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  • Length: 2 days

    Through research funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, we can offer subsidized training for workers in small, under-resourced healthcare workplaces* across Ontario. We will be offering 8 training programs over the next two years, and evaluating the impact. Through this subsidy small healthcare workplaces receive 50% off Registration.If you are a small healthcare workplace (100 employees or less), enter "SmallBusiness" in the Coupon Code section upon check out. The coupon will apply a 50% discount.

    This 2-day workplace mental health training course is designed specifically for healthcare workers, and is led by trained healthcare employees with mental health experience. This evidence-based course is designed to engage healthcare employees in a dialogue regarding mental health issues at work, and how to identify and support workers who are struggling. The program combines information sharing and skill development with strategies for stigma reduction.

    Evidence for effectiveness of the program is supported by a two-year clinical trial conducted with 189 healthcare workers (comparing Beyond Silence with MHFA) demonstrating significant changes in mental health knowledge and beliefs: 1. Feedback from program participants supported the added value of the Beyond Silence program attributed to the specific focus on healthcare work, peer leaders, and the opportunity for dialogue and skill development 2. The program has been adapted for smaller, under-resourced organizations and we will be gathering input from participants as part of our ongoing research.

    Day 1 focuses on exploring the value of addressing workplace mental health in healthcare organizations, including a dialogue about workplace mental health experiences and psychological health and safety. Topics include the mental health continuum, the impact of stress, how mental illness may appear at work and how and when to support someone who is struggling.

    Day 2 focuses on exploring evidence-based approaches and mental health resources, as well as how to match resources to a person’s unique needs. Participants will create an action plan for their own workplace and consider how to apply their knowledge as a mental health champion.

    Follow-up Support – All participants who complete the program will be eligible to take part in an online community of practice and monthly WebEx sessions to support ongoing learning and implementation. In order to evaluate the program, participants will be asked to complete pre, post and follow-up questionnaires. The procedures for data collection and evaluation have been approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions about the project, please contact: Lisa Wolfe, Project Coordinator wolfel@mcmaster.ca

    *A 2-year grant through the Ontario Ministry of Labour - Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation program will offset training costs for employees in small healthcare workplaces. Our focus is on improving OHS outcomes in small, under-resourced healthcare workplaces in Ontario (eg. long-term care or group homes, family health teams, paramedics, rural or remote hospitals, community-based services).


    $300.00
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    A Participatory Approach to MSD Prevention

    Length: 1 day
    Continuing Education Credits: n/a

    Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are a common cause of injuries in Ontario workplaces. With knowledge and a participatory approach, your organization can make changes to the work environment and prevent these injuries from occurring. Attend this full day workshop to: Learn about the major risks that lead to Musculoskeletal disorders, and common control strategies; Understand the value of the participatory approach, where workers are involved in the recognition, assess and control of risks; Learn the steps to developing a comprehensive Musculoskeletal prevention program for your workplace; Become familiar with tools to help you develop your program. This training is applicable to workers across all sectors, the participatory approach to the topic is designed for work environments that have a good health and safety system in place with a effective Internal Responsibility System (IRS). The training outlines the participatory ergonomics approach and helps to raise awareness of the benefits of participatory ergonomics in reducing MSD-related injuries. Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.

    $150.00
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    A Participatory Approach to Prevention Slips Trips and Falls for Employees & Public Safety

    Length: 1 day
    Continuing Education Credits: n/a

    Slips, trips and falls are a common cause of injuries in Ontario workplaces. Many people think these are ‘just accidents’ that can’t be prevented. But with knowledge and a participatory approach, your organization can make changes to the work environment and prevent these injuries from occurring. Attend this full day workshop to: Learn about the major risks that lead to slips, trips and falls, and common control strategies; Understand the value of the participatory approach, where workers are involved in the recognition, assess and control of risks; Learn the steps to developing a comprehensive slip, trip, fall prevention program for your workplace; Become familiar with tools to help you develop your program. This training is applicable to workers across all sectors, the participatory approach to the topic is designed for work environments that have a good health and safety system in place with a effective Internal Responsibility System (IRS). The training outlines the participatory ergonomics approach and helps to raise awareness of the benefits of participatory ergonomics in reducing STF-related injuries. Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.

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    Accident Investigations

    Length: Half day
    Continuing Education Credits: n/a

    The purpose of an accident investigation is to prevent the recurrence of the accident. When performing an investigation, it is essential to look beyond the immediate cause, searching instead for contributing factors and root causes. PSHSA has developed a revised Accident Investigation training program to assist organizations in practicing proper investigations and preventing similar accidents in the future. This workshop teaches participants how to determine causes of accidents as well as the importance of accident investigation. Appropriate for all sectors; this course was designed for supervisors and managers who have little to no experience in managing an accident investigation. The intent of this training session is to provide our clients with an understanding of the purpose of investigations, types of accidents and incidents, the importance of a effective and thorough investigation, potential contributing causes and factors of incidents/accidents, as well as the ability to make meaningful recommendations for preventative action. A thorough documented investigation process will enhance an organization’s health and safety program and its overall safety performance. Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.

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    Addressing Responsive Behaviours Webinar

    Presented and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this webinar addresses the challenges that workplace violence hazards can pose. Every employee has the right to work in a safe workplace free from violence and harassment. This session will introduce the necessary tools and best practices to assess and implement a comprehensive program for addressing Responsive Behaviours (workplace violence), and to assist organizations in fulfilling their legislative requirements. Presented by a PSHSA consultant and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this is part 2 of a 3 part webinar series. This webinar is applicable for anyone who is looking for information pertaining to workplace violence program and policy development. Length: 30 minutes

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