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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Launches New E-Courses

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released three new e-courses to help foster, deliver, and facilitate learning for workers and employers in the occupational health and safety field.

HazCom 2012 for Workers is an e-course that will familiarize workers with the HazCom system used across the United States to provide safety information and training about hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. Participants will learn about the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (1910.1200) which adopted the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals” (GHS). Although it is intended for workers in the U.S., the course has relevance for Canadian companies that have health and safety responsibilities for U.S. locations and offices.

For more information, please visit http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/hazcom/ for a complete list of topics covered in this e-course.

Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems e-course registrants will gain the knowledge they need to implement a fully functioning health, safety, and environmental management system suited to the needs of their organization.

It is available as one e-course that covers both types of management systems or two separate e-courses: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, and Environmental Management Systems. A free awareness e-course is also included.  For more information on the e-courses, please visit http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/ohms_enviro/

Learn about the hazards associated with the storage and handling of compressed gases, and how you can work with them safely using industry-proven best practices by completing the Compressed Gases e-course.  More information can be found athttp://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/compressed_gas/

CCOHS e-courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

More information on CCOHS education and training programs, including webinars, e-courses and podcasts, can be found at http://www.ccohs.ca/education/

For Further Information, Contact:

Eleanor Westwood, Manager – Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4408    E-mail: eleanorw@ccohs.ca

www.ccohs.ca/

Ashleigh Blackmore, Communications Officer

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4443    E-mail: ashleigh.blackmore@ccohs.ca

www.ccohs.ca/

About CCOHS
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario is Canada’s national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health and safety programs and the prevention of injury and illness. CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society.

Source: Canada News Centre

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