Health & Safety Training

We are expanding our selection of online training courses all the time and can even offer the option of delivering our courses at your place of business any day of the week. Traditional instructor led classroom training is available at regularly scheduled times and locations.

Onsite Instructor-Led Training

Imagine being able to have your staff trained at your worksite using your machinery, your tools and your premises to receive hands-on training.

Imagine being able to have your night shift have access to training they have never before been able to take advantage of. Imagine that, since different people learn best in different environments, you could train your staff in a way which was best suited to their needs.

You can with the help of Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC customized learning.

If you would like to arrange onsite instructor-led training please call us at 604.795.9595 or email us. One of our administrators will be glad to arrange an instructor-led training session for you.

Open Learning Classes

Getting employees out of the workplace reduces distractions and can lead to out of the box thinking—and with Open Learning, you can purchase training by the seat for any number of participants.

In sessions with students from multiple companies, employees also experience increased peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities.

For more information on Open Learning Classes contact the Alliance 1.604.795.9595 or click the button below.

Online Learning

We offer online training which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be accessed from any computer, laptop or tablet with internet access.

If shift work, distance, time, resources, or any number of issues, is keeping you from enrolling your staff into the latest health and safety courses, we have the solution.

Our self-paced online courses can generally be completed in two to four hours. Students also have the ability to resume courses, at any time, right from where they left off. Courses have been designed so that they are easy to understand, easy to follow and simple to complete.

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Our Courses

Follow the links below for individual course outlines.

SMALL & MICRO EMPLOYER TRAINING

Small Employer Program Building

An occupational health and safety (OHS) program is a plan of action designed to prevent accidents and occupational diseases. Small employers with 19 or fewer employees learn the basic principles, concepts and tools necessary to develop and implement an OHS program at their workplace via this online course.

Employee Safety Orientation

Managers and supervisors are responsible for shaping behaviour while ensuring employees receive an adequate introduction to workplace health and safety. On completion of this online course, new hires and HR managers looking for support with the OHS portion of their workplace orientation program will have a better understanding of common workplace health and safety elements. Note: this course is meant to be used with a workplace orientation program. FREE.

OHS ESSENTIALS

Joint Health & Safety Committee

A Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a primary component of any employer’s Occupational Health and Safety management system. The JHSC provides its members with the fundamentals and tools to carry out their duties effectively and is a legal requirement for all BC workplaces with 20 or more employees. This course is designed for new and experienced JHSC members and alternates.

Hazard Identification & Control

A hazard identification and control program is a systematic approach to identifying and analyzing workplace hazards in an effort to mitigate risk of injuries and occupational disease. This course will provide employees, managers, supervisors and JHSCs working in BC’s manufacturing industry with tools and a basic understanding of hazard recognition, risk assessments, and control methods.

Workplace Inspections

Effective inspections are one of the most important incident/ accident prevention tools in a company’s safety and health program. Properly trained inspectors in a systematic inspection program will help reduce incidents and property damage. This course will guide JHSC members, Worker Health and Safety Reps, managers, or supervisors responsible for workplace inspection in the creation of an effective safety inspection program.

Incident Investigation

An effective and systematic incident investigation program is a key driver to the continuous improvement of your health and safety program, policies. This course will examine the purpose and outcomes of an incident investigation. JHSC members, managers, supervisors or employees will learn how to determine the cause or causes of incidents, to identify any related unsafe conditions or acts, and to recommend corrective actions to prevent similar incidents.

Employee Safety Orientation

Managers and supervisors are responsible for shaping behaviour while ensuring employees receive an adequate introduction to workplace health and safety. On completion of this online course, new hires and HR managers looking for support in the OHS portion of their workplace orientation program will have a better understanding of common workplace health and safety elements. Note: Employee Safety Orientation is meant to be integrated with a complete workplace orientation program.

OHS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Principles of OHS Management

An occupational health and safety (OHS) program is a plan of action designed to prevent accidents and occupational diseases. This course will provide any employee within a company that is planning on building or sustaining an OHS program with essential information on legislative requirements and what an OHS program is. A health and safety program not only includes specific elements required by legislation but also relies on commitment, leadership and worker participation to achieve its outcomes.

Small Employer Program Building

An occupational health and safety (OHS) program is a plan of action designed to prevent accidents and occupational diseases. Small employers with 19 or fewer employees learn the basic principles, concepts and tools necessary to develop and implement an OHS program at their workplace via this online course.

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TRAINING

Confined Space Awareness

This 4 hour online course covers core elements of a confined space program and how to manage these spaces. It is designed to provide supervisors, entrants, and attendants with the knowledge required to understand confined spaces so they can plan and carry out necessary work safely. WorkSafeBC regulation requires any employer who has confined spaces to provide employees with awareness training.

Confined Space Entry & Monitoring

Over a 15 year period, 18 deaths occurred in confined spaces according to WorkSafe BC statistics. Our intense, 1 day course meets the training requirements for employees to enter identified confined spaces. Successfully passing an open book test with 80% equates to a valid 3 year wallet card. This onsite course is designed to provide supervisors, entrants, and attendants with the knowledge required to understand confined spaces so they can plan and carry out necessary work safely.

Combustible Dust Awareness

This 3-hour online awareness course will provide participants with the key principles and concepts for recognizing the hazards, unsafe conditions and preventive actions associated with combustible dust. Accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling combustible dust is an essential part of an occupational health and safety (OHS) program. Employees, contractors, or managers/supervisors with combustible dust in their workplace will be better prepared to control combustible dust hazards, develop safe work procedures, and prevent incidents and injuries.

Radiation Awareness

This online course introduces the concepts of radiation and radiation safety to people who work in environments where radiation is used and for anyone wanting basic knowledge on the subject. It defines radiation and creates a better understanding of its impacts within the manufacturing and food processing sectors, and to recognize radiation regulatory bodies.

Industrial Storage Racking

Your storage racking system can influence productivity throughout the entire logistics chain. Steel storage racks are common equipment in industries such as distribution centres, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and the storage area of retail operations. This half-day workshop for managers, supervisors, inspection teams, and workers, identifies inherent hazards associated with storage racks and provides best practices for effective installation, maintenance and repair to prevent incidents, injuries, lost time and unforeseen expenses.

ERGONOMICS TRAINING

Ergonomics 101: Fundamentals

Ergonomics is concerned with the “fit” between the user, equipment and environment. Ergonomics takes into account users’ capabilities and limitations to ensure tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user. This course provides information to managers, supervisors and employees on proper ergonomic design to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Ergonomics 102: Program Building

Ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. This course builds on the fundamentals of Ergonomics and assists managers, supervisors, and employees in implementing a musculoskeletal injuries/disorder reduction program.

Industrial Ergonomics: Conducting Specifc Task Ergonomics Needs Assessments

Industrial Ergonomics: Conducting Specific Task Ergonomics. Needs Assessments is a 1 day systems approach to assess and evaluate tasks for potential musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). It’s designed to teach managers, supervisors, and employees how to perform an ergonomic assessment, identify risks and create intervention strategies to reduce MSI occurrences. MSIs are one of the most common causes of workplace injury and account for a significant cost to employers.

MANAGER & SUPERVISOR TRAINING

Instructional Skills for Supervisors

This customizable 1 day course will help managers, supervisors, or lead-hands acquire the necessary skills to become more effective adult educators. It will also assist seasoned trainers to bring their skills to a higher level of competency and show them how to enhance the effectiveness of courses, crew talks, and on-the-job training.

Safety Culture Program Building

A safety culture is an atmosphere within the organization that influences safe behavior and that must be ingrained in both its formal and informal activities. In this 1 day (customizable length) class, your Joint Health & Safety Committee, managers, and supervisors learn tools and best practices for building, measuring and analyzing the organization’s safety culture.

Front Line Leadership

Offered through Catalyst Training Inc., Front Line Leadership is a hands-on program designed to teach your supervisors and team leads not just to manage, but to lead their people to their full potential.

WORKPLACE PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING

Introduction to Workplace Mental Health

Mental health is feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s challenges. It is the responsibility of both employers and employees to protect and promote mental health in the workplace to ensure people are psychologically safe. For an introduction to the fundamentals of workplace mental health, start with this free 1 hour online course.