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Air Monitoring Certification

This course will instruct your employees on the correct and safe operation of your in-house air monitoring equipment. Attendees will gain a deep understanding for the capabilities of your workplace monitoring equipment. More importantly, they will gain a deep understanding for monitor limitations.

Topics to include but not limited to:

  • Current legislation – what standards or legislation govern the use of air monitoring equipment
  • The theory of air monitoring
  • Hazard assessment – the key to determining the correct selection of air monitors and proper sensor configurations
  • TLVs and monitor alarms sets – why does my monitor alarm at certain values
  • A bit about O2, H2S, LEL, and CO ( the 4 common sensors on your 4-gas monitor)
  • Monitor care, maintenance, bump testing and calibration issues.
  • A bit about 4-gas, 5-gas, Colorimetric Tubes, CMS systems, PIDs
  • Practical training on your workplace specific make/model of monitor (s)
  • Practical application/usage for air monitors – Confined Space Entry, Odour investigation, Gas Leaks (natural gas, propane, Etc), Basic Hazmat Response
  • Other topics to be added at discretion of the client

Course Duration:

4-hour Information Session.

8-hour Awareness Session.

Bounding and Grounding / Flammable Liquid Dispensing

 

This course will follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all relevant standards/acts currently governing this work practice in your sector.

 

Topics to be covered:

  • Legislation
  • Operating procedures
  • Hazard characteristics associated with flammable/combustible liquids
  • What is bonding and what is grounding?
  • What is static electricity and how is it a danger to my workers? Static dissipation techniques.
  • How do I bond and ground correctly?
  • How to properly assess and maintain equipment – when should I replace or repair equipment – these grounding cables will need to be cleaned and replaced eventually.
  • Hands-on demonstrations.

Course Duration: 2-3 hours.

Includes: Course materials, certificates of completion.

 

Basic Health and Safety Certification

 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS 4-HOUR TRAINING COURSE IS TO EDUCATE SUPERVISORS ON THEIR LEGAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS DEFINED BY THE ACT.

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • DEFINITIONS AND CURRENT INTERPRETATIONS OF “COMPETENCY” FOR SUPERVISORS UNDER THE OH&S ACT
  • RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE OH&S ACT AND REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO SUPERVISORY WORK
  • HOW DO CSA STANDARDS IMPACT ON YOUR WORKPLACE
  • DEFINITION (S) OF “DUE DILIGENCE” SUPERVISOR’S PLACE IN THE INTERNAL JOINT RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM
  • CASE STUDY FOR WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS AND REVIEW OF FINES AND DECISIONS MADE BY THE MOL
  • REGULATION 67.3/4 – WHAT ARE THE INDUSTRIAL TICKETING  SCHEDULES
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE RISK ASSESSMENT
  • BRIEF REVIEW OF HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, WORK REFUSAL, CRITICAL INJURY DEFINITION, RECOGNZING VIOLENCE AND HARRASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

PLEASE NOTE: ABOVE LISTED TOPICS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED, SHORTENED OR EXPANDED BASED ON ANY SPECIFIC NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS.

 

CBRN Preparedness

 

The events of 9/11/2001 changed our landscape forever and the Health Care setting has very much been impacted by this change. Emergency Preparedness has become our catch phrase for the new millennium. Having a plan for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive based emergencies has become a mandatory component of the Health Care Emergency Plan. This 8-hour course will certify your staff and enable them to adopt the mandatory roles and responsibilities necessary for a successful response.

Topics:

  • A bit about legislation – why are we here and what standards impact on my certification today
  • The Emergency Incident Management System – the organized structure for our response – our roles and responsibilities.
  • Communications – will your staff be able to communicate effectively during the emergency – internal and external communications are vital – the block game
  • Chemical emergencies – how will I be able to identify them and what actions will I take when?
  • Biological Emergencies – what are nerve and blister agents, what signs and symptoms should I be looking for, and what actions should I take?
  • Radiological events – what is radiation (alpha, beta, gamma and neutron), how will it impact on this facility and how will we respond to a Rad based event?
  • Explosives – what are the concerns for explosive based emergencies – what are common explosives used by terrorists and what hospital based actions will be necessary
  • PPE (personal protective equipment) – what level of protection should our staff have available for any emergency – what are the different levels of respiratory protection available and what are the limitations to each level – what type of chemical protective clothing will we need (gloves, boots and suits)
  • Air monitoring devices – will we require any hand held monitoring devices to assist us during any event
  • Decontamination issues – how will we deal with contaminated victims or staff?
  • Practical scenario and tabletops

Duration:   8 hours

Included:   2008 Emergency Response Guide Books, manuals, certificates, wallet cards

 

Blood Bourne Pathogen Certification

Many staff in a facility may be required to work alongside a process or area in the workplace where exposure to an infectious substance may be a reality.  The employer is legally bound to train the employee(s) who may be injured by any biological, physical, or chemical hazard in the workplace. We must provide those workers with precautions and procedures, protective equipment, and emergency measures to follow in the event of an emergency. This course will address the numerous infectious issues in the workplace along with protective measures the employee(s) can take to prevent exposure.

Topics to include:

  • Legislation – know the rules!
  • Overview of an infectious substance
  • Blood Borne Pathogens overview
  • Reporting a known or suspected exposure to the supervisor – Facility Procedures reviewed
  • Protective measures to follow
  • Workplace prevention techniques
  • Assessing the potential for exposure in the workplace

Course Length:  2-4 hours.

 

Code Brown Certification (Chemical Spill for Health Care)

 

IN THE EVENT OF A HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL RELEASE, ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES TRAINED TO HANDLE THE RESPONSE SAFELY? THIS COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO ADDRESS PREVENTION TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS SPILL INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES. A TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS COURSE WOULD BE YOUR SHIPPER/RECEIVERS, LAB STAFF, HISTOLOGY, MAINTENEANCE STAFF, PHARMACY STAFF, RADIOLOGY STAFF, SUPERVISORS, ER TEAM MEMBERS, OTHER.

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM – A LOGICAL SYSTEM TO RESPONSE! WHO IS DOING WHAT AND HOW?
  • STANDARD OPERATING GUIDELINES – 5 EASY STEPS TO TAKE! REVIEW OF HOSPITAL CODE BROWN PROCEDURES
  • INFORMATION RESOURCES – MSDS, 2012 ER GUIDE, CANUTEC, ETC.
  • BASIC TOXICOLOGY/CHEMISTRY – PREDICTING THE BEHAVIOUR OF A SPILL! HOW WILL THIS STUFF GET INTO MY BODY
  • HOW TO HANDLE HOSPITAL SPILLS – MERCURY, FORMALIN, ETC
  • LAB SAFETY ISSUES
  • COMPRESSED GAS SAFETY ISSUES
  • FIRE SAFETY ISSUES
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQIPMENT – HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT RESPIRATOR AND WHAT CLOTHING TYPE?
  • BASIC SPILL CONTAINMENT PROCEDURES – DYKING VS.DIVERTING, HOW DO I USE THE CONTENTS OF MY SPILL KIT? WHAT IS NEUTRALIZING A SPILL MEAN?
  • DECONTAMINATION – DON’T TAKE IT HOME TO YOUR FAMILY!
  • THE ABC’S OF ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTION – “ AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION EQUALS A POUND OF CURE!”

COURSE MATERIALS INCLUDED:

THE 2012 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE, PARTICIPANT MANUALS, NFPA 704M REFERENCE CARDS, WHIMS SYMBOLS, CERTIFICATES, PARTICIPANT MANUALS.

TRAINING FREQUENCY:

  • ANNUAL RETRAINING ACCORDING TO NFPA 472.
  • THE ONTARIO FIRE CODE SECTION 4.1.6.4 STIPULATES TRAINING EVERY 6 MONTHS FOR EXPERIENCED STAFF AND TRAINING OF NEWLY HIRED STAFF WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF HIRE.

LEGISLATION COVERING THIS TRAINING:

  • OHSA, REGULATION 851, SECTION 130
  • REGULATION 67/93
  • CSA STANDARD FOR EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS IN INDUSTRY
  • ONTARIO FIRE CODE SECTION 4
  • ISO 14000
  • EPA, AND CEPA
  • E2 REQUIREMENTS.
  • NFPA 471/472

Compressed Gas Safety

This course will enable your staff to work with compressed gas cylinders safely and in compliance with legislation and the CSA Standard.

Topics to include:

  • Legislation and standards – The Act, The Ontario Fire Code, CSA, and TSSA
  • Safe operating procedures for compressed gas cylinders
  • Hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders – what chemical hazards will your staff encounter with compressed gases – what are examples for Class 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4  – this is more than just pressure we are dealing with here!
  • Safe handling/storage/transportation issues/ the importance of leak testing/ reactivity issues in storage and use
  • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Cylinder emergencies
  • Practical hands-on

Course Duration: 3-4 hours

Training interval: recommended every two years or as needed

Chemical Spill

IN THE EVENT OF A HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL RELEASE, ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES TRAINED TO HANDLE THE RESPONSE SAFELY? THE UNIVERSAL PRIORITIES FOR RESPONSE ARE THE PRESERVATION OF: LIFE, ENVIRONMENT, AND PROPERTY

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • CURRENT LEGISLATION – WHAT WE LEGALLY MUST KNOW!
  • INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM – A LOGICAL SYSTEM TO RESPONSE!
  • STANDARD OPERATING GUIDELINES – 5 EASY STEPS TO TAKE!
  • INFORMATION RESOURCES – MSDS, 2012 ER GUIDE, CANUTEC, ETC.
  • PREDICTING THE BEHAVIOUR OF A SPILL!
  • HOW TO HANDLE INDUSTRIAL SPILLS – SOLVENTS, ACIDS, BASES
  • INTRODUCTION TO AIR MONITORING – WHY FOLLOWING YOUR NOSE CAN LEAD TO INJURY!
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQIPMENT – HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT RESPIRATOR AND WHAT CLOTHING TYPE?
  • BASIC SPILL CONTAINMENT PROCEDURES – DYKING VS.DIVERTING, HOW DO I USE THE CONTENTS OF MY SPILL KIT? HOW DO I NEUTRALIZE SPILLS
  • DECONTAMINATION – DON’T TAKE IT HOME TO YOUR FAMILY!
  • PRACTICAL SCENARIOS AND TABLETOPS

COURSE MATERIALS INCLUDED:

THE 2012 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE, PARTICIPANT MANUALS, NFPA 704M REFERENCE CARDS, CERTIFICATES, PARTICIPANT MANUALS.

TRAINING FREQUENCY:

  • ANNUAL RETRAINING ACCORDING TO NFPA 472.
  • THE ONTARIO FIRE CODE SECTION 4.1.6.4 STIPULATES TRAINING EVERY 6 MONTHS FOR EXPERIENCED STAFF AND TRAINING OF NEWLY HIRED STAFF WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF HIRE.

LEGISLATION COVERING THIS TRAINING:

  • OHSA, REGULATION 851, SECTION 130
  • REGULATION 67/93
  • CSA STANDARD FOR EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS IN INDUSTRY
  • ONTARIO FIRE CODE SECTION 4
  • ISO 14000
  • EPA, AND CEPA
  • E2 REQUIREMENTS.
  • NFPA 471/472

Confined Space Entry / Rescue/ Assessments

Identifying those spaces within your facility, that would meet the Ministry definition for being Confined or Restricted, can be a difficult undertaking

Service will include:

  • Full review of your existing assessments and CS related documentation prior to any onsite assessments
  • Site visit and physical assessment time to properly evaluate all existing/potential confined/restricted spaces within your facility (s). Consultant will require the attendance of any staff trusted with entries to gain a better understanding of the details surrounding a typical entry (why is entry done, what activities are performed in the spaces, how frequently are spaces entered, will outside contractors be used for entries, Etc.
  • A picture chronology of the assessments will be undertaken for proper record keeping
  • Consultants report of findings along with a site visit to present all findings to key staff within the client’s managerial structure
  • Copies provided to the client for each space assessment form completed during the process
  • Spaces will be air monitored by the consultants during the assessment process to verify air quality at the time of inspection.

Construction Propane / Propane Fill

UNDER SECTION 32, SUBSECTION 6, REG.348/96 OF THE ENERGY ACT, EVERYONE WHO HANDLES PROPANE ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE REQUIRES SPECIALIZED TRAINING.  THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRED TO CONNECT AND DISCONNECT CYLINDERS FOR VARIOUS PROPANE POWERED EQUIPMENT SUCH AS SALAMANDERS, TORCHES, HEATERS ETC.

Topics to be covered:

  • PROPANE FUNDAMENTALS
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPANE
  • CHANGING, STORING AND HANDLING PROPANE CYLINDERS
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE
  • CONNECTING AND DISCONNECTING
  • MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
  • WRITTEN EXAMINATION
  • FINAL OVERVIEW

Course Duration: 2.5 hours.

Includes: INCLUDES STUDENT MANUAL AND REGISTRATION WITH THE ONTARIO PROPANE ASSOCIATION

 

CPR / First Aid / Defibrillation

2-DAY BASIC CERTIFICATION

WSIB AND RED CROSS RECOGNIZE THIS FIRST AID/CPR TRAINING COURSE.  OUR TRAINERS, WHO ARE ACTIVE FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS, ARE CERTIFIED TRAINERS FOR EMP CANADA AND THE CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY. HOT ZONE TRAINING CONSULTANT’S COURSE CURRICULUM MEETS OR EXEEDS REGULATION 1101. THIS COURSE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ANY NEW TRAINEES NOT POSSESSING VALID CPR CERTIFICATE.

STANDARD MEDIC FIRST AID COURSE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • PRIMARY ASSESSMENT
  • SINGLE RESCUER CPR
  • OBSTRUCTED AIRWAY MANEUVERS
  • CONTROL OF BLEEDING
  • SHOCK MANAGEMENT
  • ILLNESS, INJURY ASSESSMENT
  • ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND PRIORITIES OF PATIENT CARE
  • DEFIBRILLATOR USAGE
  • EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, C SPINE MANAGEMENT
  • Artificial Respiration and CPR in adults,
  • Records and Reporting.
  • AND MUCH MORE

RE CERTIFICATION SESSION

EMERGENCY MEDIC FIRST AID REFRESHER COURSE (6 HOUR)

  • PRIMARY ASSESSMENT
  • SINGLE RESCUER
  • OBSTRUCTED AIRWAY
  • CONTROL OF BLEEDING
  • SHOCK MANAGEMENT

 

Crane

THIS COURSE COVERS ALL ASPECTS OF OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR BRIDGE, JIB OR GANTRY CRANES INCLUDING ALL APPLICABLE LEGISLTIVE REQUIREMENTS.  THE KNOWLEDGE RECEIVED BY EACH OPERATOR WILL ASSIST THEM IN SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT.

 

 

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • APPLICABLE LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS
  • OPERATION OF DIFFERENT CONTROLS
  • PERTINENT HAND SIGNALS
  • RIGGING AND SLINGING TECHNIQUES
  • PRE-SHIFT INSPECTIONS
  • SAFE LIFTING PROCEDURES
  • CRANE COMPONENTS
  • SAFE HOISTING PROCEDURES
  • LOAD LIMITS
  • TESTING LIMIT SWITCHES
  • CAB OPERATION CONTROLS

THIS COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS.  THE FIRST SECTION WILL COVER THE THEORY PORTION OF THE TRAINING AND WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS.  THE SECOND SECTION OF THIS COURSE WILL COVER THE PRACTICAL HANDS-ON TRAINING AND TESTING OF YOUR OPERATORS

Emergency Response Team Training-Awareness, Operations, Technician, Specialist A, B, and C

CONFORMING TO NFPA 472, OSHA cfr 1910.130, CSA Z731-03 AND PROVINCIAL REGULATIONS.

THE SPECIALIST LEVEL “A” EMPLOYEE IS TRAINED TO OFFENSIVELY HANDLE INCIDENTS INVOLVING CHEMICALS OR CONTAINERS SPECIFIC TO THEIR ORGANIZATION’S AREA OF SPECIALIZATION.

 THE SPECIALIST LEVEL “A” EMPLOYEE WILL BE TRAINED TO

  • SURVEY THE INCIDENT
  • IDENTIFY THE CONTAINERS INVOLVED
  • IDENTIFY OR CLASSIFY UNKNOWN MATERIALS
  • VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE CHEMICALS
  • COLLECT AND INTERPRET HAZARD AND RESPONSE DATA
  • DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE TO CHEMICAL CONTAINERS
  • PREDICT THE LIKELY BEHAVIOUR OF A SPILLED MATERIAL
  • ESTIMATE OUTCOMES AND IMPACT RESULTING FROM A SPILL
  • IDENTIFY RESPONSE OBJECTIVES
  • IDENTIFY ALL POTENTIAL RESPONSE ACTIONS
  • ACT AS THE INCIDENT COMMAND FOR ANY HAZARDOUS INCIDENT
  • SELECT THE SPECIFIC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
  • SELECT THE APPROPRIATE DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES
  • HOW TO DON, WORK IN AND DOFF ALL FOUR LEVELS OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • PLANT AND HAZARD SPECIFIC AIR MONITORING OBJECTIVE
  • STREET SMART CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY
  • DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION
  • SPILL MITIGATION AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES
  • AND MUCH MORE

COURSE DURATION:  4-DAYS

PRE-REQUISITE:  WHMIS, HMIS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS OR LEVEL C CERTIFICATION

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST UNDERGO A MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM INITIATED BY THE EMPLOYER. THIS MUST CONFORM TO SECTION 11 OF CSA Z94.4-11

PRICING INCLUDES CERTIFICATION CARDS, 2012 ER GUIDES, NIOSH POCKET GUIDES, and PARTICIPANT MANUALS. TRAVEL, ACCOMODATIONS AND MEALS EXTRA

THE PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE HAD PREVIOUS TRAINING TO MEET THE COMPETENCY LEVEL OF SPECIALIST “C”.

THE SPECIALIST LEVEL “B” EMPLOYEE CAN BE USED TO GATHER AND RECORD INFORMATION, PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE AND PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (INCLUDING WORK WITHIN THE HOT ZONE) AT THE INCIDENT CONSISTENT WITH THEIR ORGANIZATION’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN.

THE SPECIALIST LEVEL “B” EMPLOYEE WILL BE TRAINED TO;

  • PROVIDE AND INTERPRET HAZARD INFORMATION
  • PROVIDE AND INTERPRET INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIFIC CONTAINERS
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON CHEMICAL CONCENTRATIONS
  • IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE WITHIN THE IMS SYSTEM
  • UNDERSTAND APPLICABLE LEGISLATION, STANDARDS, REGULATIONS
  • IDENTIFY AND SELECT CHEMICAL SPECIFIC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • IDENTIFY PROPER DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES
  • DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION
  • PERFORM RESPONSE OPTIONS (OFFENSIVE VS. DEFENSIVE)
  • DON, WORK WITH AND DOFF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE RESPONSE ACTIONS TAKEN
  • PROVIDE REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION OF THE INCIDENT DETAILS
  • ESTABLISH EFFECTIVE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION PROCEDURES
  • DEMONSTRATE SPILL CONTAINMENT TECHNIQUES
  • PROPERLY ZONE AN EMERGENCY
  • AND MUCH MORE 

COURSE DURATION: 16 HOURS

PRE-REQUISITE: COMPETENCY TO LEVEL “C” (8 HOURS)

MINIMUM 10 STUDENTS FOR ONSITE SESSION

UNDER NFPA GUIDELINES, INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS ARE EMPLOYEES WHO RESPOND TO INCIDENTS WITHIN THEIR OWN FACILITIES. THE INDUSTRY SPECIALIST “C” IS THE PERSON WHO RESPONDS TO EMERGENCIES INVOLVING CHEMICALS AND/OR CONTAINERS WITHIN HIS/HER ORGANIZATION’S AREA OF SPECIALIZATION. THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINED AT THIS LEVEL DOES NOT ENTER INTO THE HOT OR WARM ZONE IN AN EMERGENCY.

THE SPECIALIST LEVEL “C” WILL BE TRAINED TO;

  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE HAZARDS AND HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SPECIFIC CHEMICALS
  • UNDERSTAND FEDERAL. PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LEGISLATION
  • READ AND INTERPRET MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
  • UNDERSTAND AND USE OTHER RESOURCES SUCH AS, CANUTEC, 2000 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE OR COMPANY EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIFIC CONTAINERS WITHIN THEIR FACILITY
  • HOW TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY PLANT SPECIFIC MARKINGS, LABELS OR PLACARDS
  • HOW TO PROVIDE RESPONSE INFORMTION BASED ON THEIR PRODUCT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE
  • AND MUCH MORE

COURSE DURATION: 8 HOURS

PRE-REQUISITE: WHMIS, PLANT SPECIFC KNOWLEDGE

PRICING INCLUDES CERTIFICATION WALLET CARDS, 2012 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDES, PARTICIPANT MANUALS.  IF APPLICABLE, TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS TO BE EXTRA. HST EXTRA

Your emergency responders require many skill sets to safely respond to a Hazardous Materials Incident. This course will address the defensive skill sets required for a team responding at the Awareness Level as governed by NFPA 472.

Awareness Level Certification landmarks;

  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE HAZARDS AND HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SPECIFIC CHEMICALS –HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
  • UNDERSTAND FEDERAL. PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LEGISLATION
  • READ AND INTERPRET MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
  • UNDERSTAND AND USE OTHER RESOURCES SUCH AS, CANUTEC, 2012 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE, MSDS
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIFIC CONTAINERS WITHIN THE RESPONSE AREA
  • PREDICTING THE BEHAVIOR IF SPILLED MATERIALS
  • HOW TO CREATE HAZARD ZONES
  • HOW TO PROVIDE RESPONSE INFORMTION BASED ON THEIR PRODUCT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE
  • THE IMS SYSTEM
  • AND MUCH MORE

COURSE INCLUDES: COPY OF 2012 ER GUIDES, CERTIFICATES, WALLET CARDS, MANUALS

This certification course is ideal for any emergency response team wishing to achieve the highest level of response capability found under the NFPA 472 standard for Hazardous Materials Response. Your team will be fully offensive and capable of mitigating any chemical based emergency, using multiple levels of Hazmat specific equipment.

Topics to include but not limited to:

  • PROVIDE AND INTERPRET HAZARD INFORMATION- HAZARD SYMBOLS (WHMIS, TDG, NFPA), MSDS, 2012 ER GUIDE, NIOSH POCKET GUIDE, PERMEATION DATA GUIDES, GLOVE COMPATIBILITY CHARTS, AND MUCH MORE
  • PROVIDE AND INTERPRET INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIFIC CONTAINERS – SMALL MEANS OF CONTAINMENT (DRUMS, BOXES, CARBOYS, CYLINDERS), LARGE MEANS OF CONTAINMENT (TOTES, TANKS, PRESSURE SPHERES, TRANSPORTATION CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON CHEMICAL CONCENTRATIONS – STREET SMART CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY
  • IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE WITHIN THE IMS SYSTEM – WHAT ROLES WILL NEED TO BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THIS TEAM (OPERATIONS OFFICER, ENTRY TEAM ONE, ENTRY TEAM TWO, SCIENCE OFFICER, RIT TEAM, DECON TEAM, ETC.)
  • UNDERSTAND APPLICABLE LEGISLATION, STANDARDS, REGULATIONS
  • IDENTIFY AND SELECT CHEMICAL SPECIFIC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT – LEVEL A, B, C, D – N95 RESPIRATORS – SCBA
  • IDENTIFY PROPER DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES – WET AND DRY DECON OPTIONS
  • DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION
  • PERFORM RESPONSE OPTIONS (OFFENSIVE VS. DEFENSIVE)
  • DON, WORK WITH AND DOFF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE RESPONSE ACTIONS TAKEN
  • AIR MONITORING OPTIONS – TUBES , CHIPS, 4-GAS, 5-GAS, PID, AREA RAE SYSTEMS – LIVE AGENT MONITORING
  • SPILL MITIGATION TECHNIQUES – WHAT TOOLS DOWE HAVE HERE AND HOW WILL WE DEPLOY THEM
  • PROVIDE REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION OF THE INCIDENT DETAILS – PRE ENTRY BREIFING FORMS, MEDICAL EVAL FORMS, INCIDENT COMMANDER CHECKLIST, ETC.
  • AND SO MUCH MORE

COURSE DURATION: 4-DAYS

PRE-REQUISITE: WHMIS, HMIS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS CERTIFICATION

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST UNDERGO A MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM INITIATED BY THE EMPLOYER. THIS MUST CONFORM TO SECTION 11 OF CSA Z94.4-02

PRICING INCLUDES CERTIFICATION CARDS, 2012 ER GUIDES, NIOSH POCKET GUIDES, and PARTICIPANT MANUALS. TRAVEL, ACCOMODATIONS AND MEALS EXTRA

Hazardous materials responders require more advanced skill sets based on operational goals and organizational guidelines. Certification to the Operations level will enable your responders to take a more advanced approach to the release of hazardous Materials.

THE OPERATIONS LEVEL RESPONDERS MUST BE ABLE TO:

  • PROVIDE AND INTERPRET HAZARD INFORMATION
  • PROVIDE AND INTERPRET INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIFIC CONTAINERS
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON CHEMICAL CONCENTRATIONS
  • IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE WITHIN THE IMS SYSTEM
  • UNDERSTAND APPLICABLE LEGISLATION, STANDARDS, REGULATIONS
  • IDENTIFY AND SELECT CHEMICAL SPECIFIC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • IDENTIFY PROPER DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES
  • DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION
  • PERFORM RESPONSE OPTIONS (OFFENSIVE VS. DEFENSIVE)
  • DON, WORK WITH AND DOFF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE RESPONSE ACTIONS TAKEN
  • PROVIDE REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION OF THE INCIDENT DETAILS
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

COURSE INCLUDES 2012 ER GUIDES, NIOSH POCKET GUIDES TO CHEMICAL HAZARDS, CERTIFICATES, WALLET CARDS, AND PARTICIPANT MANUALS

 

Fall Arrest

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT AND ALL RELEVANT SECTIONS PERTAINING TO WORKING FROM HEIGHTS. CSA AND ANSI STANDARDS WILL ALSO BE COVERED. ALL ATTENDEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR WORKPLACE SPECIFIC HARNESS AND LANYARD FOR ANY BOOKED SESSIONS.

Topics to include but not limited to:

  • Applicable Legislation/Standards/Guidelines
  • Hazard Recognition and Control – assessment is the key – can you eliminate the fall potential completely? Fall Arrest is your very last option!
  • Components of Fall Arrest Equipment – what is an anchor point and how would you determine suitability, what is a 3 point harness and how do I select the correct make/model? What is the shock absorbing lanyard and how would I know which length to purchase?
  • Proper care and inspection of Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Proper donning and doffing techniques
  • Anchor points and fall distance estimation – have you got the right equipment?
  • Integrating fall arrest components with material handling equipment – Do not operate that Aerial Man lift without the correct fall arrest equipment!
  • Can I use Fall Restraint or Restriction systems (SRL systems)
  • Rescue and after the fall considerations (suspension trauma)
  • Practical Scenarios
  • Session will be designed around client specific equipment (make and model of harness/lanyard)

Duration : 4 Hours

Hot Zone Training offer Fall Arrest certification at our new training centre, located in Cambridge (Home to our MSA Fall Arrest trailer/simulator)

Annual re certification.

Train the Trainer Course

Equip your in-house facilitator to properly deliver a sound fall arrest certification program.  By bringing the course in-house many clients may conduct sessions without costly minimums and in a timely fashion.

Topics to include but not limited to:

  • Applicable Legislation/Standards/Guidelines
  • Basics of adult facilitation – how to properly facilitate to adult leaners
  • Hazard Recognition and Control – assessment is the key – can you eliminate the fall potential completely? Fall Arrest is your very last option!
  • Components of Fall Arrest Equipment – what is an anchor point and how would you determine suitability, what is a 3 point harness and how do I select the correct make/model? What is the shock absorbing lanyard and how would I know which length to purchase?
  • Proper care and inspection of Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Proper donning and doffing techniques
  • Anchor points and fall distance estimation – have you got the right equipment?
  • Integrating fall arrest components with material handling equipment – Do not operate that Aerial Man lift without the correct fall arrest equipment!
  • Can I use Fall Restraint or Restriction systems (SRL systems)
  • Rescue and after the fall considerations (suspension trauma)
  • End of session quiz
  • Practical Scenarios
  • Session will be designed around client specific equipment (make and model of harness/lanyard)

Course duration: 8 hours

Includes:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Wallet card of completion
  • Hot Zone Training Consultants course materials for future usage (CD Rom)
  • Fall Arrest practical inspection list and forms
  • Theory and practical certification

 

Fire Extinguisher Training

 

Current legislation clearly stipulates that the employer has the responsibility of training designated staff members in the operation of plant extinguishers as part of the Emergency Evacuation Plan.  What if one of your employees was confronted with a small fire?  Would he or she know what to do?  More importantly, would he or she know their limitations? “Only one in ten employees, in the United States, has ever been trained in the proper use of an extinguisher, NFPA”

Topics to include but no limited to:

  • Overview of the Chemistry of Fire – A brief look at the Rhode Island Night Club Fire
  • What is a fire and how does it originate?
  • How are fires classified – What are A, B, C, and D Fires
  • How are extinguishers rated? What are the different makes/models of extinguishers available for a responder?
  • How does heat conduct itself throughout a facility?
  • When is the fire too large for my extinguisher? Lets talk about limitations
  • Workplace fire prevention tips – an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure
  • How to operate common extinguishers – The PASS acronym
  • Practical hands on demonstration for participants.

Duration:

  • 1.5-2 hours in length (timing depends on the number of participants) – includes theory/practical.
  • Participant manuals, wallet cards and certificates of achievement are included.

Client:

  • Responsible for providing fire extinguishers.
  • Extinguishers will be provided upon request, with a refill cost of $20 per extinguisher used.

 

 

 

Respiratory Awareness and Fit testing (10 fit testers on staff, 5 Porta Counts)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH CSA STANDARD Z94.4-11 (CLAUSE 3.4), THE EMPLOYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING APPLICABLE PERSONNEL IN THE PROPER USE, CARE AND FIT OF RESPIRATORS. FURTHER ALL EMPLOYEES WHO REGULARY USE A RESPIRATOR SHALL RECEIVE CERTIFICATION TRAINING ANNUALLY AND FIT TESTING ON A 2-YEAR CYCLE.

Topics to be covered:

  • CURRENT LEGISLATION
  • PROPER SELECTION OF RESPIRATORS
  • BENEFITS OF WEARING A RESPIRATOR
  • RESPIRATORY HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE
  • APPLICATION AND STYLES
  • LIMITATIONS, ASSIGNED PROTECTION VALUES
  • DISINFECTING, CLEANING AND STORAGE TECHNIQUES
  • DONNING ANG DOFFING
  • NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE FIT TESTING (SEAL CHECKS)
  • SCBA FAILURES AND BYPASS SYSTEMS
  • PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND GLOVES
  • DONNING, DOFFING AND INSPECTION
  • DECONTAMINATING YOUR PPE

Course Duration: 2-3 HOURS FOR NEW TRAINEES AND 1-2 HOURS FOR RECERTIFICATIONS

Respiratory fit testing conforms to clause 7 of the CSA standard Z94.4-11. Fit testing must be used to select the specific model and size of face piece for your individual users.

Respiratory Fit Testing (APR, N95, SCBA) Quantitative

Clause 7.1.3. Of this standard stipulates that a fit test shall be carried out

  1. Prior to the initial use and after completing the health surveillance evaluation (clause 11.1)
  2. At least every 2 years; however, it is recommended that fit tests be conducted annually;
  3. Whenever there is a change in respirator face piece (e.g., brand, model, or size)
  4. Whenever changes to the user’s physical condition could affect the respirator fit. (Gain or loss of 20lbs.)

Hot Zone will conduct your fit testing using Quantitative testing equipment (Porta Count 8020 with N95 companion adaptors when applicable)

Topics to be covered:

  • Hot Zone to provide one fit test technician equipped with Porta Count 8020 quantitative testing equipment
  • Hot Zone will conduct 4-8 tests per hour
  • Hot Zone will furnish a wallet card (record of testing) for each individual tested
  • A CD Rom with all daily tests results (in Excel format) at the end of each test session.
  • Client to provide all test respirators, scheduling of staff to be tested, test rooms and 120 V power for testing equipment.
  • Client should complete medical surveillance (conforming to medical annex of CSA Z94.4-11) of all staff prior to test dates in order to expedite the process.
  • All staff will be clean shaven in exact accordance with CSA Z94.4-11 (annex)
  • Staff cannot smoke, eat or drink within 20 minutes of any test to be conducted.

 

H2S Awareness

Hydrogen Sulphide represents a potentially severe hazard to workers in a vast array of professions. In 2010, The ACGIH lowered the historically accepted TLVs for H2S and furthered the need for effective and comprehensive training for employers, supervisors and all workers. This course will better prepare every level of your organization for their duties and responsibilities to control the dangers associated with exposure.

 

Topics to include:

  • Working safely with Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) – What to do and not to do.
  • How Hydrogen Sulphide forms and some important properties such as:  flammability, toxicity, odor thresholds and vapor density
  • Protection against H2Susing equipment such as respirators, rescue packs and gas monitors
  • Precautions to take to ensure your safety when entering an area which may contain H2S vapors
  • Rescue and first aid as it applies to H2Sexposure
  • How to revive victims that have inhaled H2Susing artificial respiration and CPR

Included: Certificate, student manual, handouts, test.

 

Hazwoper (40 hour and 8 hour re certification)

THIS 8 -HOUR REFRESHER COURSE COMPLIES WITH THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING ANNUAL HAZWOPER CERTIFICATION (CSA, THE ACT, CFR 1910.120)

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • LEGISLATION (USA AND CANADA)
  • INCIDENT MANAGENENT SYSTEM AND STANDARD OPERAITNG GUIDELINES – WHAT IS THE SUPERVISORS ROLE UNDER THE HASP? WHY ARE OPERATING GUIDELINES SO IMPORTANT TO SITE SAFETY
  • HOW TO AUTHOR AND IMPLEMENT THE HASP (SITE HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN)
  • WHAT IS THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND WHAT ARE THE KEY ROLES
  • HOW TO IDENTIFY AND CONTROL SITE HAZARDS
  • TOXICOLOGY/STREET SMART CHEMISTRY – HOW TO PREDICT THE BEHAVIOUR OF ON SITE CHEMICAL HAZARDS
  • WHY DO I NEDD A RESPIRATORY PROGRAM(N95,SCBA/APR/SAR)
  • WHAT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SHOULD I REINFORCE FOR MY SITES
  • HOW DO I MANAGE THE ACTIVITIES OF CONTRACTORS
  • DECONTAMINATION
  • MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE
  • AIR MONITORING
  • PRACTICAL SCENARIOS

INCLUDED:   ALL TRAINING MATERIALS, CERTIFICATES, AND 2012 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOKS.

 

Rescue standby teams for confined space, technical rope and high angle

On-site rescue procedures The employer shall ensure that no worker enters or remains in a confined space unless, in accordance with the relevant plan, adequate written on-site rescue procedures that apply to the confined space have been developed and are ready for immediate implementation. O. Reg. 632/05, s. 11 (1).

Before a worker enters a confined space, the employer shall ensure that an adequate number of persons trained in the matters listed in subsection (3) are available for immediate implementation of the on-site rescue procedures mentioned in subsection (1). O. Reg. 632/05, s. 11 (2).

The persons shall be trained in,(a) the on-site rescue procedures mentioned in subsection (1);(b) first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; and (c) the use of the rescue equipment required in accordance with the relevant plan. O. Reg. 632/05, s. 11 (3).

  • Rescue technicians and entry attendants (all fully certified in CPR/First Aid and AED).
  • A complete and comprehensive array of vertical/horizontal entry, retrieval and rescue equipment (equipment will be matched to your space specific needs.)
  • Air monitoring equipment where or when required (4 and 5 gas monitors available).
  • Complete compliment of CPR/First Aid and AED standby equipment.
  • Confined space entry permits, hot work permits, and space assessment forms when or where required.
  • Consulting and assessment services

OUR GOAL IS TO DESIGN A CONFINED SPACE PROGRAM MEETING YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR GOALS. WHETHER YOU DESIRE TO BE TRAINED TO THE AWARENESS LEVEL, ONLY, OR HAVE A NEED TO MOVE INTO RESCUE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, HOT ZONE WILL BE YOUR PARTNER ALONG THE PATH OF YOUR CHOOSING.  ALL COURSES WILL BE DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH NFPA, CSA AND THE ACT. CHALLENGE HOT ZONE TRAINING CONSULTANTS TO DESIGN A COURSE FOR YOU.

Topics to include but not limited to:

  • DEFINITIONS AND TERMS
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF A CONFINED SPACE – THE ART OF ASSESSING HAZARDS IN AND AROUND A CONFINED SPACE – THE OBJECTIVE IN THIS TRAINING SEGMENT WILL BE TO FAMILIARIZE ATTENDEES WITH CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS AND EQUIP THEM WITH HAZARD ASSESSMENT SKILLS
  • DUTIES OF THE ENTRY SUPERVISOR, ENTRY ATTENDANT AND THE ENTRANT (S) – THIS SEGMENT WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES OF EACH TEAM MEBER RESPONSIBLE FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTRY – EMPLOYER PROCEDURES WILL BE STRONGLY EMPHASIZED AND REVIEWED IN THIS SEGMENT – REFERENCE TO THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WILL UTILIZED.
  • COMMUNICATION IS VITAL – THIS SEGMENT WILL DEAL WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
  • WITHIN AND AROUND THE SPACE – SPACE SPECIFIC COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES WILL BE ADDRESSED – ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE FACED WITH A REALISTIC (FUN) COMMUNICATION EXERCISE WITH COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES TO BE OVERCOME.
  • ENTRY PERMITS/HOT WORK PERMITS – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM – THIS SEGMENT WILL REVIEW THE SIGNIFIGANCE OF ENTRY/HOT WORK PERMITS AND HOW TO FILL ONE OUT. EMPLOYER PERMITS WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO THIS SEGMENT – ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL FILL A PERMIT OUT FULLY AND UNDERSTAND THE HAZARD ASSESSMENT/CONTROL FUNCTION OF THESE PERMITS.
  • AIR MONITORS – THE VITAL LINK!! – EMPLOYER AIR MONITORS WILL BE SOURCED INTO THE TRAINING ROOM FOR A VERY PRACTICAL SEGMENT – A FULL DESCRIPTION OF INTERNAL SENSORS, SENSOR OPERATION, ALARMS SETS, FRESH AIR SETUP, CALIBRATION IMPORTANCE, CROSS SENSITIVITY OF SENSORS, SETTING UP THE MONITOR FOR ENTRY (ATTACHMENTS) ALONG WITH A LIVE CHEMICAL TABLETOP WHICH WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SENSOR ALARMS AND TOXICOLOGY/FLAMMABILITY – THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PRE ENTRY AND CONTINUOUS AIR MONITORING WILL BE ADDRESSED ALONG WITH A REINFORCEMENT ON WHY RECORDING ENTRY RESULTS IS VITAL!
  • INFORMATION RESOURCES – WHERE DO I GO FOR HELP? – THE EMPLOYER CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PLAN/PROCEDURES
  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION – THE NEXT BREATH MAY BE YOUR LAST! – WHEN/WHY IS IT TIME TO UTILIZE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION? – THIS SEGMENT WILL ADDRESS THE MANY TYPES OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (APR, SCBA, AIR LINE RESPIRATORS) WHILE HIGHLIGTING FUNCTION, LIMITATIONS (APF) AND STORAGE, CARE AMD USE. – EMPLOYER RESPIRATORS SHOULD EB AVAILABLE FOR THIS SEGMENT
  • CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING – BREATHING IS NOT YOUR ONLY CONCERN! – AN OVERVIEW OF THE MANY TYPES OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AVAILABLE AND WHEN THIS WOULD BE A NECESSARY ENTRY CONTROL
  • A DISCUSION TO REINFORCE THE IMPORTANCE OF FILLING OUT AN ENTRY PERMIT TO PROPERLY ASSESS THESE VERY NEEDS
  • SETTING UP FOR THE ENTRY – THIS SEGMENT WILL BE VERY PRACTICAL AND COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
  1. MECHANICAL RETRIEVAL EQUIPMENT – THE ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO ACCOMMODATE NON-ENTRY RESCUE AND FALL ARREST CONTROL
  2. VENTILATION EQUIPMENT – THE ART OF POSITIVE PRESSURE AND NEGATIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION – WHEN WOULD I USE ONE METHOD VERSUS ANOTHER – PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION ON SETUP AND USE
  3. FALL ARREST HARNESS AND LANYARDS – DONNING AND DOFFING, INSPECTIONS, CLEANING AND STORAGE, LOGGING THE INSPECTION
  4. BARRIERS (VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN) – PRACTICAL REINFORCEMENT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SETTING UP ENTRY BARRIERS TO NON ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUALS/VEHICLES
  5. LOTO – THIS SEGMENT WILL ADDRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPERLY ASSESSING AND CONTROLLING THE MULTIPLE ENERGY SOURCES POTENTIALLY PRESENT IN OR AROUND A SPACE – ALL ASPECTS OF ENERGY ISOLATION/LOCK OUT WILL BE COVERED USING A BRADY UNIVERSAL LOTO KIT (MAIN SWITCHES, BALL VALVES, GATE VAVLVES, CIRCUIT BREAKERS, O AND Y VALVES, ETC)
  6. CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TEAMS – THIS SEGMENT WILL ADDRESS THE QUESTION AS TO WHEN A CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TEAM NEEDS TO BE PRESENT FOR AN ENTRY TO OCCUR. – THE EQUIPMENT, TRAINING AND LOGISTICS OF PERFORMING AND ENTRY RESCUE WILL BE ADDRESSED
  • ANY ADDITONAL EMPLOYER SPECIFIC TOPICS OR COURSE CONTENT REQUESTED – ALL COURSES WILL BE DESIGNED SPECIFIC TO EACH EMPLOYERS SPACE SPECIFIC HAZARDS AND PROGRAM.
  • HANDS – ON SCENARIOS

2-DAY FORMAT (16 HOUR):

16-HOUR SESSION (OPERATIONS). MINIMUM OF 10 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION. THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR ENTRANTS AND RESCUE STAFF USING A MECHANICAL RECTRIEVAL SYSTEM. IF ENTRANTS MUST DISENGAGE FROM THE NON-ENTRY RESCUE EQUIPMENT (TRIPODS, ETC), YOUR ORGANZIATION WILL NEED TO PROGRESS TO THE 3-4 DAY RESCUE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION.

INCLUDES: PARTICIPANT MANUALS, WALLET CARDS, CERTIFICATES

4 DAY RESCUE TECHNICIAN

COURSE DURATION – 32 HOURS MININMUM (4 DAYS)

INCLUDES:    PARTICIPANT MANUALS, WALLET CARDS, CERTIFICATES, HANDOUTS, THEORY, PRACTICAL TRAINING, TESTS/EXAM

THIS CERTIFICATION COURSE WILL ALLOW YOUR ERT TO PERFORM A FULL ENTRY RESCUE WITH ADVANCED PATIENT PACKAGING TECHNIQUES. YOUR ENTRY/RESCUE EQUIPMENT WILL BE THE FOCUS OF THIS ADVANCED COURSE WITH EXTENSIVE HANDS-ON FOR EVERY ATTENDEE.

MINIMUM PRE REQUISITES:

CONFINED SPACE AWARNESS CERTIFICATION, CPR FIRST AID CERTIFICATION, RESPIRATORY FIT TESTING RECORDS, WHMIS MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE RECORDS CONSISTENT WITH CSA Z 94.4-11 WILL BE A

Training interval: ANNUAL

 

Emergency Incident Management System Training (IMS)

Every organization must design and implement a Plan for any manmade or naturally occurring emergency within the workplace. The backbone of this plan will always be hazard assessment (determining which hazards require planning and controls) and the Incident Command/Management System (organizing your resources, equipment, staff). This course will enable your participant(s) to effectively work within and occupy a role in the Emergency Incident Management System.

Topics:

  • The Mancuso Chemicals Disaster (lets look at a Hazmat Incident that went wrong)
  • The Station Night Club (West Warwick, Rhode Island). Lets watch a large “life loss” fire start and gain an appreciation for how quickly it trapped people.
  • Legislation – why do we have to take a course like this? A fast review of the many standards and pieces of legislation that govern our programs and Plans
  • The Incident Command/Management System – the modular and expandable structure for how your organization will manage any emergencies (Fire, Spill, Medical, Violence, Etc). We will detail every key position with duties and responsibilities (Incident Commander, Media Relations Officer, Operations Officer, Accountability, Safety, Finance, Etc)
  •  Communications – Internal and External – your ability to communicate effectively during any emergency will “make or break you”. Let’s discuss effective internal communications and the barriers which impact on effectiveness. We also need to prepare you for incoming Emergency resources and how to transfer Command and information (externally) to them.
  • Reporting – Fire Wardens, Incident Commanders and every position in between require checklists (reports) for staff to follow during the emergency. These reports will be filed after the event as a hedge against any inquest.
  • Building Systems – do your staff know how to read and interpret alarm panels. Would they know how to reset your alarm system when required? Can they operate elevator Fire Fighter access keys? We will tour one of your facilities and cover these critical infrastructure issues before the big event happens.

Course Duration:   8-16 hours based on practical scenarios and topics of inclusion for any client.

 

JHSC Level II

These modules will enable the members of your JHSC committee to fulfill their obligations/duties as outlined in the Act and WSIB guidelines. The employer must select the modules to be completed based on the type of Industry there are actively involved in.

Modules:

  • Chemical spill
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Fall arrest and working from heights
  • Ergonomics
  • Hot work
  • Bonding and grounding
  • Metal working fluids
  • Slips and falls
  • Safe driving and pedestrian safety
  • Ladder safety
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Working with chemical hazards
  • Power actuated hand tools
  • Hand safety
  • Noise and vibration
  • Machine guarding assessment
  • Working alone
  • And so much more!

Lab Safety Certification

Following traditional NFPA, CSA and Fire Code Standards, this course will equip your staff to firmly understand and handle the myriad of chemical hazards found in the lab. Topics to Include:

  • Legislation
  • Corporate Operating Guidelines
  • MSDS and information resources
  • Safe handling practices – decanting, storage, and transporting liquids, solids, and compressed gases safely
  • Reactive substances and safe storage practices
  • Compressed Gas Safety
  • Basic toxicology and chemistry
  • Personal protective equipment and proper hygiene practices
  • Fume hoods and ventilation issues – stop blocking those baffles!!
  • Basic Spill cleanup steps solids, liquids and gases

includes: student manuals, certificates and training records. Course will run 6-8 hours.

Ladder Safety

 

Do your employees require ladders for day-to-day duties? Would your employees know how to inspect ladder components to determine suitability for usage? Would your employees know how to position the ladder, lift the ladder, maintain the ladder, or work on the ladder correctly? This course will follow current legislation and standards and practices.

Topics to include:

  • Legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Employer procedures or guidelines for usage
  • Ladder types and components
  • Inspecting your ladder components
  • Maintenance and care
  • How do I lift and carry my ladder correctly?
  • Hoisting the ladder into position
  • Working safely on the ladder
  • Hands-on practice

Course Duration: 2 hours

 

Lift Truck Training (Theory and Practical)

 

THIS COURSE MEETS OR EXCEEDS CSA STANDARD B335.04 AND MINISTRY OF LABOUR COMPETENCY STANDARDS.  FURTHER THIS COURSE WILL OFFER YOUR OPERATORS THE PERTINENT INFORMATION AND SKILLS REQUIRED TO OPERATE YOUR EQUIPMENT IN A SAFE MANNER.

CSA B335.04 RECOMMENDS 8 HOURS OF THEORY FOR THE OPERATOR OF A HIGH LIFT, AND 4 HOURS OF THEORY FOR THE OPERATOR OF A LOW LIFT (ANNEX D- SUGGESTED TIMES FOR CLASSROOM AND PRACTICAL SESSIONS). THIS IS NOT A MANDATORY PART OF THE CSA STANDARD, ONLY A SUGGESTION.

HOT ZONE RECOMMEND A 4-8 HOUR THEORY SESSION BASED ON THE LEVEL OF DRIVING EXPERIENCE (4 HOURS FOR EXPERIENCED, 8 HOURS FOR NEW TRAINEES)

INTERIM PRACTICALS SHALL BE CONDUCTED AT 18 MONTH INTERVALS. FULL TRAINING SHALL OCCUR AT 3 YEAR INTERVALS (CSA B335.04)

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • APPLICABLE STANDARDS, GUIDELINES AND LEGISLATION.
  • STABILITY FACTORS
  • PROPANE, DIESEL, ELECTRIC AND GASOLINE POWERED UNITS
  • BATTERY CHARGING TECHNIQUES
  • PROPANE CYLINDER CHANGING MEETING TSSA PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • APPLICABLE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
  • ATTACHMENTS; BEAMS, SIDE SHIFTS, ROTATORS
  • EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • SUPERVISORS RESPONSIBILITIES
  • EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • GENERAL OPERATION OF A FORKLIFT AND SAFE OPERATING PRINCIPLES
  • PRE SHIFT OPERATIONAL INSPECTIONS
  • PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION ON PLANT SPECIFIC DEVICE (S)
  • VIDEO INCLUSIONS, CASE STUDIES

ALL TRAINING MATERIALS, THEORY CERTIFICATES AND PRACTICAL WALLET CARDS INCLUDED.

RETRAINING SHALL OCCUR AT INTERVALS NOT EXCEEDING THREE YEARS WITH MID-TERM PRACTICAL TRAINING AT 18-MONTH INTERVALS (SEC.6.21)

 

Lock Out Training meeting CSA Z460

 

This course will enable your staff to control the multiple energy forms present within every workplace. Referencing to the relevant legislation governing proper lock out procedures, this course will explore the concepts associated with safe work practices around energy.

 

Topics to include:

  • Legislation
  • What is energy and what forms would it take in my workplace
  • Lock/out tag/out do’s and don’ts
  • Program development
  • Injury analysis
  • Accident investigation
  • Methods of lockout
  • Partial lockout, managing contractors, continuity in lock out, and lock removal
  • Six steps to success
  • And much more….

Includes: Participant manuals, certificates and handouts.

 

SCBA / APR certification

This course will follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act/Canada Labour Code and the CSA Standard Z94.4-11 for the Proper Selection, Use and Care of Respiratory Protection in Canada. Manufacturer specific operating manuals will, as well, be incorporated into any course

 

 

Topics to be covered:

  • Legislation and Standards (how CSA impacts on you)
  • Types of Respiratory Protection
  • Common Respiratory Hazards
  • Limitations to Respiratory Types
  • SCBA components
  • SCBA donning and doffing, cleaning, maintenance and storage practices.
  • SCBA failures – open, closed and pressure reducer.
  • Record keeping and medical evaluations and facial hair issues
  • Respiratory hazard assessment.
  • This course will be designed around your make and model of SCBA.

Includes: Participant manuals, wall certificates, wallet cards and   Quantitative fit testing records (wallet cards) when required.

Duration: 2 hours for SCBA training, plus 15 minutes per respiratory fit test conducted

Re certification Period: Annually

Scissor Lift

 

THIS COURSE MEETS ALL STANDARDS AND LEGISLATION (CSA CAN 3-B 354.3-M82 AND ANSI SIA A92.3-1990)..  ALL OPERATORS WILL GAIN A DEEP UNDERSTANDING FOR THE SAFE OPERATION AND INHERENT DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH AERIAL MANLIFTS.

Topics to be covered:

  • LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS
  • BRAKING SYSTEMS
  • FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
  • WARNING SIGNALS
  • EVALUATING SITES, FALL ARREST CONSIDERATIONS
  • PRE-OP INSPECTIONS
  • OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND MACHINE LIMITATIONS
  • BATTERY CHARGING AND CHANGING
  • MUCH MORE

Includes: ALL TRAINING MATERIALS INCLUDED

Duration: THE LENGTH OF THIS COURSE IS APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS OF THEORY PLUS PRACTICAL HANDS ON EVALUATION AND TESTING. MINIMUM OF 8 REQUIRED FOR ONSITE SESSIONS

 

Competent Supervisor Certification

THE PURPOSE OF THIS 4 HOUR TRAINING COURSE IS TO EDUCATE SUPERVISORS OF THEIR LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT, REGULATIONS AND MOL GUIDELINES.

Topics to be covered:

  • DEFINITIONS AND CURRENT INTERPRETATIONS OF “COMPETENCY” FOR SUPERVISORS UNDER THE OH&S ACT
  • RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE OH&S ACT AND REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO SUPERVISORY WORK
  • DEFINITION (S) OF “DUE DILIGENCE” AND HOW TO USE PROACTIVELY VS. REACTIVELY
  • SUPERVISOR’S PLACE IN THE INTERNAL RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM
  • BRIEF REVIEW OF HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING AND WORK REFUSAL

PLEASE NOTE: AGENDA TOPICS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED, SHORTENED OR EXPANDED UPON GIVEN SPECIFIC NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS.

Includes: ALL TRAINING MATERIALS INCLUDED

Duration: 4 Hour

 

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

UNDER THE TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS ACT AND REGULATIONS, ANYONE WHO SHIPS, HANDLES OR TRANSPORTS DANGEROUS GOODS REQUIRES TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS TRAINING. EVEN LIFT TRUCK OPERATORS MUST POSSESS A CURRENT TDG AND WHMIS CERTIFICATION (CSA STANDARD)

THIS COURSE COVERS ALL REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS LEGISLATION.  WE WILL GIVE ALL EMPLOYESS THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE AND SAFE HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS.

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Definition of the nine classes of dangerous goods and their associated hazards;
  • Shipping names, classes, UN numbers and packing groups for the dangerous goods that are normally encountered on the job;
  • Safety marks such as labels and placards that are used to identify the different classes of dangerous goods that are normally encountered on the job;
  • Knowledge of the information that must be on a shipping document;
  • The requirements regarding mixed loads and the need for segregation of incompatible dangerous goods;
  • The proper selection and use of means of containment for the dangerous goods;
  • What to do if the shipping documents, placards, labels, other safety marks or means of containment seem inadequate or incorrect;
  • What constitutes an accidental release and the reporting requirements if an accident happens;
  • Proper use of all equipment that is used in the handling, offering for transport and/or transportation of dangerous goods;
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) requirements if a plan is required.
  • Regulation 347 and the waste manifest process – what is HWIN?, what basic information should my signing authority staff see on the waste manifest?

Examples of a Person Handling Dangerous Goods:

Cargo Handler Lift Truck Operator Dock Worker Loader/Unloader Receiver/Shipper Towmotor Operator Freight Handler Warehouse Operator Shipper

Offering for Transport means:

For dangerous goods not in transport, to select or to allow the selection of a carrier to transport dangerous goods; to prepare or allow the preparation of dangerous goods so that a carrier can take possession of them for transport.

Examples of Those Who Offer For Transport:

Dispatcher Clerical personnel (i.e. preparation of documents) Shipper Freight Forwarder Biller

Training Required:

  1. All of the requirements required for documentation except for the location and the rail consist;
  2. How to communicate the special instructions and precautions for the handling and/or transporting of specific dangerous goods while on the job;
  3. Types of placards, labels, signs, numbers and other safety marks, what they mean, and when and where to display them;
  4. The proper selection and use of means of containment for the dangerous goods;
  5. The Emergency Response Assistance Plan requirements (ERAP) if a plan is required.

Guideline “D”: Additional training for all persons involved in the transporting of dangerous goods

A person Who is Transporting Dangerous Goods means:

The person who has possession of the dangerous goods while they are in transport.

Training Required:

  1. Types of placards, labels, signs, numbers and other safety marks, what they mean, and when and where to display them;
  2. The location of the shipping documents and the importance of keeping them accurate;
  3. Requirements for parking, loading and vehicule inspection which may apply.

INCLUDES: 2012 EMERGENCY RESPONDE GUIDEBOOKS, MANUALS, CERTIFICATES.

 

 

WHMIS

THIS COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING COURSE COVERS THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES AND LEGISLATION UNDER EXISTING REGULATION 860.  THIS COURSE IS MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN CUSTOMIZED TO THE CLIENT AND THE MSDS AND STORAGE CHARACTERISTICS PRESENT.

Topics to be covered:

  • OVERVIEW OF W.H.M.I.S. LEGISLATION
  • UNDERSTANDING THE MSDS
  • SUPPLIER AND WORKPLACE LABELS
  • HAZARD SYMBOL SCAVENGER HUNT
  • CONSUMER RESTRICTED PRODUCTS
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • CASE STUDIES
  • LABELING AND IDENTIFICATION
  • GENERAL INFORMATION
  • PROACTIVE EMPLOYEE DISCUSSIONS
  • AND MUCH MORE

Includes: Wallet cards, record of training, employee handouts, student manuals

 

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THIS COURSE MEETS AND EXCEEDS ALL STANDARDS AND LEGISLATION (THE ACT, CSA AND MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS) RELATING TO THE SAFE OPERATION OF MOBILE AERIAL LIFTING DEVICES.

TOPICS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS
  • WARNING SYSTEMS
  • BREAKING SYSTEMS
  • SITE EVALUATIONS
  • OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
  • FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
  • PRE-OP INSPECTIONS
  • BATTERY CHARGING AND CHANGING
  • WEIGHT CAPACITIES AND RESTRICTIONS
  • MOVING A DEVICE (ELEVATED VERSUS BEDDED)
  • MUCH MORE

THE LENGTH OF THIS COURSE IS APPROXIMATLEY 4-HOURS OF THEORY PLUS PRACTICAL HANDS ON EVALUATION AND TESTING.