In-Person Training Courses

SHSA’s in-person training courses cater to all learning styles by including videos, lectures, and hands-on practice.  With an increased emphasis on group work and discussion, our training courses are designed to draw upon your experiences and utilize real-world examples to ensure you understand the material and how to apply it in your workplace.

SHSA currently offers the following In-Person Training Courses:

  • Safety Management Systems
  • Claims Management
  • Supervisors Managing Safety
  • Hazard Identification & Controls
  • Your Safety Committee & The Law
  • Making Your Safety Committee Shine
  • Inspections & Incident Investigations
  • Needles & Infectious Bodily Fluids Safety
  • Ladder Safety

For more information including registration, pricing, payment, and cancellation information please contact a SHSA Advisor.

 

Course Descriptions

Safety Management Systems

Senior Management Commitment is key to having an effective Safety Management System in the workplace.  Without this commitment from the most senior in management and a strong belief in the system, it will undoubtedly fail. This training provides an overview for those senior managers of the main elements and benefits of a Safety Management System.

This course will cover:

  • The benefits of having a comprehensive safety management system
  • The mandatory legal elements
  • Best practices and keys to a successful safety management system

Included in this course are the resources to implement or improve your own safety management system.

Recommended for:

  • General Managers, Directors, Senior Managers, Human Resources, and safety professionals.

Approximate Duration:

  • 2.5 hours

Claims Management

Are you struggling with managing your workplace injury claims?  Do you feel a lack of control in the outcome?  If so, then this is the course for you!  This workshop will provide you with the key pieces to put you in the driver’s seat in all aspects of claims management.

This course will cover:

  • The importance and basics of investigating incidents
  • How to establish a procedure for handling claims that puts you in control
  • Creating modified work plans for injured workers
  • How to establish processes designed to keep the best interest of the business and the injured worker in mind

Recommended for:

  • Those who handle injury claims, such as Human Resources or other Management; other Managers and Supervisors who handle the initial injury reports and investigations; and any other individuals interested in modified work programs or claims management.

Approximate Duration:

  • 3 hours

Supervisors Managing Safety

As a supervisor, do you know all your responsibilities?  Did you know you could be held criminally liable for negligent behavior?  This workshop is designed to give you the tools and techniques to be a more effective leader in workplace safety.

This course will cover:

  • Supervisor’s role in health and safety
  • The legal responsibilities to meet due diligence requirements
  • How to competently supervise your staff using positive reinforcement and discipline as needed
  • Activities/discussions to compare your supervisory style to that of a ‘good supervisor’ and use the given tools to help improve your style

Recommended for:

  • Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources, and anyone who holds a “supervisor” position (regardless of title) in the organization.

Approximate Duration:

  • 3.5 hours

Hazard Identification and Control

True injury prevention starts and ends here!  By identifying hazards before they cause an injury or damage, you can prevent suffering and the potential for major human and monetary costs.  An effective hazard identification and control program is the key to a health and safe workplace.

This course will cover:

  • Different types of hazards and where they can be located
  • The hierarchy of controls
  • How to prioritize each hazard
  • How to assess the effectiveness of current controls and how to make them more effective
  • How to create ‘safe work practices’ and ‘safe job procedures’ as well as who should be involved in their creation

Recommended for:

  • Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources, Health & Safety Committee Members and anyone who wants to increase their injury prevention knowledge.

Approximate Duration:

  • 5 hours

Your Safety Committee and The Law

Your organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Committee is an integral part of the Safety Management System. The Committee not only helps review safety policies and procedures, they play a key role in workplace inspections and incident investigations.

This workshop will walk you through the legal requirements and how to run your safety committee effectively.

This course will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of each Committee member
  • Occupational Health & Safety Committee legislation
  • Completing an incident investigation report
  • Identifying direct, indirect, and root causes and how to put controls in place
  • Preparing, conducting and evaluating a workplace inspection

Recommended for:

  • Health & Safety Committee Members, Managers, Human Resources, and anyone who is interested in the role of the Occupational Health & Safety Committee.

Approximate Duration:

  • 6 hours

Making Your Safety Committee Shine

Your organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Committee is an integral part of the Safety Management System. The Committee not only helps review safety policies and procedures, they play a key role in workplace inspections and incident investigations.

This course will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of each Committee member
  • Occupational Health & Safety Committee legislation
  • How to make your Safety Committee truly shine within your organization

Recommended for:

  • Health & Safety Committee Members, Managers, Human Resources, and anyone who is interested in the role of the Occupational Health & Safety Committee.

Approximate Duration:

  • 2.5 hours

Inspections & Incident Investigations

How often does your organization conduct inspections?  Who conducts the inspections?  Do you investigate all incidents including near misses?  Combining truly proactive inspection processes with effective investigation tools allows the participants to uncover the root causes of workplace injuries.  Integration of these processes ensures the safety and quality of life for everyone within your organization.

This course will cover:

  • Direct, indirect, and root causes with the understanding of how to prevent all causes from occurring again
  • Injury prevention purpose of tracking incident statistics, including near miss reporting
  • How to complete an incident investigation report competently
  • Prepare, conduct and evaluate a workplace inspection
  • How to use your knowledge of ‘causes’ to determine corrective actions and controls for hazards found in the inspection process

Recommended for:

  • Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources, Health & Safety Committee Members and anyone who wants to increase their injury prevention knowledge.

Approximate Duration:

  • 4 hours

Needles and Infectious Bodily Fluids Safety

Exposure to needles and infectious bodily fluids can pose a danger in the workplace as well as out in the community.  Knowing how to effectively control these risks is critical to keep yourself, and others, safe.

This course will cover:

  • Your legal responsibilities surrounding infectious bodily fluids, including the creation of an “Exposure Control Plan”
  • How to empower your workers to be proactive and avoid potentially dangerous situations
  • Introduction of safe work practices (eg. How to dispose of a needle)
  • How to create workplace-specific safe work practices

Recommended for:

  • Managers and Supervisors of employees who are at risk of exposure to needles or infectious bodily fluids and Health & Safety Committee Members.

Approximate Duration:

  • 1.5 hours

Ladder Safety

What type of ladder is right for the job at hand?  What factors do you need to consider when choosing the right ladder?  How do you effectively use a ladder in the safe proper way?  These are common questions for everyday activities in the workplace and at home.  This course provides you with the answers to these questions and enables you to turn a ladder into a useful tool rather than a potentially dangerous one.

This course will cover:

  • Different types of ladders and when each should be used
  • Legislation surrounding ladder use, size, and style
  • How to select the right ladder for the job
  • How to work safely using a step or extension ladder

Recommended for:

  • Managers, Supervisors, or Employees who regularly use (or supervise those who use) ladders; and Health & Safety Committee Members.

Approximate Duration:

  • 1.5 hours