October 20, 2016 - Americana Resort in Niagara Falls

Comments from our past attendees ...

"BTW, we really enjoyed the seminar and found it quite informative. Thanks for putting it on." J.E., Project Administrator, ECCO Electric Ltd

"Thanks Carola. It was a great day and I hope to attend again." G.M., Executive Assistant, John Howard Society

"Great summit. The best so far. I enjoyed all the sessions. Lindsay commented that she learned a lot from the sessions as well. I look forward to the next Summit. M.L., Health & Safety Officer, DSBN

Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) states that workplaces with 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a joint health and safety committee (JHSC). At least one worker member and one management member of the JHSC must be certified. Certification provides training in health and safety law and the identification, assessment and control of hazards.
The working at heights training requirements came into force on April 1, 2015.

WORKPLACE SAFETY GROUP is partnered with an MOL approved Working at Heights training provider to bring you the training required as of April 1st, 2015.
Changes to WHMIS mean that the hazards of products may be described differently. And some products that weren't previously classified as hazardous may now be considered hazardous and therefore, subject to WHMIS 2015 requirements. Employers & suppliers of chemical products are required to transition to the new WHMIS regulation.
Under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), companies with 6-19 employees are required to have a Health and Safety Representative. In order to perform their considerable legal duties and responsibilities effectively, the rep must receive appropriate training. This full-day course prepares them for success and ensures communication between owners, supervisors and workers.
JHSC Certification, Part Two training is required to become a Certified Member of a Joint Health and Safety Committee. It gives participants understanding, and tools for assessing and controlling common workplace-specific hazards using the information gained from Part One.
By Law, managers and supervisors must be able to demonstrate that they have taken "every precaution reasonable in the circumstances" to protect workers. Furthermore, they must be "competent" to carry out their roles. This interactive workshop will explain their legal duties and define what it means to be "competent" under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Understanding how to manage occupational health and safety responsibilities and liabilities is crucial to employers, managers or supervisors who represent an employer. You must prove that every precaution reasonable under the circumstances has been taken for the protection of the worker; thereby, protecting you from financial liability and/or jail time.
Employers must ensure that employees, who have supervisory or managerial positions, are informed of their legal responsibilities and receive adequate training to be able to identify health and safety issues. The increasing complexity of the work organization, work processes and work materials requires that managers and supervisors receive the necessary training specific to health and safety.
Effective health and safety inspections are one of the most important incident/accident prevention tools in a company's safety and health program. Using properly trained people in a planned inspection program will reduce incidents and property damage.

It is necessary to examine some underlying factors in a chain of events that ends in an accident. Even in the most seemingly straightforward accidents, seldom, if ever, is there only a single cause.
A hazard management plan will describe ways to minimize the likelihood of an incident by including 'controls' and measures to either prevent or manage hazards. Participants will learn how to implement and make a risk management plan more effective by monitoring the risks, and reviewing and updating the plan regularly.
Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act requires every workplace, having more than 5 employees, to create written policies on handling potential violence and harassment in the workplace; developing programs to implement these policies; reviewing these policies at least annually; conducting training on these policies. This training gives participants an understanding of the legislation and how to fulfill their obligations under OHSA.
Save when you book a DUE DILIGENCE class in the morning and WORKPLACE INSPECTIONS and ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION in the afternoon.

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by James Ebidia · July 14, 2016
by Carola Mittag · June 23, 2016