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eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office WorkersThe online training program was developed by IWH in partnership with the U.S.-based Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. An international scientific panel of academic and practicing ergonomists reviewed the content to ensure it complied with current scientific findings and international standards, including the Canadian Standards Association’s CSA-Z412-00 (R2011): Guideline on Office Ergonomics. This eLearning course is designed so that participants can learn at their own pace in their own environment. By the end of this eLearning module, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the risks associated with computer work
- Explain the importance of varying your work posture
- Determine the key factors in maximizing your “comfort zone”
- Evaluate your office work environment
- Apply ergonomics strategies to the arrangement of your work environment
- Explain the importance of healthy computing habits, including rest breaks
eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office Workers. Published by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH): www.iwh.on.ca. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 international License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. This program can be used and shared as long as IWH is credited as the source, the tool is not modified, and the tool is used for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to modify and/or use the tool for commercial purposes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fatigue Awareness Classroom Training Program
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
Health & Safety Roles & Responsibilities – 5 Steps to an Effective OHS Program WebinarThis webinar provides an outline of health and safety roles and responsibilities for workplace parties. A review of the 5 basic steps in developing an effective health and safety program is also provided. Presented by a PSHSA consultant and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this is part 1 of a 3 part webinar series. This webinar is applicable for anyone who is looking for an introduction into health and safety. Length: 44 minutes
Health and Safety for Board Members eLearningBy completing this eLearning module, Board members will better understand their OHSA obligations and the penalties for non-compliance. Board members will also be introduced to the idea of health and safety as one of many critical organizational risks that must be managed and mitigated through formal oversight and demonstrable due diligence. This module encourages Board members to improve the quality of their own organizations’ health and safety, calling upon the learner to identify specific, Board-level actions required for positive change. A 10-question quiz at the end of the module allows Board members to self-assess their understanding of workplace health and safety stewardship. By the end of this eLearning module, you will be able to:
- Identify health and safety as business risks that need to be managed along with all others
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of board members and other workplace parties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Describe the Internal Responsibility System
- Summarize due diligence requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Apply knowledge of Board member health and safety obligations in a common scenario case study
- Identify ways that Boards can support workers in Ontario
Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors Blended Training Program
Length: 1 days in class + 3.5 hour e-Learning module
This blended training program combines self-paced eLearning (approximately 3.5 hours) of online instruction, activities and knowledge checks with 1 day (7.5 hours) of face-to-face instruction, group discussions and exercises. You must successfully complete the eLearning module before attending the classroom session.
This blended training program applies to the managers and supervisors in Ontario’s education; emergency services; government and; healthcare sectors. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of occupational health and safety and how it contributes to supervisory responsibilities, impact workers and enhances the health and safety culture in the workplace. It covers what it means to be "competent" and develops the knowledge and skills to effectively perform the role as a supervisor as stated in OHS legislation and in best practices.
The classroom session builds on the eLearning and explores the concept of moving beyond compliance – from a supervisor to a health and safety leader and role model. It provides information and resources to aid in the development of critical thinking skills and better understanding of the supervisor’s role as it relates to the OHSA.
The combined eLearning and classroom sessions provide Managers and Supervisors the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to fulfill their role as a critical link in moving beyond compliance to demonstrating leadership in safety, creating a positive safety culture and reduced injury experience in their organizations. It also provides the organization the opportunity to adapt a “best in class” mindset and improve their occupational health and safety system and achieve reduced injury experience. Strong leadership can lead to improved employee morale and more efficient operations.
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Recognize OHS legislation with recall of key concepts covered in the eLearning module
- Improve knowledge of supervisory roles and responsibilities and how this links to your workers, employer and workplace
- Explore emergency preparedness and the key steps of an emergency response plan
- Apply RACE/PEMEP to real life workplace examples (case studies)
- Explore how to prevent and respond to incidents in the workplace
- Understand the importance of health and safety culture
- Identify leadership traits and practices that can contribute to making your workplace healthy and safe
- Learn about practices and resources to assist with moving beyond compliance
- Part 1: eLearning module
- Part 2: Classroom training
Note: PSHSA’s Health & Safety for Managers and Supervisors will help prepare supervisors to perform their health and safety duties competently. However, the employer is responsible to inform supervisors about the health and safety hazards that are specific to their workplace. Additional training in workplace-specific hazards and the regulations that apply to those hazards may be required.