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Safety Training

Approved Working at Heights Training Provider

startSAFE provides your company with all the necessary means and resources for a healthy and safe working environment. Our primary focus is to deliver quality training to all employees, as it is the key element in achieving company objectives in a safe and effective manner. It is important that all workers are thoroughly trained to ensure that they obtain the knowledge and understanding of working in an environment where anything can happen at any given time. Our programs demonstrate real life situations in effective methods of hazard control. This will help to ensure that participants comply with regulations by having a full understanding of how to implement the practical information obtained in their training.

Evening and Weekend Courses available.

Course List

Asbestos Abatement Worker 253W

Asbestos Abatement Worker 253W (2 days)

Course Length: 2 Days
Course Overview and Scope

This course is intended for those who will perform Type 3 asbestos work operations. The course content follows the curriculum set by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for the Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker Training Program (AAW 253W) to prepare the participants to write the AAW 253W exam.

Course Outline

  • Uses and common types of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Ministry of Labour Regulation 278/05
  • Regulatory requirements for asbestos waste transportation and disposal
  • Other provincial health & safety legislation relevant to Type 3 asbestos work
  • Other hazards in Type 3 asbestos work
  • Measures & procedures, personal protective equipment, and decontamination (hygiene) practices for Type 3 asbestos work

This course also includes:

  • A mock exam, fashioned in a similar format to the MTCU’s exam, to provide participants with a “dry run” in preparation for taking the MTCU exam at a college

Important Requirements:

  • Prior to the course, it is essential that the employer register as a “Signing Authority” with the MTCU (otherwise the training may be deemed void). Contact your local MTCU office to arrange this.
  • The MTCU’s AAW 253W exam is administered separately at Ontario colleges. Documentation for taking the exam consists of paperwork provided by the MTCU and Start Safe’s course certificate.

 

Proof of Training

Upon completing this course, each participant is provided with a certificate as proof of the training. Start Safe’s certificate is used only as proof of the training in order to take the 253W AAW exam at an Ontario college. The actual proof of Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker certification comes from the MTCU after they receive proof that the participant passed the exam.

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness

Course Length: 4 hours

This Asbestos Awareness Course will guide you through all aspects of Asbestos, from the hazards that are associated with Asbestos to how to protect yourself with safe work practices.

Our comprehensive course will explain in detail what you need to know, emphasize key points and test your knowledge retention after each module. The course has been designed to meet and exceed Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines, so by completing this course you can improve your knowledge of an important part of workplace safety. After completion of this course you will be issued a certificate of completion.

ASBESTOS AWARENESS MODULES:

  • Asbestos Uses
  • Types of Asbestos
  • Dangers of Asbestos
  • Exposure Hazards
  • Worker Contamination
  • Contaminated Clothing
  • Work Environment Inspection
  • Emergency Spill Clean-Up
  • Asbestos PPE
  • Air-Supplying Respirators
  • Air-Purifying Respirators
  • Operation and Fit
  • Emergency Plans
  • Medical Emergency Procedures

After completion of this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Asbestos comprised of?
  • Asbestos health risks.
  • Regulations and exposure limits related to asbestos.
  • Asbestos safe work practices.

Confined Space Awareness

Confined Space Awareness

Course Length: 4 Hours

 

Workers are killed or injured every year while working in or around confined spaces. It is estimated that 60% of all fatalities are would be rescuers.  

We train with OSG’s Confined Space material. This program will provide supervisors, entrants and attending workers with the information needed to understand the potential hazards of working in these spaces and the requirements necessary to control those hazards prior to entry.

Participants will engage in exercises where all confined space documentation will be used.

The course is broken down into the following content modules:

  • Applicable Legislation
  • Definitions
  • Elements of a Confined Space Program
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Entry Plan
  • Entry Permit
  • Confined Space Controls
  • Responsibilities
  • On-Site Rescue
  • Questions and Answers

Course Material:

Participant manual, sample entry and hot work permit, hazard assessment and entry plan, test, record of attendance and wallet card

Elevated Work Platforms + Scissor and Ariel Lift

Full day course

Points covered in this course:

 Why operator training

  • Types of personnel lifting devices
  • Scope of Training
  • Training requirements Power sources
  • Expectations

 MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND C.S.A. STANDARDS


Occupational Health and Safety for industrial and construction projects


Safe operating procedures and practices.

  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Pre-operator inspections and practical operator inspections.
  • The hazards associated when operating these types of equipment.
  • Work site inspections, planning ahead before we commence work.
  • Working at heights
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Working indoors and outdoors
  • Stability concerns, avoiding tip over situations.
  • Traveling with equipment in the lower and upper position.

 

First Aid Training

Emergency First Aid

Includes CPR Level C & AED (Automated External Defibrillation) Training. This course is required for Ontario workplaces of 1-5 employees per work area per shift. This course runs approximately 7-8 hours.

 

Basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets OHS regulations for Basic First Aid. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED

Duration: 7-8 hours

Instructor: Red Cross First Aid Instructor or Instructor Trainer

Completion Requirements: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam

Certification: 3-year certification in Emergency First Aid, CPR Level A, C, or HCP and AED

    • Preparing to respond
    • The EMS system
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Airway emergencies
    • Breathing and circulation emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Wound care

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual

Certification card and optional wall certificate

 

Standard First Aid Course –

Includes CPR Level C & AED (Automated External Defibrillation) Training. This course is required for Ontario workplaces of 6 or more employees per work area per shift. This course runs on both days for a total of 14-16 hours

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

Duration: 14–16 hours. Flexible scheduling options.

Instructor : Red Cross First Aid Instructor or Instructor Trainer

Completion Requirements: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam

Certification: 3-year certification in Standard First Aid, CPR Level A, C, or HCP, and AED

Recertification: 6–8 hours; includes CPR Level C, adheres to local legislation

Course Content:

    • Preparing to respond
    • The EMS system
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Airway emergencies
    • Breathing and circulation emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Wound care
    • Head and spine injuries
    • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
    • Sudden medical emergencies
    • Environmental emergencies
    • Poisons

 

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Take-Home Materials:  Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual, Certification card and optional wall certificate

Fork Lift/Lift Truck

Course Summary

Lift Truck/forklift operator safety training course provides the essentials becoming more confident in the use of equipment and following safe operating procedures to transport materials in a safe and efficient manner.

 Full day course.

 This course will improve;

 Operator awareness

  • Increased efficiency and productivity
  • The reduction of damaged goods and materials
  • Meets CSA standard B335-04
  • Guidelines for the Safe Operation and Maintenance of Powered lift trucks (Ministry of Labour)

This program will give operators a more complete understanding of lift truck operations enabling them to perform their jobs with higher level of knowledge and skill.

 They will be instructed in the principles of stability, load handling capacity, pedestrian safety and proper refuelling (propane, diesel, and gasoline) and electric lift trucks.

 Operators will be trained on daily maintenance checks, proper loading techniques, on/off loading procedures, correct stacking methods. This course also covers safe procedures when working on or around docking bays and Tractor Trailers and flat beds.

 Certificates of recognition and wallet size cards will be given to those who successfully complete the course.

 This course can be conducted at the workplace on request by client and use equipment that workers will be using in the performance of their duties. Please contact us for further information. The hands-on training is ideal for a group of workers at their location.

Traffic Control

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

 This workshop is designed to train participants in their responsibilities under the law applicable to the safe handling, storing and transporting the nine classes of dangerous goods. Participants are provided with an overview of the Dangerous Goods Act/Regulations and their application.

 Each participant will receive a participant’s guide to work with. A wallet certificate and a certificate of participation will be issued to each participant at the successful completion of the program and written test. Card is only valid for 3 years and participants must either be employed or self employed. Cards are not transferable. 

Course Content:

  • the nine classifications
  • documentation requirements
  • safety marks – labels/placards
  • safety requirements for transportation of dangerous goods
  • training requirements

 

Who Should Attend:

 All personnel administering, handling, storing and transporting dangerous goods.

 This is a half day course.

Respirator Fit Testing

Respirator Fit Testing

 

Respirator fit testing is required for mandatory use of all tight-fitting facepieces and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA 1910.134(f) states: “The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.” Employees issued powered air purifying respirators and supplied air respirators with loose-fitting facepieces, hoods or helmets are not subject to respirator fit testing.

Supervisor Awareness

Course Summary

Effective July 1, 2014, Ontario employers have to ensure that all workers and supervisors have completed a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program. The first of its kind in North America, the new regulation mandates basic safety awareness training for all supervisors.

Expectations placed on supervisors are always high. Our interactive workshop breaks down the responsibilities outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and explains how those responsibilities directly relate to the health and safety of the workers you supervise.

Our content aligns with the requirements outlined in the Ministry of Labour supervisor awareness workbook.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of the supervisor’s role
  • Discuss the duties and responsibilities of the employer, worker, and supervisor
  • Discuss the role of the health and safety rep and the JHSC member
  • Recognize the importance of working as a team
  • Identify how the supervisor fits in the Internal Responsibility System
  • Explain the role of the WSIB and Ministry of Labour
  • Support the rights of workers
  • Explain how to recognize, assess, control, and evaluate hazards
  • Handle health and safety concerns
  • Recognize how to obtain health and safety assistance
  • Identify health and safety resources
  • Motivate employees to work safely

Working at Heights

Working at Heights

Course Length: 8 hours

 

Start Safe is an approved Working at Heights training provider by the Chief Prevention Office. We trains OSG's Working at Heights-Fall Protection program. This program will provide participants with an understanding of duties and responsibilities when working at elevated heights, potential fall hazards and controls, and appropriate selection, use and limitations of various types of fall protection and arresting equipment. This program reviews the basics of fall protection and then leads you through the correct application of the different systems. A practical demonstration of harness inspection and donning is provided in the course as all participants are required to inspect and don a harness during the class.

Course Content:

Module 1 – Basic Theory

  • 3.5 hours long
  • Foundational elements on how to work safely at heights using construction-related content.

 

Topics:

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Identifying hazards
  • Hierarchy of controls and limitations of PPE
  • Warning methods and physical barriers
  • Ladder safety
  • Intro to PPE

 

Module 2 – Practical

  • 4 hours long
  • More advanced information on fall protection systems including
    hands-on demonstration of equipment and procedures, practical
    demonstration of the proper use, inspection and donning

Topics:

  • Barriers and other fixed equipment
  • Fall protection equipment (travel restraint, fall restricting, fall arrest)
  • Anchor points
  • Work access platforms
  • Rescue planning

Course Material:

Participant manual, test, record of attendance and temporary wallet card

WHMIS

Course Length: 4 hours

In February 2015, Health Canada released WHIMIS 2015 based on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).  Canadian employers and suppliers of chemical products will be required to transition to the new WHIMS rules.

With the implementation of the GHS, the WHIMIS systems has undergone significant changes to hazard criteria, classification processes, label elements and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). 

This course has been designed to provide participants with a solid comprehension of the GHS and the impact it has on the WHIMIS System.  It will allow individuals to implement the new rules, in turn improving hazard communication linked to regulated chemical products.

The course is broken down into the following content modules:

  • Overview of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
  •  Classification of Chemicals
  • Hazard Communication
  • Safety Data Sheets (formally MSDS)

 

Course Material:

Participant manual, test, record of attendance and wallet card

Workplace Violence and Harassment

Bill 168 - Workplace Violence & Harassment

Course Length: 2.5 Hours

 

In 2010 the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario was amended under Bill 168 to include specific requirements for Workplace Violence and Harassment. 

Bill 168 requires every workplace in Ontario with more than 5 employees to:

  • develop written policies on dealing with both violence and harassment in the workplace
  • develop programs to implement these policies
  • review those policies at least once a year, and
  • conduct training on these policies

The course includes discussions, illustrations of and recommendations for detection, investigation and prevention of:

  • Violence or threats of violence
  • Racial, gender, religion, sexual orientation and sexual harassment
  • Bullying
  • Domestic violence in the workplace
  • Lateral Violence (gossiping, rumours, sabotaging and back-stabbing)

It will help employers, supervisors and workers understand the requirements for developing and implementing a successful workplace violence and harassment program.

Our course provides participants with an overview of the legislation and what must be accomplished to fulfil their obligations under Bill 168.

The course is broken down into the following content modules:

  • Definitions of Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Legislative Changes and Impact on Employer and Supervisor
  • Elements of Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies and Program
  • Workplace Violence Risk Assessment
  • Duties to Inform
  • Controls for Workplace Violence and Harassment

Course Material:

Participant manual, risk assessment tool, workplace violence questionnaire, sample workplace violence and harassment policy and sample program, record of attendance and wall certificate

Worker Safety Awareness Training

Worker Safety Awareness Training

Course Length: 3 Hours

 

Each employer in Ontario has a responsibility to provide information and instruction to the worker on how to perform the job safely.

Our content aligns with the requirements outlined in the Ministry of Labour worker awareness workbook.

Our Worker Awareness course covers the following topics:

 

  • The workers role in health and safety
  • Duties and responsibilities of the employer, worker and supervisor
  • Role of the health and safety rep and JHSC
  • Worker rights (know, refuse and participate)
  • Common workplace hazards
  • Protection from hazards
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Finding out more about hazards
  • Working within the Internal Responsibility System
  • Participating in safety
  • Health and safety representatives and the JHSC
  • Being a role model
  • Right to refuse unsafe work
  • Obtaining health and safety information

 

 

Safety First!

Startsafe is committed to achieving excellence in the health and safety of your workers, by providing exceptional health and safety education and consulting.

  • Courses in Kingston, Belleville, Ottawa and surrounding areas.
  • Approved Working at Heights Training Provider
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