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Courses will be available for download here
*Please Note: Courses unavailable for download include Aerial Lifts, First Aider 1/CPR, H2S Alive, Mould Growth in Construction, S.C.O.T - THE Safety Pass, Scaffolding Safety, WHMIS - Global Harmonized System.
Please see course descriptions below for reference.
Certificate of Training
All participants receive either a Certificate of Attendance or the highly coveted Certificate of Training for each course successfully completed at the conference. Certificates of Training are only distributed to those individuals who attended the training workshop and completed the competency evaluation (a written and/or practical performance test).
Aerial lift platforms are vital pieces of equipment used at various worksites. Their proper use is critical to the safety of both the operator and his or her coworkers. Topics covered in this workshop will include: types and components of platforms, preoperational (safety) requirements, safe operation techniques and fall protection.
An arc flash is a short circuit through the air. When insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is breached or can no longer withstand the applied voltage, an arc flash occurs. Regulations require the calculation of a “flash protection boundary” inside of which qualified workers must be protected. The development of safe work procedures and personal protective equipment will be reviewed. This session will provide awareness and information to all who may be exposed to the danger of arc flash.
Communicating key safety information is an essential component of a safety management system. This workshop is geared toward supervisors and safety representatives and anyone tasked with the responsibility of ensuring worker safety. Due diligence, documentation and reasonable and practical techniques for communicating essential safety information will be highlighted.
Confined Space Entry/Rescue
Confined spaces present life threatening hazards in construction. This workshop is for supervisors, safety coordinators and anyone who is responsible for coordinating or supervising work in confined spaces as well as those workers required to enter confined spaces. Course elements will include all elements in the one day Confined Space Awareness course and also detail entry and rescue procedures. This workshop includes an interactive practical demonstration of proper work procedures utilizing required breathing apparatus and rescue equipment.
Developing Safe Work Procedures
This course provides an overview of hazard assessment, risk assessment and controls. The main emphasis of the course is job hazard analysis and how that translates into a SAFE work procedure that can be used on the job. Legislation requires all employers to “develop safe work procedures for work that is done at the workplace, train their workers in the safe procedures and ensure worker compliance.” This session will assist all levels of an organization’s employees to: recognize when a written procedure is required, conduct an analysis on a particular work task to identify the steps, hazards and controls and write the final step-by-step procedure.
Excavation & Trenching Half Day
Construction work conducted in trenches and excavations is some of the most hazardous in the industry. This course will discuss excavation and trenching hazards, including electrical hazards, with emphasis on safe work practices, procedures, and current technology. The WSH Regulation, as it pertains to excavation and trenching, will be detailed along with provincial guidelines and codes of practice.
Fall Protection Systems
Zero Tolerance for lack of fall protection! Are you at risk? This workshop will provide participants with information on new fall protection requirements as well as the opportunity to examine the latest safety equipment. Fall arrest systems, guardrail alternatives and CSA Standards will be discussed.
Fall Protection Systems and Rescue
In Manitoba, the workplace safety requirements for fall protection are very strict. Often forgotten is the legal requirement to also ensure an employer includes an Emergency Rescue Plan in the event of a fall. This workshop will provide participants with information on the Manitoba fall protection requirements and detail the steps to take in the event of a fall. Participants will also have the opportunity discuss horizontal and vertical fall arrest systems, guardrail alternatives and CSA Standards.
First Aider I/CPR
Have you ever been first on the scene? This nationally recognized workshop will provide attendees with practical assessment techniques and basic life saving skills in: artificial respiration, choking, bleeding, bandaging of wounds, dealing with shock and unconsciousness, identifying heart attack and stroke victims and training in CPR. An official First Aid/CPR certificate will be issued which is valid for 3 years.
This half day workshop is designed to meet the requirements of WSH Legislation and is intended for workers with limited or no previous experience as flag persons. The course will provide information on employer and worker responsibilities while equipping trainees with practical procedures to control traffic; safe flagging, positioning and tools to communicate effectively with workers and the general public on Manitoba roadways.
This course informs workers on the hazards they might encounter while working in an area that has hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless gas that occurs naturally from the earth’s environment or can be produced by human activities. It takes very little exposure of this hazardous substance to cause serious illnesses and even death. This course covers: What is Hydrogen Sulfide?, where can Hydrogen Sulfide be found, testing & Exposable limits, first aid and treatment to H2S exposure.
Hazard Assessment, Analysis & Control
This workshop will provide workers, supervisors, safety representatives, and committee members with a process and information to assist with the identification of existing and potential worksite hazards with emphasis placed on “pre-job” and “on-going” hazard assessments. In addition to guided instruction, attendees will also be given the opportunity to practice and apply the new skills they’ve learned through the completion of course case studies.
When there’s an incident on your site, it’s key to determine what caused the event and how to prevent a reoccurrence. This workshop will provide Management, Supervisors and Safety Committee Members and Representatives with the information they require to develop an effective investigation policy and procedures. A practical investigation element outlining legal obligations will be included with the focus on developing effective recommendations to prevent a reoccurrence.
The identification of hazards is a vital component of an organization’s overall safety & loss prevention system and a legal requirement under the WSH Act & Regulation. This workshop will provide Supervisors and Safety Representatives with information on various types of inspections, required documentation, and communication and control techniques.
Mould Growth in Construction – Avoiding Costly Clean-ups
The session will focus in on key factors that can lead to the formation of mould in the first place, and how best to reduce these risks through effective, timely response to any moisture concerns. Attendance will leave with a general understanding of their key obligations under existing Health & Safety Legislation and related sections of the Public Health Act. Participants will gain additional insight of the issue through a general discussion surrounding the PROS & CONS of testing, remedial options, and suggestions on how best to mitigate their liability.
Prime Contractor & Project Safety Plans
Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Legislation requires a Prime Contractor to be designated on all construction projects where more than one employer or self-employed person(s) are involved in work on site at the same time. The Prime Contractor is granted overall responsibility to ensure compliance with WSH regulations at the worksite. Worksite activities need to be coordinated so that the work of one employer does not create unsafe conditions for the workers of another employer on the site. Since construction projects vary in size, hazard exposure, and working conditions, a written site-specific plan has become customary for all construction projects regardless of size and duration. CSAM's The Safety Conference Prime Contractor & Project Safety Plans course will focus on providing companies with effective guidelines to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities, giving instruction on how to create a project safety plans and help with developing practical methods to meet these requirements.
Safety Representative & Committees
Legally, every employer on every jobsite must have at minimum a designated safety representative and/or a safety committee familiar with their legal duties and responsibilities. What’s happening on your work sites? What should you be doing? This workshop is specifically tailored to the roles of the site worker safety representatives and committee members. Learn the guidelines and practical solutions to dealing with your legislated responsibilities for safety and health concerns on the jobsite and within your company.
Safety Skills For Supervisors
Do yourself a favour…be informed! As a Worksite Supervisor or member of a Management Team, you have a great deal of responsibility and accountability for those under your direct supervision. Attend this workshop and receive the “tools” and information you need to demonstrate “Due Diligence.” Relevant Workplace Safety Legislation will be provided and reviewed.
Fatal or disabling injuries continue to result from workers falling from scaffolding that has been misused or poorly constructed. This workshop identifies the hazards inherent with different types of portable equipment and discusses safe work procedures required to use the equipment without risk to workers.
SCOT-THE SAFETY PASS
Would you like to speed up your basic orientation process and ensure that workers know all fundamentals in regards to construction site safety? This course does just that! This training is composed of 13 modules, each focused on a different fundamental aspect of construction site safety. THE SAFETY PASS is an excellent orientation program for any personnel entering a construction site.
Understanding Workplace Safety and Health Enforcement
Confusion and sometimes fear or negativity often accompany a visit from a government Workplace Safety and Health Officer on a jobsite. This presentation facilitated by WSH Officers will help participants understand why officers visit worksites, what your responsibilities are once an officer comes on site, what is involved in WSH inspections and investigations, and what exactly an improvement order or stop work order is as well as how to satisfy the order.
The course objective is to gain an understanding of the basic operations of the WCB in order to be better equipped to navigate the system, support injured workers and manage WCB rates. The day will be spent focusing on the key points of interaction between WCB, Employers, and Workers including rate setting / managing costs, reporting injuries, decision making, dispute resolution, claims management, and the benefits of return to work programs.
WHIMIS – Global Harmonized System
This information seminar will be an introduction to the new Global Harmonized System (GHS). GHS will be replacing the current WHMIS in the upcoming future. Some workplaces may have already started to see or receive the new GHS 16 part data sheets. This introduction will help in the understanding of the data sheets and the new symbols and phrases that will be used. Preparation of the new GHS data sheets and workplace labels will also be discussed.