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TWO DAY COURSES
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.
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 fall arrest systems, guardrail alternatives and CSA Standards.
FULL DAY COURSES
Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (ICI) - *February 5th, 2014 Only
Training the Construction Workforce -This training is intended to help participants recognize and perform their role and responsibilities related to skills development. Participants will discuss topics such as principles of adult education, skills gaps, performance standards, and training and evaluation methods.
Meetings & Delegation - This training is intended to help supervisors understand and facilitate the critical role productive and efficient meetings play in the success of projects and in team dynamics. Discuss the characteristics of effective meetings, and practice best practices for being an engaged and productive meeting participant.
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 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 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 & Occupational Exposure Limits, first aid and treatment of H2S exposure.
Return to Work (RTW) Basics - A Guide to Developing or Enhancing your Return to Work Program
Gain an understanding of the basic components and best practices required to develop or enhance a workplace Return to Work Program. A comprehensive RTW Program supports injured workers in their safe and timely return to meaningful work.
Safety Skills For Supervisors
Do yourself a favour…be informed! As a Work site 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 to assist you with the demonstration of “Due Diligence.” Relevant Workplace Safety Legislation will be provided and reviewed.
HALF DAY COURSES
Aerial lift platforms are vital pieces of equipment used at various work sites. 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 procedures and fall protection.
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.
Workplace violence, Harassment, and anger management is becoming a growing concern for both employees and employers alike. Your exposure to this real life issue may come to you as a victim, a co-worker, witness, or as the supervising authority. This workshop will discuss how to both recognize and be prepared for such incidents that may arise in your workplace.
Developing Project Safety Plans
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 Developing Project Safety Plans workshop 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.
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 course will assist all levels of an organization's employees to: 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
Construction work conducted in trenches and excavations is some of the most hazardous work in the industry. This course will discuss excavation and trenching 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 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.
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 flagpersons. 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.
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 work site 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, communication and hazard identification to assist in preventing injury.
Machine and Tool Guarding
This workshop will provide participants with practical solutions to meeting Workplace Safety and Health Regulations regarding machine guarding and safety. Participants will discuss completing risk assessments and developing control measures step by step following CSA Z432 Standards of Practice consistent with MR 217/2006 Part 16.
Preparing For Enforcement: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
The Workplace Safety and Health Branch is actively enforcing the musculoskeletal injury prevention regulation. This course will highlight the targeted areas for enforcement, and assist employers with regulatory compliance and how to get ahead of the enforcement curve. This course will give you specific expectations from the Workplace Safety and Health Branch on the prevention of lower back injuries.
Residential Scaffold Solutions
Fatal or disabling injuries continue to result from workers falling from scaffolding that has been misused or poorly constructed on a residential work site. This workshop identifies the hazards inherent with different types of portable equipment that can be used for residential construction and discusses safe work procedures required to use the equipment without risk to workers.
Safety Representative & Committees
Legally, every employer on every job site 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 job site and within your company.
MANAGEMENT INNOVATION SESSIONS
*MANAGEMENT INNOVATION SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2014 ONLY
*THIS IS A FULL DAY SESSION*
*ALL THREE SESSIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FULL DAY
The DriveCam Program identifies why accidents happen using a patented video event recorder to capture and correct risky driving habits. DriveCam technicians install your system while the program delivers critical online tools and techniques to improve safety, performance and fuel management. The outcome is bottom-line results via safer, more efficient drivers, protected from wrongful blame. At this session, learn more about DriveCam and how it may benefit your company.
Drug & Alcohol Testing
Drug and alcohol abuse negatively affects the productivity of a workplace as well as increases the chances of an accident. In order to keep employees safe, it is essential that companies be prepared for alcohol and drug abuse. By understanding the effects of alcohol and drugs, employers will be able to recognize employees who are abusing drugs and alcohol and determine a way to stop the activity in order to increase productivity and create a safer work environment. This drug and alcohol abuse session will discuss how to: recognize drug and alcohol abuse, construct an alcohol and drug policy, conduct alcohol and drug testing, create employee assistance programs.
Preventing Injuries Prior to Hire with Post-offer
Physical Abilities Testing has been used when hiring police officers, firefighters, postal workers, and more for years. The physical demands of jobs within the construction industry are high, and are further complicated by extended work days, shift work and environments that are difficult to control. Learn how you can implement physical abilities screenings for your potential new employees to ensure they are a safe fit for the work, while reducing risk factors, injuries, WCB rates and lost time related costs.