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September, 2021
Forest Fires and Wildfire smoke NEW
Substitution of Chemicals - Considerations for Selection Revised
WHMIS 2015 - HCS 2012 Variances Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Glossary - A-G Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Glossary - N-Z Revised
Protection Against Drowning Revised
August, 2021
Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Revised
Opioids in the Workplace Revised
Ladders - Storage and Handling Revised
Ladders - Inspection Revised
Construction Worker - General Revised
July, 2021
Legionnaires' Disease Revised
June, 2021
Consumer Chemical Products in the Workplace NEW
Lyme Disease Revised
Noise - Auditory Effects Revised
May, 2021
West Nile Virus Revised
Working in Live Performance Theatre Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Family (Domestic) Violence Revised
Use of Portable Grinders Revised
Selecting and Hiring an OH&S Consultant Revised
Horizontal Distance Multiplier Factor Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Dealing with Negative Interactions Revised
Landscaping - General Revised
Off-Road Vehicles NEW
April, 2021
Footwear - Assessment Checklist Revised
Food and Beverage Servers Revised
Asbestos - What is... Revised
Vertical Distance Multiplier Factor Revised
Asbestos - Control Strategies for Workplaces Revised
Assessing Relevant Handling Factors Revised
Frequency Factor Revised
Police Revised
Hand Tool Ergonomics - Introduction Revised
March, 2021
Lasers - Health Care Revised
OH&S Legislation in Canada – Injury Reporting Revised
Laser Plumes - Health Care Revised
Fire Extinguishers - Portable Revised
Supermarket Meat Department Revised
Westray Bill (Bill C-45) - Overview Revised
Cabinet Manufacturing Revised
Carer Friendly Workplaces NEW
Electrician Revised
Respirators - Respirators Versus Surgical Masks Versus Non-medical Masks Revised
Respiratory Protection Against Airborne Infectious Agents for Health Care Workers Revised
OH&S Program - General Elements Revised
Underground (Hard Rock) Mining Revised
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - "Special Case” and “Special Provision” Exemptions NEW
Call Centres NEW
Fall Protection - Legislation for Training Requirements NEW
Landscaping - Garden Tractors Revised
February, 2021
First Aid - Using an Epinephrine Auto-injector Revised
Landscaping - Tree Trimming Revised
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for OH&S Revised
Telework / Remote Work / Working From Home Revised
Good Hygiene Practices - Reducing the Spread of Infections and Viruses Revised
Hand Washing: Reducing the Risk of Common Infections Revised
Sanitation and Infection Control for Cleaning Staff Revised
Ladders - Securing Portable Revised
Coronavirus Revised
Fatigue Revised
Teachers NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - 9 Classes NEW
Fall Protection - Anchors NEW
Fall Protection - Legislation for Anchor Strength NEW
January, 2021
Weather - Lightning Revised
Flexible Work Arrangements Revised
Laboratory Technician and Technologist Revised
Nail Salon NEW
Tractors - Start up Revised
Landscaping - Rotary Power Lawn Mowers Revised
Tractors - Operation Revised
Delivery Persons - General Revised
Indoor Air Quality - Moulds and Fungi Revised
Farmer Revised
Hearing Protectors Revised
Ladders - Fixed Access Revised
Paramedics Revised
Landscaper Revised
Ebola Revised
Ergonomic Chair Revised
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for the Environment Revised
Carpenter Revised
Fall Protection - Legislation Revised
December, 2020
Internet Harassment or Cyberbullying Revised
Bullying in the Workplace Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Working Late Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Warning Signs Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Legislation NEW
WHMIS 2015 - Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Revised
Business Continuity Plan - Pandemic Revised
November, 2020
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Overview Revised
Wrist Rests Revised
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Training Revised
Hairdresser Revised
Musculoskeletal Disorders - Psychosocial Factors Revised
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Classification Revised
October, 2020
Noise - Measurement of Workplace Noise Revised
Back Belts Revised
Chemical Protective Clothing - Glove Selection Revised
Foot Comfort and Safety at Work Revised
Purchasing Ergonomic Office Furniture Revised

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