RTS Safety Consultants

SAFETY TRAINING COURSE MANUALS/PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Accident Investigation Training that Gets Results

Blood Borne Pathogen Training

Compressed Air Training

Confined Space Training

Conveyor Training

 

Crane Training

Designated Substance Control Program

Driver Training

Due Diligence Training for Management

Due Diligence Training for Supervisors

Effective Environment Health & Safety Management
Techniques for Middle Management

 

Emergency Response/Spills Training

Ergonomic Assessment

Extreme Temperatures Training

Fall Arrest Training

Fire Safety Training

First Aid Training

Handling Sharps Training

Hazard Assessment/Analysis

Hazard Identification Training

Hazard Specific Training

Health & Safety Audits (Workwell compliance)

Health and Safety Policy and Procedures Manual

 

Health, Safety & the Law Training

Hoist/Test Rig Training

Hot Work Training

Housekeeping

Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Inspection Training

Job Task Analysis

Joint Health and Safety Committee Training

Joint Heath & Safety Committee Part 2 Training:

  • Service Sector (office, restaurants, hotels, retail, etc.)
  • Healthcare, Warehouse & Distribution:
  • Construction, Transportation, Light Mfg., Assembly Line,
    and Garages/Dealerships
  • Heavy Manufacturing

Ladder Safety

Lift Truck Operator Training - NEW

Lift Truck Operator Training Refresher

Lift Truck Train-the-Trainer

Lock-out Training

Loss Control Leadership Training

Machine Safety Training

Machine/Job Work Instructions

Manual Material Handling Training

New Employee Induction Training

Noise Samples

Punch & Brake Press Safety

Respirator Fit Testing Training

Risk Communication Training

Senior Management Legal Responsibilities (Bill C-45)

Supervisor Health & Safety

Technical Safety Guarding

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training

Ventilation Assessment

WHMIS Refresher Training

 

WHMIS Training

WHMIS Train-the-Trainer Training

Work Refusal

Workplace Audit

Workplace Inspection Techniques that Get Results

Workplace Specific Training Topics

Workwell Audit Projects 

Workwell Compliance Training

 

                

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WEB-BASED TRAINING AVAILABLE

  • Hand Tools and Automotive Lifts
  • Health, Safety and The Law
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Machine Safety and Lockout / Tagout Procedure
  • Manager and Supervisor Safety Orientation
  • Material Handling
  • Accident Investigation
  • Health Hazards: Recognition, Assessment and Control
  • Workplace Inspection
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • WHMIS
  • Worker Safety Orientation

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CERTIFICATION PART 1

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires many workplaces in Ontario to establish and maintain a Joint Health and Safety Committee, with at least two "certified" committee members. Substantial fines are levied against employers who fail to meet this legal requirement.

Our Certification Training Part 1 is a two-day interactive learning process incorporating lectures, discussions, PowerPoint® presentations, videotapes, facilitator-led group exercises, role plays and case studies. The goal is to educate participants in the aspects of workplace health and safety required to become first-level certified members of the Joint Health and Safety Committee in their workplace.

Course material includes a detailed examination of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations, such as

· the roles, rights and responsibilities of all interested parties: WSIB, Ministry of Labour, Joint Health and Safety Committee, employer, manager, supervisor, employee and others

· training requirements of the Act and regulations

· work refusal and work stoppage

· enforcement of the Act and regulations

· JHSC member certification

· available information and resources

· effective communication and reporting

· identifying, assessing and controlling health and safety hazards

· occupational injuries and occupational illnesses

· workplace inspections and investigations

At the close of training, participants will have an opportunity to complete a practice test before taking the WSIB Certification Part 1 examination.

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CERTIFICATION TRAINING PART TWO/WORKPLACE- SPECIFIC HAZARD TRAINING


You may not be aware that Workplace-Specific Hazard Training is required for your Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) certified members by December 31, 2001.

First let's review some background information. This has been inevitable since the adoption of the internal responsibility system (IRS) and Joint Health and Safety Committees. Ontario's approach to workplace health and safety is now built on the principle of self-reliance. This requires a team of workers and managers in each workplace, and certain construction projects, to become knowledgeable in health and safety so that they can in turn manage the health and safety concerns of their workplace. Certification of the certified JHSC members was always intended to have two parts. The second part just took its time in coming, but it's here now.

Part Two or Workplace Specific Hazard Training focuses on significant hazards in your workplace. It requires assessing those hazards and providing training in ways to control and/or eliminate them. Workplace-Specific Hazard Training is specific to the needs of individual workplaces.

With Part Two, employers have the following specific responsibilities:
-Conduct a workplace hazard assessment.
-Determine significant hazards.
-Determine training needs.
-Ensure that at least two designated members complete the workplace specific training by the  deadline of December 31, 2001.

The first step is to determine what your workplace hazards are. It is usually beneficial to use the JHSC and a health and safety professional at this stage of the task. The goal is to determine all sources of potential injury, and illness. Using the JHSC not only assists in determining the issues specific to the workplace but also encourages "buy-in" for the training that will be conducted in the future. The health and safety professional gives you the perspective of an expert that is familiar with the legislation and the industry on a larger scale. This will ensure that you have not overlooked issues that you may not have dealt with at your location that are potential concerns in your industry.

To conduct a workplace hazard assessment you must inspect your workplace for hazards that may effect a worker's health and safety. This activity should include at least:

-Conducting a physical inspection of the workplace focusing on behaviours of workers and   conditions
-Benchmarking with other related industries
-Ministry of Labour standards that apply to your workplace and past orders
-Occupational health and safety legislation that applies to your workplace
-Manufactures' and suppliers' guidelines & data books Canadian Standards Association   (CSA) standards and other governing bodies
-Personal and environmental exposure sampling tests results
-Health and Safety policies and procedures
-Workplace Hazardous Materials Information (WHMIS) inventory
-Material Safety Data Sheets
-WSIB reports
-Incident/illness records
-JHSC minutes and previous inspection reports
-General observations about your workplace
-Input from knowledgeable workers

The next step is usually termed the analysis stage. Here you are deciding which hazards are "significant" to your workplace. This involves the determination of what issues are most likely to be of concern in your workplace (probability) and would lead to the most sever consequences (severity).

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Key points to consider should include:

- Has the hazard contributed to a workplace injury or illness?
- What is its potential for future injury or illness?
- What types or severity of injury/illness could occur from exposure to the hazard?
- Has the hazard contributed to "near misses"? How likely will these cause injury or illness   now or in the future?
- How many workers are exposed to or likely to come into contact with the hazard?

After this exercise you will be ready to determine your training needs. You must train your workers on the significant hazards identified. There are specific goals of the Workplace-Specific Hazard Training.

Workplace-Specific Hazard Training should provide an overview of the hazards. Specifically, for every significant hazard in your workplace, the certified members should be able to:
- Describe the hazard and how it may cause injury or illness
- Identify the relevant legislation, standards and guidelines for the hazard
- Describe how to identify and assess the hazard
- Describe ways of controlling the hazard
"Prepare an action plan to identify, assess and control the hazard, based on an actual    workplace situation."

When Workplace-Specific Training is completed you must inform the WSIB of the training needs identified by the hazard assessment and confirm that the training is complete. WSIB can be notified by the completion of the Workplace-Specific Hazard Training Confirmation form provided by the WSIB.

Then you will finally be able to state that your certified members have received as WSIB states "Final Certification".

As you can imagine, the process will raise many questions and lots of activity.

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ISO 18001-1999 UPDATE


ISO 18001-1999 provides a useful guideline for organizations seeking to adopt voluntary measures for OH&S management. ISO18001-1999 will also be of interest to organizations currently registered under the ISO 14001, QS 9000 and ISO 9000 series of management systems standards. It is expected that ISO 18001 will be approved by the International Organization for Standards in the spring of 2003.

ISO 18001-1999 specifies the components of a structured OH&S management system.

It is a generic standard, intended to apply to all types and sizes of organizations. The Standard does not specify legal requirements, nor does compliance with this Standard confer immunity from legal proceedings or prosecution. However the systematic review and control of hazards will allow middle and senior management to experience a level of due diligence which they would not experience other wise. ISO 18001 includes management system elements, general safety requirements such as OHS policy, planning, implementation and operation and checking and corrective action. ISO 18001 also covers Occupational Health and Safety specifications, including how the planning for hazard identification, risk analysis, risk control, and OH&S legal and other requirements are linked with the other elements of the OH&S management system.

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MEETING COMPETENCY FOR SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS UNDER THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT

Duration: 1 day
Location: Client's location
Individuals: health and safety professionals, supervisors, leadhands, foremans managers and senior managers

Content:
This course will focus on the definitions of competence under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and how it is interpreted in case history by the government. It will provide a comparison of the differences and similarities of the responsibilities and requirements of health and safety professional, the supervisor and senior and middle management. Sample tools will also be distributed and used during the training to assist you when you return to your workplace. Various case studies will be conducted to solidify the key factors presented during the training session.

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CRSP PREPARATORY COURSE

Duration: 3 days
Location: Mississauga, Barrie, Waterloo/Cambridge Area, Toronto, Oshawa/Kingston.
Individuals: Anyone involved in health & safety at their workplace.

Content:
We will act as your personal tutor and ensure that your efforts are effective and timely by providing guidance, action plans, training programs and system evaluations. The studying, research and learning can only be done by the participant. However, if you are committed, we can ensure that you will receive your designation.

The first step will be to determine if you are eligible to sit the exam and attain your designation. This will be done at a meeting where we will review your experience and documentation. The session should take 2 to 4 hours.

Once that is out of the way then we will evaluate your level of understanding and depth of health and safety knowledge.

We will then develop an action plan and begin the process of preparing you to attain your designation. We will meet on a mutually agreeable basis (twice a month 3 hours per session) which will allow you to absorb the information and ensure you are meeting the action plan.

The course will focus on some of the following key elements: ergonomics, environmental practices, risk management, occupational health, safety and environmental systems, safety techniques and technology, fire prevention and protection accident theory, occupational hygiene, health & safety and the law.

We will review example examination questions to highlight principles of preparing/planning for the exam, studying for the exam and taking the exam.

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CSP PREPARATORY COURSE

Duration: 5 days
Location: Mississauga, Barrie, Waterloo/Cambridge Area, Toronto, Oshawa/Kingston.
Individuals: Anyone involved in health & safety at their workplace.

Content:
Course will focus on some of the following key elements: Ergonomics, Environmental practices, risk management, occupational health, safety and environmental systems, safety techniques and technology, fire prevention and protection accident theory, occupational hygiene, health & safety and the law. We will review example examination questions to highlight principles of preparing/planning for the exam, studying for the exam and taking the exam.

 

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SAFETY MANAGERS INTRODUCTORY TRAINING PROGRAM

OBJECTIVE AND DELIVERABLES:
Your safety manager must be familiar with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and to coordinate the workplace health & safety activities. They must have formal training including but not limited to:
Health, safety and the law
Planned workplace inspections
Accident investigation
Loss control management
Occupational health and safety certification training.

This two day introductory training program session will provide the basics of their requirements. The training program will include:

1. Legislation
a) Demonstrate the ability to look up information in the OHSA and regulations
b) Identify responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers
c) Recognize the importance of the Internal Responsibility System
d) Define the key terms in the Act and Regulations
e) Recognize the fines and penalties listed in the Act
f) Understand the role, powers and functions of an MOL inspector
g) Distinguish between different regulations made under the Act.

2. Loss Control Management Principles
- Due Diligence
- Auditing/ Inspections
- Joint Health & Safety Committee
- Procedures
- Physical and Chemical Health Hazards
- Designated Substances
- Fire Protection and First Aid
- Implementation of the Committee
- Accident/Incident Investigation

3. Due Diligence
- Define good management principles
- Recognize how it links to the Internal Responsibility System
- Understand how a good policy and program contributes to Due Diligence

4. Auditing/ workplace Inspection
- Understand the role auditing/inspection
- Review different auditing/inspection systems
- Demonstrate the need for auditing/inspection of their program
- Develop an audit/inspection for an element of a safety and health program.

5. Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)
- Understand the role of the JHSC in the firm
- Identify the powers and functions of the JHSC
- Recognize the structure and operation of an effective JHSC
- Review the importance of recommendations made by the JHSC

6. Procedures
- Review the legal need for a policy and program for health & safety
- Define what a policy and procedure is
- Explain the components of a good procedure
- Recognize that both legal and company procedures exist
- Review the company procedure manual
- Discuss methods for implementing these procedures

7. Physical and Chemical Hazards
- Define the relevant legislation for physical and chemical health hazards
- Identify the health effects of specific hazards such as dust, noise
- Select different control methods appropriate for these hazards
- Evaluate the workplace for these hazards

8. Designated Substances
- Review relevant legislation for designated substances
- Explain the components of a good control program
- Evaluate the company program and recommend improvements

9. Fire Protection and First aid
- Identify relevant parts of the fire code
- Understand specific requirements for fire protection equipment
- Recognize the need for an emergency plan for the workplace
- Identify the workplace requirements for first aid

10. Implementation Committee
- Organize a committee to implement the safety and health program
- Develop Terms of Reference for the committee
- Define the purpose of the committee
- Identify what tools and resources are required to achieve the purpose
- Identify problems for the implementation process
- Develop solutions for these
- Develop timelines and task lists for implementing

 

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CURRENT TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

Class 1 - Electric Motor, Rider Trucks
Lift Code 1 - Counterbalance, Rider Type, Stand-Up
Lift Code 4 - Three Wheel, Electric Trucks, Sit-Down
Lift Code 5 _ Counterbalance Rider, Cushion Tire, Sit Down
Lift Code 6 - Counterbalance Rider, Pneumatic or Either, Sit Down

Class 2 - Electric Motor, Narrow Aisle
Lift Code 1 - High Lift Straddle
Lift Code 2 - Order Picker
Lift Code 3 - Reach Type Outrigger
Lift Code 4 - Side loaders, Side loader/Platform, Side loaders High Lift Pallet
Lift Code 6 - Turret, Low Lift Pallet, Low

Class 3 - Electric Motor Hand tucks
Lift Code 7 - High Lift Counterbalance
Lift Code 8 - Low Lift Walkie/Rider Pallet and End Control

Class 4 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks
Lift Code 3 - Fork, Counterbalance, Cushion Tire

Class 5 - Internal Combustion Engine Trucks/Pneumatic Tires Only
Lift Code 4 - Fork, Counterbalance, Pneumatic Tire

Class 6 - Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors
Lift Code 1 - Sit Down Rider

Class 7 - Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck
Lift Code 1 - All Rough Terrain Fork Lift Trucks


DUE DILIGENCE

Due Diligence means taking every reasonable precaution to protect the Health and Safety of workers. Demystify the process of establishing and maintaining a successful Health & Safety System and ensure your organization's compliance with the Due Diligence Legislative Obligations.
We have assisted over TWENTY companies in Workwell audits in the last few years. We have a 100% pass rate. You will be in good hands under our direction.

Session Overview:

Preparing for a WSIB Workwell Safety Audit
Critical Health & Safety Program Success Indicators
Trends in Health & Safety Prosecutions
Success Strategies from an Employer's Perspective

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WORKWELL COMPLIANCE TRAINING PROGRAM

Duration: 1 day
Location: Clients location
Individuals: Sr. Mgmt Rep, Middle Mgmt Rep, Supervisors, JHSC members, Worker/Union rep

Content:
A one day seminar on how to pass a workwell audit. It will provide examples of policies and procedures required. It will give a step by step account on how to do it. Need to have a good representation from the JHSC and managers to be most effective.

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EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR MIDDLE MANAGEMENT

Duration: 1 day
Location: Client's location
Individuals: health and safety professionals, supervisors, leadhands, foremen, managers and senior managers

Content:
This course will focus on the definitions of competence under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and how it is interpreted in case history by the government. It will review key health and safety management principles and the history of their development. The primary methods of recognizing, identifying and controlling a safety issue will be presented and validated through recent Ministry of Labour cases. Sample tools will also be distributed and used during the training to assist you when you return to your workplace. Various case studies will be conducted to solidify the key factors presented during the training session.

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MEET YOUR LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS WHILE RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS

Let us assist you in managing your Health & Safety Responsibilities
And save you lost profits

With continuing changes in health and safety laws and regulations it is nearly impossible to keep up with health & safety issues while dealing with global competition and day-to-day activities at the workplace.

Most importantly the increased personal liability regarding health & safety compliance is rising at an alarming rate with individuals receiving personal fines and jail terms as well as corporations being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and being publicly disgraced in the media.

 

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HOW WE CAN HELP?

We will work with you to develop programs that are effective, practical and most importantly maintainable for your specific workplace. Initially, Raising The Standard Consulting Inc. will provide you with a true assessment of your workplace hazards and required systems to control these hazards. Through our assessment we will determine where you stand in health & safety and develop the systems that will compliment your organization's daily activities.

Secondly, we will provide you with an on-going health & safety maintenance program to help you stay on track. We will conduct an annual accident analysis, a compliance audit that complies with Workwell and identify a yearly health & safety objectives/action plan. We will provide immediate response to health & safety questions, attend quarterly JHSC meetings, and provide quarterly reviews of your health & safety program. We will conduct an annual training needs analysis and environmental legislative audit for ISO 14001. In addition we will send you our monthly health & safety newsletter The Turning Point.

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HEALTH & SAFETY MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

To raise the health and safety culture of your organisation, we will conduct the following services:
· Conduct an annual accident analysis, compliance audit that complies with Workwell and   develop a yearly health & safety objectives/action plan
· Provide an Annual training needs analysis
· Provide an Annual Environmental Legislation Audit (ISO 14001)
· Attend quarterly meetings with the Joint Health and Safety Committee and Senior   Management
· Provide a quarterly review of your health and safety program

We will also provide you with immediate response to health and safety questions and a free 1 year subscription to our monthly health & safety newsletter.


Raising the Standard Consulting Inc. has a proven record of excellence in providing cost-effective solutions in a spectrum of EH&S issues through the development of exceptional policies and programs. We have attained excellence in various industries including retail product distribution, food industry, construction, dry chemical manufacturing and, mining and steel manufacturing over the last 10 years. We have managed over TWENTY Workwell audit compliance projects in the last year. We have maintained a 100% pass rate in businesses ranging from educational institutions to steel manufacturing plants. WE HAVE SAVED THE LAST TEN ORGANIZATIONS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN LEVIED SURCHARGES. Therefore averaging a savings of $100,000.00 per client. You will be in good hands under our direction.

To receive more information on this excellent reduced maintenance program please contact us at (905) 840-1918. Email rtsc@rtsconsulting.com. Fax 905-840-3135.


RTS Consulting Inc
 
Character and Integrity Training
Compliance Audits
Construction Safety
Continuous Improvement / Maintenance Program
Construction Services
CRSP Preparation Workshop  
Emergency Disaster
Environmental Management Systems
Ergonomics
Growing a Green Economy
Hazard Alerts
Hazard Specific Control Modules 
Human Resources
Joint Health & Safety Committee
Certification Part 1 & 2
JHSC Registration 2014 - 1     
JHSC Registration 2014 - 2     
New WSIB Accreditation
Noise / Indoor Air Quality
OHSAS 18001 (ISO 18000)
Respirator Fit Testing
Safety Consultants
Safety Group Assistance
Safety Maintenance Program
Safety Training Courses
Sustainable development
Training & Program Development
Useful Links
Web Based Safety Training
Web Based Training Demos
Web Based Training -Company Reg.
Workwell Safety Audits

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