day course provides members of the JHSC with the necessary information to operate effectively and address workplace health and safety issues with knowledge and confidence. By the end of the course, participants will:
  1. Have the knowledge of their roles.
  2. Understand their responsibilities as committee members.
Applicable for all sectors, this training is intended for managers, supervisors, workers and joint health and safety committee members.

North Bay: October 9, 2015
North Bay: October 28, 2015
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.

Sault Ste. Marie: October 6, 2015
Certification Part Two
Education - Workplace Hazard Specific Training - 1 day
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 1 day course 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.
Certification Part Two
Acute Care Workplace Hazard Specific Training for JHSC
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 2 day course 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 acute care 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.
Etobicoke: October 27, 2015
Certification Part Two
Community Care and Group Home Workplace
Hazard Specific Training for JHSC
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 2 day course 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 community care and group home 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.

Etobicoke: October 6, 2015
North Bay: October 27, 2015
 
Certification Part Two
Laboratories Workplace Hazard Specific Training for JHSC
Sector: Health and Community Services
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 2 day course 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 laboratory 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.
Certification Part Two
Long Term Care Workplace Hazard Specific Training for JHSC
This 2 day course 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 long term care 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.

Certification Part Two
EMS/Paramedic Workplace Hazard Specific for JHSC
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 2 day course 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 emergency medical 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.
Cornwall: October 8, 2015
East Gwillimbury: October 27, 2015
Certification Part Two
Municipal Workplace Hazard Specific Training for JHSC
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 2 day course 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 municipal and provincial government 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.

Sault Ste. Marie: October 27, 2015
Certification Part Two
Police Workplace Hazard Specific Training for JHSC
This course is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
This 2 day course 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 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.

Effective Leadership Book 1:
Legislation, Standards and Codes
Sector: Health and Community Services
Book 1 (part one of a five part education session) outlines the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), the Ontario health care regulations and other related legislation, codes and standards. The completion of all 5 modules:
  1. Ensures competency of supervisors/managers.
  2. Enhances knowledge of the legislated health and safety responsibilities that must be followed.


St. Thomas: October 8, 2015
Effective Leadership Book 2:
The Internal Responsibility System and Due Diligence
Sector: Health and Community Services

Book 2 (part two of a five part education session) describes the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and associated responsibilities of workplace parties. Defines the concepts of an IRS and due diligence, and identifies behaviours that promotes an effective IRS, and ways in which workplace parties can demonstrate due diligence.

The completion of all 5 modules:
  1. Ensures competency of supervisors/managers.
  2. Enhances knowledge of the legislated health and safety responsibilities that must be followed.


St. Thomas: October 15, 2015
Effective Leadership Book 3:
Hazard Awareness and Control
Health and Community Services

Book 3 (part three of a five part education session) outlines the legislative responsibilities in hazard identification and control. Participants will learn to identify potential hazards in the workplace, the role of workplace parties in hazard recognition, assessment, control and evaluation.

The completion of all 5 modules:
  1. Ensures competency of supervisors/managers.
  2. Enhances knowledge of the legislated health and safety responsibilities that must be followed.
St. Thomas: October 8, 2015
North Bay: October 9, 2015
 
Health and Safety for Supervisors and Managers
This two day training program will enhance participants' knowledge of legislated health and safety responsibilities, the internal responsibility system, worker's rights and the supervisor's role in workplace management.

The completion of this training:
1. Ensures competency of supervisors/managers.
2. Enhances knowledge of the legislated health and safety       responsibilities that must be followed.

Parry Sound: October 26, 2015
Office Ergonomics
How to Conduct an Assessment
This day long course is designed to provide background learning on musculoskeletal disorders that are linked to exposure to hazards in office/computer work. The content of the classroom portion of the course will be reinforced in practical application exercises:
  1. Identifying the hazards.
  2. Applying solutions to control the hazards.
  3. Reporting the results of the assessments.
Although this course is most directly applicable to individuals who work in a traditional office setting, those who use computers in non-traditional settings will find that many of the same skills and principals can be applied.
East Gwillimbury: October 27, 2015
Training the Fit Tester for Respiratory Protection
Participants will learn about the legislation, knowledge and skills required to conduct their own qualitative fit testing (QLFT) as outlined by the CSA Standard Z94.4-11.
This 1/2 day course will train participants on the requirements within a respiratory protection program and qualify them to educate and prepare workers for the fit test.



Kemptville: September 3, 2015
Belleville: September 28, 2015
2015 Northern Ontario Health and Safety Symposium
PSHSA would like to extend an invitation to all firms interested in learning more about effective health and safety strategies. These symposiums will run throughout Northern Ontario in 2 regions for half a day each. Our Symposiums are different from regular health and safety training and conferences as we focus on issues that go beyond compliance and strive for excellence and we use a hands on, interactive workshop approach where participants can apply learning outcomes.  

Who should attend these sessions?
  • Managers, supervisors, team leaders, coordinators etc.
  • CEOs and executives
  • Health and safety and human resource professionals
  • JHSC members (management and workers)
  • Health and safety representatives
  • Union members
  • Persons in charge of performing inspections in the workplace
Sault Ste. Marie: October 15, 2015