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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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