SPECIALIZED WORKPLACE TRAINING CERTIFICATE
This course is ideally suited to those participants who will be exposed to hazards such as asbestos, silica or lead. The course includes first aid as well as information pertaining to working in confined spaces and provides the regulations for hatch watch and rescue awareness. The course length is 42 hours.
Lead dust and fumes inhalation or consumption can result in lead poisoning and have severe health consequences. This awareness course will help you understand the risks to your health that lead poisoning can cause. This course will also help you identify the sources of lead dust and fumes and provide information on the methods of protecting yourself. The course also provides information on best practices for an exposure control plan and how to implement it, as well as lead removal and or abatement.
Silica the silent killer: exposure to silica dust can cause severe respiratory distress and even death. This awareness course will help you understand the risks to your health that exposure to silica dust can cause. It will also help you identify the sources of silica dust and provide information on the methods of protecting yourself. The course also provides information on best practices for an exposure control plan and how to implement it.
SAFE WORK FOR HANDLING ASBESTOS
Asbestos is a hazardous material. If employers and workers do not take proper precautions for work around asbestos, workers may develop serious chronic health problems or even die of an asbestos-related disease. To prevent these health problems, Work Safe BC has developed requirements detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the Regulation). In this course, we discuss these regulations as well as the responsibilities of the employer, supervisor and worker. The participants will learn how to avoid being exposed to asbestos, the correct PPE to be worn and what control measures are required. It will also discuss risk assessment, the importance of accurate record keeping, correct documentation, work procedure and correct disposal of asbestos.
A respirator is an essential tool in many work environments. The respirator must be fitted to the user and have an effective seal, or it will allow leakage, which is a safety hazard and in a toxic environment and can lead to serious illness. Each participant is fit tested with their own respirator, which they must provide for this course.
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY RESCUE AWARENESS
Using a combination of classroom discussion and skill-based training, participants will develop the ability to initiate and conduct non-entry confined space rescue. Participants will gain insight into hazard identification, assessment and control, incident response, regulatory requirements for entry and rescue, first responders’ roles and responsibilities and limitations of standard and specialized confined space equipment.
This course introduces the basic principles of fall prevention and protection, as well as types of fall protection systems available and the most appropriate use of each of them. It also covers requirements to comply with current international standards in fall protection.
This one-day certification course meets first aid requirements for Work Safe BC OFA Level 1. Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued a Work Safe BC Occupational First Aid certificate. Participants will learn emergency scene management, minor wound care, CPR and AED training. This course is for British Columbia only all other provinces it is the 2-day Standard First Aid.
This one-day certification course focuses specifically on the transport of injured workers to medical aid. There will be a review of OFA 1 standard and critical airway breathing and C-spine management. This course will cover patient handling and lifting techniques as well as spine board and basket immobilization. This course is only for British Columbia.