Safety Training

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Online Learning: HazCom 2012 for Workers NEW!

The course familiarizes workers with the HazCom system used across the United States and the world, 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 Labelling of Chemicals” (GHS). The course covers the … Continue reading »

Public Safety: Take a fire safety and extinguisher use course

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services offers fire and life safety training courses for groups, organizations, and individuals. Their courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience extinguishing a real fire, supervised by Vancouver firefighters. The courses are inclusive, supportive and fun. Participate in the course, and earn a certificate. Course topics Previous experience in any of … Continue reading »

6 Suggestions for More Effective Orientations

by Chris Kilbourne During their first few weeks and months on the job, new workers are likely to develop patterns of safety behavior that often last throughout their employment. That’s why you need to make good use of this valuable safety orientation period. To get the best results from your safety orientation program: 1.    Make expectations clear so … Continue reading »

How to Develop Your Safety Training Blueprint

Developing a safety training blueprint can help ensure that training goals are met and all employees who need to be trained learn all they need to know. When you’re preparing a new training program, you need to begin by researching exactly what your training needs are, who specifically needs to be trained, and how best … Continue reading »

Trade Safety Coordinator – Vancouver Area Training

This week of training is very beneficial for every environment not necessary just for construction. It provides knowledge and demonstrates duties and responsibilities of safety in various worksites. The course outline for the Trade Safety Co-ordinator is as follows: History Of Safety Authorities WorkSafe BC Regulations and Guidelines Introduction to the OH&S Regulation Handi-Guide Principals … Continue reading »

Focus Your Safety Training Dollars Wisely

by Jason Townsell As a former occupational safety training vendor, I have observed the disinterested and confused faces of students who probably should not have been in attendance. For example, I have been hired to provide excavation awareness training to a receptionist, fall protection training to an accountant and confined space awareness training to a group … Continue reading »

New approach needed for bigger return on safety programs

by correspondent  Peter Caulfield A Vancouver construction safety expert says the industry needs to change the way it manages workplace safety if owners and contractors are to increase the return on investment (ROI) from their safety programs. Jeffery Lyth, director of corporate health and safety for ITC Construction Group and regional safety co-ordinator with the … Continue reading »

Vancouver Area Training: Construction Safety Officer

Our Training Partner’s Construction Safety Officer (CSO) Training program is recognized by the Applied Science Technicians and Technologist of BC (ASTTBC) and course participants are encouraged to register with ASTTBC upon completion of the course. Total Hours: 50 hrs (35 hrs in class and approximately 10 hrs of home study time) Total Weeks: 1 week Time of … Continue reading »

BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union Response to Safety Reports

Smooth Sailing or Choppy Waters Ahead VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ – With the recent departure of CEO David Hahn and reports released on both safety and the governance of BC Ferries, some would venture there has been much improvement in the system. That may be true when comparing on time performance, or customer satisfaction with the service, both … Continue reading »

Masonry contractor Limen Group suspends site work for safety training day

PETER KENTER correspondent Today masonry contractor Limen Group will simultaneously suspend work at every one of its project sites across the country and the company’s clients are on board with the decision. The date has been set aside as a mandatory safety training day at which more than 600 employees will receive fall protection and … Continue reading »

Traffic Flaggers Continue to be at Risk – Calls for Change

A B.C. paving contractor is asking provincial regulators to improve training for flaggers and stiffen penalties for drivers who disobey their directions, after an employee was hit by a vehicle in two separate incidents last year. “We think traffic control persons (TCP) should receive more training on how to deal with irate drivers and drivers … Continue reading »

Injuries Hurt – Are You Talking Too Much About Safety?

Many company leaders and managers wonder, “Are we talking about safety too much?” The answer: “No one but you knows.” Realize that everyone may be a little overwhelmed with all kinds of communications and distractions. That’s why talking about safety effectively is more important than ever. TALKING SAFETY The fact is that it’s important to talk about … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC Releases Mushroom Farm Investigation Report

Richmond, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a report on its investigation into the workplace incident in which three workers died and two others were seriously injured at a mushroom composting facility in Langley, B.C., on September 5, 2008. “This was a tragic loss of life and would have been entirely preventable had the employer complied … Continue reading »

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