Occupational Health & Safety

CCOHS develops new e-courses

Courses available to help control and eliminate workplace hazards

Accurately identifying, assessing and controlling hazards is an essential part of a properly functioning workplace health and safety program. To enable organizations to do this, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed a new three-module e-Learning course.  

"Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control" equips organizations to control or eliminate hazards in the workplace, as well as prevent accidents, injuries, property damage and downtime. It outlines proven techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks and controlling hazards for everyday situations.  

This course is recommended for management and supervisors, health and safety committee members, and maintenance and facilities staff.   

Also now available is "Working at Heights", an e-course designed to help prevent risks when working at heights. Working At Heights covers assessing hazards and safe working practices, fall prevention techniques, fall protection measures, emergency preparedness, and how to safety use ladders, scaffolds, lifts and platforms. It provides an introduction to a complex subject, addressing the assessment and control of hazards related to working at heights, including fall prevention and fall protection.  

Working At Heights is recommended for employers, managers and supervisors, including those who manage contractors. Workers and contractors who perform work at heights, as well as health and safety committee members, will also benefit from taking this e-Course.  

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are reviewed by expert representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible. All CCOHS e-learning courses are available in English and French.      

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario is Canada's national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health and safety programs and the prevention of injury and illness.

CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society.  

For further information, visit www.ccohs.ca

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 HB Rentals, the world’s largest supplier of temporary on and offshore accommodation modules expects strong growth in 2013 after completing a significant custom build project for Wood Group PSN.

 The project believed to be worth in excess of £1,000,000 involved the firm designing, engineering and manufacturing a complex consisting of three separate modules that connect to produce a single living and work space on the Arbroath platform, central North Sea.

 HB Rentals Eastern Hemisphere business director, Norman Porter, said: “This contract signifies a very positive step forward for HB Rentals and reinforces the strong growth we have seen in the past twelve months particularly in the North Sea where we continue to perform well.

 “The customised nature of the project also represents a new direction for the company as we continue to see the demand for individually designed modules increase.”

 The project demonstrates the kind of custom build solutions the company caters for and is the first since its move to new facilities in Sauchen, Aberdeenshire last year with the firm anticipating a rise in similar projects.

 Mr Porter continued, “This contract establishes HB Rentals as a key player in the market for tailored modular builds with our new base providing us with increased capability and capacity to offer this kind of option to our existing and prospective customers.”

 The three modules, specially engineered to minimise offshore disruption, took more than 4000 man-hours to build and weigh in at a combined 34 tonnes providing workers with a meeting room, ten-station office, permit and gym facilities.

 Built to the highest safety standards and rated as a zone two living space by government standard ATEX the complex, when integrated, will produce a single fully outfitted living and working space with safe access to the existing accommodation.

 The project will be delivered later this year to the Arbroath platform,in the Montrose field, located 130 miles east of Aberdeen, where Wood Group PSN delivers engineering & modifications services to Talisman Sinopec UK.

 HB Rentals is subsidiary of Superior Energy Services and has operations in Aberdeen, UK and Dubai, UAE, servicing clients throughout Europe, the Caspian, Middle East and Africa.

 HB Rentals are exhibiting at Offshore Europe as part of Superior Energy Services at stand #2C50.

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