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Asbestos AwarenessThis interactive eLearning course is designed so participants can learn at their own pace, in their own environment and at their own convenience. There is a quiz at the end that tests the complete knowledge and solidifies the participant’s level of understanding. By the end of this eLearning module, learners will be able to:
- Describe asbestos and its properties
- Identify the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos
- Describe the health effects that may results from exposure
- Identify Type 1, 2 and 3 operations
- State who to call when you suspect uncontrolled asbestos activities
- Describe general asbestos procedures
Building a PTSD Prevention Community of Practice Workshop
Length: 1 day
For the single price of $150 two people from your organization can attend this one day workshop where you will be able to work with a PSHSA expert to develop a basic PTSD Prevention Plan. This workshop will help you establish your organizational goals, roles and responsibilities.
It will also help you identify the mechanisms you will use to recognize exposures, understand intervention options and establish crisis intervention management process.
At the end of this session, you will have draft policies and procedures as well as key messages for communications plan.
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
The course is available in two formats including a free web-based version and a SCORM-compliant version that offers tracking functionality.
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
A Talk in the Future of Prevention Series
With the legalization of cannabis pending, many have started to theorize what the future(s) of Cannabis in Canada might look like. Starting with a quick summary on the difference between medical and recreational cannabis, this presentation looks at an intersection of current trends and the growing cannabis innovation ecosystem. These include public safety and public health concerns, workplace challenges and economic implications. Different scenarios will be presented that describe how might cannabis retail evolve in this fast-paced industry.