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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety enters partnership with Government of Nova Scotia to offer free e-learning courses

e-coursesAs part of its new workplace safety strategy announced on March 20, the Government of Nova Scotia has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to provide Nova Scotia citizens free access to CCOHS’ e-learning courses on topics of occupational health and safety.

“CCOHS applauds the steps undertaken by the Government of Nova Scotia and the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia in fostering a culture of worker safety and prevention in their province,” said Steve Horvath, President and CEO, at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. “In addition to our many free resources, including telephone and email Inquiries service, hundreds of fact sheets, articles and podcasts, CCOHS is pleased that workers in Nova Scotia will have access to a variety of free e-learning courses, as well.”

Under the agreement, there are over 60 free e-learning courses that Nova Scotians can choose from. Topics include: Confined Space Management, Hazard Identification, Assessment & Control, Ladder Safety, Manual Materials Handling, Emergency Response Planning and Stress in the Workplace.

CCOHS 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 and e-courses, 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

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