WHS: Elective Safety Courses

AFPA is a CP & offers the Partners program for achieving your Certificate of Recognition (COR).  But you do not have to be registered in our Partnership program to benefit from our Health & Safety classes!  Raise morale & lower your lost time claims rate!  You can save money on lost time, property damage & injuries.

Onsite training for these course also available by contacting healthsafety@afpa.com or call 403-201-3657 ext.28.

Joint Health & Safety Committees - (1 day)

Provides general guidance and best practices for the development, implementation, and maintenance of an effective JH&S Committee. Includes clearly defined roles, responsibilities, functions, and a terms of reference. This training will provide participants with an insight to their duties, key industry standards, and compliance to applicable Ab. OH&S legislation. Topics to be covered are:

  • Purpose and Goals
  • What is a JH&S Committee, legislated or voluntary?
  • Benefits of a JH&S Committee
  • Basic H&S Responsibilities
  • Committee Functions, Meetings and Authorization
  • The 5 Pillars
  • Sequential Procedure
  • Sub Committees
  • Measuring Committee Effectiveness
  • What JH&S Committee members should know
  • Supervisors Key Role
  • Competency
  • 3 Group Exercises
  • Sample Terms of Reference

Fatigue Management

Provides general information about workplace fatigue factors, fatigue management issues, shift work, and personal fatigue prevention tips and strategies. Topics to be covered are:

- Fatigue and Performance
- Causes of fatigue/systemic causes of fatigue
- Your body clock
- Fatigue Management/health management
- Family and social life
- Best practices and helpful tips

OH&S for Dummies 

Provides an easy to understand overview of employee Ab. OH&S responsibilities and accountabilities as per legislative requirements. Topics to be covered are:

- Safety Act-aspects of the law, Supervisor’s roles, workers roles, due diligence, ticketing/penalties
- Safety Regulations-aspects of regulation for controlled products, general protection of workers
- Safety Code-aspects of minimum requirements for all occupational activities, competent worker, offences

Performing Proper Workplace Inspections

Provides general guidance and best practices for performing proper workplace inspections. A well-managed workplace inspection program is an excellent tool to determine potential problems, assess procedures and equipment risks, as well as observe and talk to your workers to prevent injury or loss. Completing the report, capturing in detail your observations and recommendations, having them reviewed by management, making required changes or improvements and following up to ensure effectiveness is very important to any successful inspection program. Topics to be covered are:

- Types of Inspections, formal and informal
- 11 Steps to good planned inspections
- Analyzing the information, determine basic causes
- Corrective actions
- Communicating findings, improvements, training

Understanding Office Safety

Provides general employee information about Office Safety, and to provide guidance to Managers and all office staff on the elements of safe office work. Topics to be covered are:

- Company H&S policy, safety program, related audits, and management commitment
- Hazard identification, risks and risk management in the office (yup, Sales people too!)
- Office Housekeeping, lighting, stairways, storage
- Office Inspection programs
- Your work station and set up (basic ergonomics)
- Manual handling, filing cabinets, waste disposal, electrical hazards, slips-trips-falls, hazardous substances
- Worker emergency response training, what every person must know
- Ab. OH&S Overview (clear, concise information every office based employee must know in Alberta)
- Office Security (General)
- Best practices and helpful tips

WHMIS 2015 (GHS) - available through our online managment and training system - concat AFPA for more details 403.201.3657 x21

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