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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
August 24, 2016
 
 
Canadian Excellence

General Health and Safety Training



These health and safety sessions are open to all employees.  To request a training for your department or staff please fill out a request form.

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Laurier Health & Safety Awareness Training

MANDATORY awareness training for both workers and supervisors

Ontario Regulation (O. Reg 297/13) comes into force on July 1, 2014, setting out MANDATORY occupational health and safety awareness training to be provided to workers and supervisors.

To ensure Laurier is in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and O. Reg. 297/13, all Laurier employees must complete MANDATORY on-line awareness training. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring their staff complete this mandatory training. 

The intent of the mandatory awareness training program is to increase workers' and supervisors' knowledge of basic rights and responsibilities under the OHSA and heighten awareness of basic workplace health and safety issues.  The training promotes the Internal Responsibility System (IRS), which is based on the principle that workplace parties themselves are in the best position to identify health and safety problems and develop solutions.  Employers, supervisors and workers share in the responsibility for occupational health and safety and their roles and responsibilities are an important component of the awareness training programs.

The legislation requires employers to ensure that workers and supervisors receive training on: 

  • The rights and duties of the workplace parties under the OHSA.
  • The role of the Joint Health & Safety Committee under the OHSA.
  • The roles of the Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Safe Workplace Associations designated under the OHSA.

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First Aid and CPR Certification

This day long course, is offered as part of the First Aid Program to all faculty and staff who wish to gain a general knowledge of first aid principles and emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: Roles and responsibilities, responsive and unresponsive casualties, adult resuscitation including CPR and AED, wounds, dressings and bandages and burns and medical conditions (diabetes, seizures, asthma and anaphylactic shock). There are no prerequisites for this course.  All candidates will receive a first aid manual.  This certification is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. 

Registrations for this training will be facilitated as specified in Laurier's First Aid Procedure.

Priority acceptance will be given to Staff and Faculty who have been designated as a first aid attendant for their area.  First aid attendants are responsible for administering first aid treatment and managing a first aid station.  SHERM may require confirmation of your role as first attendant from your supervisor.

Priority acceptance will also be given to registrants when first aid training is appropriate based on the risks involved with their position or department/faculty.  SHERM may require confirmation of the appropriateness of this training from your supervisor.

If space remains available, registrations will be accepted for Staff and Faculty who do not manage a first aid station.  

NOTE: Students interested in taking this course may be accommodated if space permits. Students must register for this course by contacting chaywood@wlu.ca.  A $100 fee is required to attend this session. Cheques must be brought to the SHERM office two weeks prior to the course, and can be made out to Wilfrid Laurier University.

For further information on this training, please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca.    

This training typically runs twice a year (Spring/Fall).

 
Fork Lift Safety

This course is only to those areas using lift truck devices. available to This course is made up of two parts. Part I: is designed to give participants a general understanding of various aspects of operating a forklift safely. Participants will review legal responsibilities, hazard identification, load capacity, forklift stability and also the importance of daily checks. Part II: Participants will be required to undergo a practical competency test. Both parts must be completed in order for the participant to receive their certificate.

 

For further information or to request a training, please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca

 
Housekeeping

This session will discuss how effective housekeeping can eliminate some workplace hazards and help to get the job done safely and efficiently. This session is generally offered in conjunction with other general health and safety topics (Manual Material Handling, Housekeeping, Ladder Safety and Slips, Trips & Falls).

For further information or to request a training, please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca

 
Ladder Safety

Falls from ladders are common to virtually all industries. Ontario regulates the use of ladders in all workplaces because the improper use of a ladder could result in significant injuries. This 45 minute session will guide you to selecting the proper ladder for the job, safe use and set-up of a ladder and inspecting a ladder, thereby reducing the risk of injury associated with improper ladder use.

For further information or to request a training, please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca

 
Lockout/Tagout

This training session is only provided to employees responsible for the locking and tagging out of equipment. This 2 hour session will provide employees with basic principles of lockout/tagout procedures specific to Wilfrid Laurier University. It will also address responsibilities associated with lockouts.

For more information, or to request training please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca

 
Prepare Training

Being involved in a crisis situation at work is uncomfortable and sometimes unpredictable.  There may be times we can see a crisis emerging but are unsure how to keep it from escalating.  Prepare Training is specifically tailored to an educational setting and provides the framework for handling any crisis situation.  This four hour course, facilitated by SHERM and Special Constable Service, will give you the tools to recognize, understand and be prepared to handle a crisis situation. You will learn how to respond in an effective way that also maintains an environment of Respect, Service and Safety at Work. The skills you learn to apply in your work environment can also be used in settings outside work.  Find out how you can change the outcome of an escalating crisis by changing your response to it.

For further information on this training, please contact Cindy Schmidt at cschmidt@wlu.ca.

 
Pandemic Awareness Training

The University Pandemic Response Plan identifies the need to educate the Laurier community during a declared influenza pandemic.

For more information, or to request training please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca

 
Slips, Trips and Falls

This one hour session provides participants with knowledge to understand how slips, trips and falls occur; how to identify hazards in the workplace; and how to work to ensure that effective control measures are implemented. This session is generally offered in conjunction with other general health and safety topics (Manual Material Handling, Housekeeping, Ladder Safety & Slips, Trips and Falls).

For more information, or to request training please contact Christine Haywood at chaywood@wlu.ca

 
Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Training

This training session will address key issues relating to Workplace Violence and Harassment legislation, reporting and resolution initiatives, identifying suspicious behaviours and providing the information you need to understand your responsibilities.  Training is available in class and online.

To request this training, please contact Donna Kubica dkubica@wlu.ca