Workplace accidents are more common than you might think. In 2018, the Association of Worker’s Compensation Boards of Canada recorded 265,000 accepted claims for work-related injury or disease and 1,027 workplace fatalities, up by 5.5% and 7.4% from the previous year, respectively. While these alone are quite significant numbers, keep in mind that they exclude unreported or rejected cases, meaning the total number of incidents is likely much higher.
Employees and employers alike suffer from inadequate safety measures in the workplace, just as they both benefit from adopting and enforcing effective health and safety procedures. Indeed, performing ones duties in a safe environment creates a sense of value and respect among among workers, increasing productivity and commitment.
This course has been developed to provide learners with an introduction to workplace health and safety in Canada. Participants will learn about basic health and safety practices, policies, and procedures designed to help create a safer working environment for everyone. The content of this course is based on the provincial Occupation Health and Safety (OHS) Acts of Canada, and meets the required basic safety awareness training criteria for all provinces.
The roles and responsibilities of workers, employers, health and safety committees, and the government
Basic workplace investigation procedures
Common workplace hazards
Common prevention programs and procedures
The rights of workers, including:
The right to know
The right to participate
The right to refuse unsafe work
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 30 minutes.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.