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Occupational Health and Safety Courses

EHS Zone has been approved by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) to provide JHSC Certification Part One Training under the new standards.

EHS Zone provides a variety of Occupational Health and Safety courses for workers and supervisors. The training sessions are held at our location in Vaughan, ON and also in different training centers around the GTA. We also offer customized training sessions at customer sites.

Each class size has between 6 to 25 persons; power point slides with contents based on the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislations are used; examples of issues and situations specific to each customer are presented and discussed with the class.

Training effectiveness, training evaluation, including practical evaluation for specific trainings such as Lock Out / Tag Out are conducted at the end of each session.

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We are committed to help you to decrease your workers compensation insurance premiums while guiding your site on the steps towards a safer and more productive work environment.
EHS Zone encourages the adoption of proactive rather than reactive solutions in regards to the safety culture in the workplace.
We have assisted over 1500 employees in Canada and across the Americas to go home safely everyday after their work journey. We have provided and coordinated over 2000 training units / year in the past 15 years.
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Book with us any of the following Occupational Health and Safety courses:

Legal Requirements as Required By the OHSA and Regulations:

Section 9(12) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires an employer to ensure that at least one member of the committee representing the employer and at least one member representing workers are certified.

Course Content / Elements Covered:

JHSC Certification Part One training is generic to all workplaces that require certified members, regardless of workplace sector.

JHSC Certification Part Two focuses on sector and workplace-specific hazards and is where participants will learn how to identify and control hazards that are present at their workplace/sector, and develop health and safety action plans to address those hazards.

Only a CPO-approved training provider with a CPO-approved JHSC Certification Training Program can deliver JHSC Certification training Part One, Part Two and Refresher.

In order to be certified, learners must complete the Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training Parts 1 and 2. Part 2 must be completed within six months of completion of Part 1.

For more information on the JHSC Certification Training and to REGISTER for one of our upcoming classes, visit JHSC Certification

(4 h.): $ 1,200.00 up to 15 persons / class

Legal Requirements as Required By the OHSA and Regulations:

  • Under Section 25 (2)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, it states that “An employer shall ensure that when appointing a supervisor, appoint a competent person” Section 25(2)(a) says that employers are required to “provide instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker”.
  • Section 51 and 52 of OHSA, discusses what employers are required to do in the event of serious accidents at the workplace.
  • WSIB WorkWell audit section 2.1(c) and 6.1(h) both require the employer to demonstrate that they have provided training to supervisors.

Course Content / Elements Covered:

This program is based on the 5 WHY’s Six Sigma technique of incident investigation, which purpose is to identify the root cause (s) of the occurrence in order to prevent similar cases in the future.Participants will investigate a real case with the class.
A review of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and what it says is required for notification.

(4 h.): $ 1,000.00 up to 10 persons / class

Legal Requirements as Required By the OHSA and Regulations

Participants will receive training in Legislation as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations.

  • Regulation 632/05
  • Regulation 213/91 – Section 221
  • Regulation 851 – Section 119
  • OHSA – Section 25(2)(A),(D), and (H)

The purpose of confined space training is to assist your company with preventing accidents, illnesses and losses associated with confined space entry.

This training will provide you with information necessary to:

  • Recognize confined spaces and related hazards.
  • Recognize controls.
  • Identify elements of an effective confined space program.
  • Evaluate and improve your basic confined space program (if there is already one in place).
  • Compare/check your program against a standard, identify deficiencies and identify actions to be taken to achieve standard.
(4 h.): $ 1,500.00 up to 15 persons / class

A new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13), which came into force last July 1, 2014, requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under the Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

Participants will receive training in the following elements:

  • Duties of workers under the OHSA.
  • Duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA.
  • Roles of health and safety representatives and Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) under the OHSA.
  • Roles of the MOL, WSIB and entities under the OHSA section 22.5.
  • Common workplace hazards.
  • Requirements of Regulation 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
  • Occupational illness, including latency O. Reg. 297/13 subsection 1 (3).
(8 h.): $ 2,000.00 up to 10 persons / class

A new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13), which came into force last July 1, 2014, requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under the Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Under Section 25 (2) (c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, it states that “An employer shall ensure that when appointing a supervisor, appoint a competent person

  • Section 25 (2) (a) says that employers are required to “provide instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker”.
  • Section 25 (2) (h) states that an employer “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers.
  • WSIB WorkWell audit section 2.1 (c) and 6.1 (h) both require the employer to demonstrate that they have provided training to supervisors.

Participants will receive training in the following elements:

  • Duties and rights of workers under the OHSA.
  • Duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA.
  • Roles of health and safety representatives and Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) under the OHSA.
  • Roles of the MOL, WSIB and entities under the OHSA section 22.5.
  • How to recognize, access, control hazards in the workplace and how to evaluate these controls.
  • Sources of information on occupational health and safety O. Reg. 297/14 subsection 2(3).
  • Benefits of a Health and Safety Program, Policies & Safe Work Instructions.
  • How to read and understand the Act and its regulations.
(4 h.): $ 1,200.00 up to 10 persons / class

LOTO is required as per the following Regulations:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Industrial Establishments (Regulation 851).
  • Section 42 – Electrical Lockout.
  • Sections 75 and 76 – Maintenance and Repairs.

Participants will receive training on the following elements:

  • What is Lock Out/Tag Out?
  • The Six-Step Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures.
  • Manager and Employee Responsibilities.
  • Lockout/Tagout Regulations.
  • Machine Lockout/Guarding.
  • How To Identify Lockout Situations.
  • Energy types.
  • Lock Out/Tag Out Devices.
(2 h.): $ 500.00 up to 15 persons / class

Both the OHSA and the Regulation 851 have provisions that relate to work involving powered lift trucks. Clauses 25(2)(a), (c) and (d) deal generally with worker training and supervision. And clause 25(2)(h) is the most general duty of all, requiring an employer to “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker”. Subsections 51(1) and (2) of Regulation 851 are more specific, with provisions that apply to a “lifting device”, defined as, a device that is used to raise or lower any material or object and includes its rails and other supports but does not include a device to which the Elevating Devices Act applies.

Participants will receive training on the following elements:

  • Identify hazards when a load is being carried.
  • Training requirements to operate powered lifting devices.
  • What to do and what NOT to do when a lift truck is left unattended.
  • Identify hazards when a load is being handled in regards to height and weight restrictions.
  • Why should extra caution be applied when loads are in a raised position.
  • What out for operator who does not have a clear view.
  • Types of barriers, warning signs, designated walkways or other safeguards used in the workplaces to protect pedestrians.
(2 h.): $ 500.00 up to 15 persons / class

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment.

Participants will receive training on the following elements:

  • PPE and the industrial hygiene principle as of the hierarchy in regards to the controls of workplace hazards.
  • Some statistics on PPE.
  • why PPE should be used in the workplace.
  • how to properly use and maintain your PPE.
  • CSA safety standards in relation to PPE.
(4 h.): $ 800.00 up to 10 persons / class

Training consists of discussions regarding what a Hazard is and how to recognize it.

Participants will receive instruction in the following topics:

  • Difference between hazard x risk.
  • Main types of hazards in the workplace (specific for your type of industry).
  • Workplace Inspections: example of specific check lists / area, example of inspection schedule, examples of action plans and how to track completion.
  • JSA (Job Safety Analysis): to assist you in developing procedures for each task / operation considering any controls or recommendations to be taken in order to execute them safely.
(3 h.): $ 750.00 up to 15 persons / class

In Canada over 42,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents. This number represents about 17% of the “time-loss injuries” that were accepted by workers’ compensation boards or commissions across Canada (based on statistics from Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, 2011).

Statistics show that the majority (66%) of falls happen on the same level resulting from slips and trips.

Participants will receive training on the following elements:

  • Basic cause of falls.
  • How slips and trips occur.
  • Roles of floor surfaces, stairs, walkways, housekeeping, obstructions, spills, and outdoor issues.
  • Worker and employer responsibilities.
  • Prevention of slip and trip hazards on surfaces and floors.
  • Prevention of slip and trip hazards on stairs.
(3 h.): $ 750.00 up to 15 persons / class

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

If you have solvents, paints, inks or cleaners at your workplace, then you have hazardous materials, and under the WHMIS Regulation, generic WHMIS training is your obligation.

Learn the intent of WHMIS legislation and legal responsibilities, the significance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), supplier labels and hazardous symbols, the hazard classifications, and their health effects.

Site-specific WHMIS training is your obligation under the WHMIS Regulations.

Does your company have any of the following Designated Substances?

  • Acrylonitrile
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Coke Oven Emissions
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Isocyanates
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Silica
  • Vinyl Chloride