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January, 2023
Phosphoric Acid (Solutions) Revised
Silica, quartz Revised
Sodium Hydroxide Revised
Xylene (mixed isomers) Revised
Propane Revised
Toluene Revised
Sulfur Dioxide Revised
Sulfuric Acid Revised
Titanium Dioxide Revised
Trichloroethylene Revised
Battery Charging - Industrial Lead-Acid Batteries Revised
Health and Safety Legislation in Canada - Competent Revised
Fall Protection - Fall Protection Plan (General) Revised
Fall Protection - Fall Arrest Systems Revised
Pesticides - Health Effects Revised
Pesticides - Working Safely Revised
Dupuytren's Contracture Revised
Back Injury Prevention Revised
Fall Protection - Travel Restraint System Revised
Fall Protection - Toeboards Revised
December, 2022
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Workplace Concerns Revised
Powered Hand Tools - Powder-Actuated Tools Revised
Pushing and Pulling - General Revised
How to work safely with - Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) NEW
First Aid - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) NEW
Holiday Safety Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Family (Domestic) Violence Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Dealing with Negative Interactions Revised
Telework / Remote Work / Working From Home Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Legislation Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Warning Signs Revised
Bursitis Revised
Occupational Hygiene - Dermal Exposure NEW
Indoor Air Quality - General Revised
Indoor Air Quality – Legislation Revised
Silicosis Revised
Bed Bugs in the Workplace Revised
November, 2022
Working in a Standing Position - Working in Standing/Sitting Positions Revised
Office Ergonomics - Sit/Stand Desk Revised
Working in a Standing Position - Basic Information Revised
OHS Posting Requirements Revised
Work Injury Statistics Revised
Office Ergonomics - Positioning the Monitor Revised
Confined Space - Introduction Revised
Confined Space - Program Revised
Confined Space - Atmospheric Testing Revised
October, 2022
Temperature Conditions - Cold Revised
Cold Environments - Health Effects and First Aid Revised
Cold Environments - General Revised
Cold Environments - Working in the Cold Revised
Acne Revised
Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminum Exposure Revised
Zika Virus Revised
Effective Workplace Inspections Revised
Cleaning with Compressed Air Revised
Inspection Checklist - Sample Checklist for Chemical or Product Inventory Revised
Work-Life Balance Revised
Robots and Cobots NEW
Introducing New Technology at the Workplace NEW
Health and Safety Policy - Development and Implementation Revised
Hazard Communication - Using Plain (Clear) Language NEW
September, 2022
Fire Fighter Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being - Sample Workplace Health and Well-being Survey Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being Promotion - Getting Started Revised
Additive Manufacturing NEW
Working in a Sitting Position - Work Chairs Revised
Working in a Sitting Position - Alternative Chairs Revised
Office Ergonomics - The Modern Office Revised
Working in a Sitting Position - What to Avoid while Sitting Revised
Working in a Sitting Position - Overview Revised
Working in a Sitting Position - Good Body Position Revised
Exoskeletons NEW
Fall Protection - Hierarchy of Control NEW
Hazard and Risk - Hazard Control Revised
Forklift Trucks - Safe Handling of Propane (LPG) Fuel Revised
Cannabis - Medically Authorized Revised
August, 2022
Skin Cancer and Sunlight Revised
Ultraviolet Radiation Revised
Acronyms Revised
July, 2022
De Quervain's Disease Revised
Return to Work - Program Overview NEW
Return to Work - Functional Abilities Evaluation NEW
Return to Work - Job Demands Analysis NEW
Return to Work - Accommodation NEW
Forklift Trucks - Maintaining Truck Control Revised
Forklift Trucks - Loading and Unloading Revised
Landscaping - Shovelling and Digging Revised
Landscaping - Loaders Revised
Coronavirus Revised
OH&S Legislation in Canada - Three Rights of Workers Revised
OH&S Legislation in Canada - How to Read Legislation Revised
Converting Occupational Exposure Limits from mg/m3 to ppm Revised
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact Revised
Noise - Occupational Exposure Limits for Extended Workshifts Revised
Hot Environments - Control Measures Revised
Fire Protection Revised
Trenching and Excavation Revised
June, 2022
WHMIS 2015 - Labels Revised
Pest Controller and Fumigator Revised
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Revised
Endocrine Disruptors Revised
Ladders - Step Revised
Avian Influenza Revised
Monkeypox NEW
Emergency Planning Revised
Impairment at Work - Policy and Recognition Revised
Substance Use in the Workplace Revised
Impairment at Work - Reporting and Responding Revised
Noise - Hearing Aids and Hearing Protection NEW
Aging Workers Revised
Climate Change: Extreme Weather - Preparing for Climate Related Emergencies NEW
Hazard and Risk - Hierarchy of Controls NEW
May, 2022
Landscaping - Grass Trimmers and Brush Cutters Revised
Landscaping - Riding Lawn Mowers Revised
Landscaping - Vehicle Start-up - the Circle Check Revised
Noise - Audiometric Tests Revised
Materials Handling - Hoist Wire Rope Revised
Hot Environments - Health Effects and First Aid Revised
Mental Health - How to Address and Support Revised
Landscaping - Pesticides - Personal Protective Equipment Revised
Mental health - Recognizing and Addressing Stigma at Work NEW
Psychological Health and Safety - Controlling Psychosocial Hazards NEW
OH&S Legislation in Canada - Newcomers and OH&S Awareness NEW
Psychological Health and Safety - Evaluation and Continuous Improvement NEW
Disconnecting from Work NEW
Menopause in the Workplace NEW
April, 2022
Hantavirus Revised
Noise - Non-Auditory Effects Revised
Bench and Pedestal Wheel Mounting Revised
Psychological Health and Safety - Assessing Psychosocial Hazards Revised
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for Health and Safety Revised
Farmer Revised
March, 2022
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Means of Containment (Road) NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Shipping Documents (Road) NEW
Occupational Hygiene - Occupational Exposure Limits Revised
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Segregation of Means of Containment(Road) NEW
February, 2022
OH&S Legislation in Canada - Internal Responsibility System Revised
OH&S Legislation in Canada - Introduction Revised
Walking - Benefits Revised
Bottle Recycling Department of a Brewery Revised
Fish Processing Revised
Combustible Dust Revised
Office Ergonomics - Keyboard Selection and Use NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (Road) NEW
Mental Health - Return to Work Revised
MMH - Tall Cylinders Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being - Comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety Program Revised
Hazardous Waste Management NEW
Mental Health - Job Burnout Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Education and Training Revised
Arc Flash Revised
Mental Health - Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace Revised
Mental Health - Introduction Revised

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