Safety NL delivers a full range of occupational health and safety training to clients across the province. Our certified health and safety professionals provide in-class instruction and hands-on training to ensure your employees are safe at work. These courses meet your regulatory needs, improve productivity, and reduce costs.

Many of our programs can be customized to meet your specific site needs and we have over thirty years of experience in being able to deliver onsite, province wide. Your investment in occupational health and safety training helps fund community safety programs across our province!

To learn more contact Jeff Daniels, Director of Occupational Health and Safety Programs and Development at jdaniels@safetynl.ca or call 1-877-754-0210.

Committee Training Level 1

The OHS Committee Level One training includes the following:

  • Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety
  • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation, and Control
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Incident Investigations

 

Following this training, individuals should have the knowledge required to fulfill their duties and responsibilities per the OHS Act and Regulations.

Please note that Level 1 is required for workplaces with less than 10 employees, and is a prerequisite for Level 2, which is required for workplaces with 10 or more employees.

Committee Training Level 2

The OHS Committee Level Two training is required for workplaces that employ 10 or more employees. This training will ensure that OHS Committee members are able to fulfill the duties and responsibilities laid out by the OHS Act and Regulations. OHS Committee Members are responsible for:

  • Monitoring occupational health and safety in the workplace
  • Acting as good role models, mentors, and taking a proactive role in the promotion of health and safety in the workplace
  • Playing a major role in the development of a sustainable positive culture in the workplace alongside the employer and other workers
  • Training includes: Core OHS Concepts, Essentials of Committees, Hazard Recognition, Evaluation, and Control, Making it Effective

 

Please note that participants are required to have completed Level 1 before participating in Level 2 training.

Competent Gas Detection/Atmospheric Monitoring

Our program is designed for personnel who are required to verify that the health and safety of personnel is protected and maintained during work in areas where atmospheric hazards may exist.

The course includes applicable regulations, Physical properties of chemicals, the nature of oxygen deficiency and how to test in oxygen deficient environments, Gas detectors, Colorimetric Method (gas detector tubes), Gas testing strategies and principles of atmospheric testing, and Control methods and mitigation.

Confined Space Entry and Attendant

Our WPNL approved program provides the knowledge and skillset necessary to interpret the requirements of legislation in order to safely enter and work in confined spaces. Through a combination of theory, exercises, and demonstrations, participants will be able to recognize various hazards and controls associated with working in a confined space that will enable them to carry out their work in a safe and confident manner.

Fall Protection Course and Recertification

This is a two-day course designed for anyone who works at heights and uses fall protection equipment. Our program and instructors have been certified by Workplace NL (WPNL) to deliver training at our facilities in Mt. Pearl and Corner Brook, or at our clients’ workplace.

A one-day recertification program is offered for anyone with a certificate about to expire. Proof required that your Fall Protection certification has not yet expired.

Fall Protection Equipment Competent Inspector

This course is intended for those individuals who will be responsible for the inspection of fall protection equipment. Participants will be instructed on the associated CSA standards and regulations pertaining to inspection, as well as manufacturer’s requirements and industry best practices.

The training will incorporate various fall protection equipment including: full-body harnesses, energy absorbing lanyards, anchorage connectors, carabiners, vertical lifelines, fall arresters, self-retracting devices, and associated components. Practical exercises will provide participants with hands-on experience in inspecting various equipment from all major manufacturers.

FORKLIFT OPERATOR SAFETY

This course focuses on safe practices and procedures for forklift operators using multimedia presentations, performance exercises, and group discussions.

Our eight (8) hour Forklift Operations and Safety course is comprised of a theoretical classroom session and a practical forklift driver training component giving the participant the necessary skills to safely operate a forklift in order to reduce accidents and injuries to workers.

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INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

An incident investigation is the best way to find the cause of an incident, control the hazard, and prevent similar incidents and further harm or loss.

This program is intended for personnel who are required to carry out or assist in incident and accident investigations in their workplace. These participants will be given the tools to identify the root causes of accidents and make quality recommendations for corrective actions to prevent recurrences.

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Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) / ArielWork Platform (AWP)

MEWP is the North American subsidiary of IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), the most successful and widely recognized provider of aerial work platform training programs in the world. The MEWP Program is generic in nature and is based on the IPAF program, the only safety training program certified to be in compliance with the ISO Standard 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator(driver) training.

The one day training for operators consists of review of relevant safety standards and regulations, machine application, physical inspection, written test and individual practical evaluations.

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

Employers are responsible for recognizing potential MSI risk factors and implementing effective controls in partnership with the OHS Committee and the employee showing signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injury. They are also required to educate and train workers in risk identification and specific control measures. The MSI workshop will provide instructions in proper workplace ergonomics, and how to recognize and avoid potential causes of musculoskeletal (soft tissue) injury.

Powerline Hazard Course

This course is a legislated requirement for operators of boom trucks, mobile cranes and other similar equipment where contact with an overhead powerline is a possibility.

RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE TRAINING

We offer training to employees on the identification and prevention of harassment that meets current legislative requirements. By making sure employees understand what types of behaviours are inappropriate, they can be mindful of this in their day to day interactions in the workplace. Such training can prevent disrespectful and harassing behavior before it happens. This also prevents losses of productivity that can occur in unhealthy work environments, as well as avoiding costly investigations and lawsuits.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION TRAINING (CSA Z94.4)

Per the current Newfoundland & Labrador Occupational Health & Safety Legislation, any employee exposed to harmful concentrations of hazardous materials must be trained and fitted for NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) certified protection.

Our program is intended for those who work in environments that may require the use of protection such as N95, half face, full face APR’, SCBA and SABA.

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Supervisor Safety Course

Supervisor Health & Safety Certification Training Supervisors are often hired or promoted not knowing their legislated roles and responsibilities and not having the tool sets to perform necessary risk assessments to adequately protect their workers. Although the OHS Act and Regulations outline specific duties that a supervisor must perform, there is no mention to mandatory training programs that a supervisor must complete. Therefore, WPNL has developed a training program that will help provide supervisors with the information that they need to fulfill their legislated responsibilities.

Traffic Control (Flagperson)

This course is a requirement by Workplace NL (WPNL) for anyone seeking employment as a Traffic Control Person in NL. This four hour in-class session designed to provide the basics of traffic control while informing participants of their rights under occupational health and safety legislation in this province. This course is also available online through Zoom.

TRAILERING (Trailer Capacity above 4500 Kg)

This course is intended to provide comprehensive information on the requirements and best practices of towing a trailer with a capacity above 4500 Kilograms.

Whether towing a light boat or camping trailer behind a car, a vacation trailer behind your motorhome or a trailer to haul equipment or products, it is critical to balance the load and prepare the trailer and tow vehicle. This course will introduce participants to common problems and their resolutions.

For the experienced driver, it is an opportunity to review and improve existing knowledge and skills; for novice drivers, this material provides fundamental knowledge and understanding of what to expect while trailering.

The driver is ultimately responsible for the safety of the unit and load, and how to appropriately apply the knowledge from the course to their unique equipment setup to safely tow a trailer.

This course is delivered through a combination of in-class theory and practical instruction using trailers with sufficient load capacity to demonstrate the classroom components in addition to actual trailering exercises.

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

This course is designed to provide employers and employees with the knowledge necessary to meet the regulatory requirements of the Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations. Content is focused on the concept of transporting dangerous goods, how it applies to all modes of transport, and how other regulations and standards interact to safely transport dangerous goods in Canada.

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (Whmis 2015)

Participants are taught how to implement a WHMIS Program in compliance with existing legislation and leave with a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials. This is a self-paced course offered through the Provincial Safety Councils of Canada.

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