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November, 2018
Metalworking Machines - General Revised
Metalworking Machines - Heat-treating Revised
Metalworking Machines - Lathes Revised
MMH - Large and Heavy Sacks Revised
MMH - Sheet Materials Revised
MMH - Mechanical Aids for Transporting Materials - I Revised
Asthma, Work-related Revised
Working on or near Ice Covered Water - Basic Information NEW
Mental Health - Recognzing Psychological Health and Safety Hazards NEW
What is a LD50 and LC50? Revised
Impairment at Work Revised
Impairment at Work – Reporting and Responding NEW
Cold Environments - Working in the Cold Revised
October, 2018
Mental Health - Active Listening NEW
Mental Health - Job Burnout NEW
Nurse (Registered) Revised
Fire Fighter Revised
Paramedics Revised
Opioids (including Fentanyl) – Precautions for first responders NEW
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for OH&S Revised
September, 2018
Courses in OH&S Canada Revised
Temperature Conditions - Cold Revised
Body Belts, Harnesses, and Lanyards Revised
Chainsaws - Safe Use of Chain Saws Revised
Chainsaws - Kickback Revised
Medical History Checklist: Symptoms Survey for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) Revised
Materials Handling - Rigging or Sling Hitches Revised
Welder Revised
Working on or near water NEW
Commercial Fishing NEW
August, 2018
Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cellular Telephones Revised
Microwave Ovens and their Hazards Revised
Scent-Free Policy for the Workplace Revised
Tractors - Implements Revised
Tractors - Attachments and PTO Revised
Job Design Revised
Lighting Ergonomics - Light Flicker Revised
Driving and Ergonomics Revised
Protection Against Drowning Revised
Mental Health - Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace Revised
July, 2018
First Aid for Chemical Exposures Revised
Needlestick and Sharps Injuries Revised
Joint Health and Safety Committee - Creation Revised
Joint Health and Safety Committee - What is a Joint Health and Safety Committee? Revised
Plumber Revised
First Aid - Using an Epinephrine Auto-injector Revised
First Aid - Administering Naloxone (naloxone hydrochloride) Revised
First Aid - General Revised
Mental Health - Having Courageous Conversations NEW
Mental Health - Addressing Conflicts NEW
June, 2018
Workplace Housekeeping - Basic Guide Revised
Inspection Checklists - Sample Checklist for Manufacturing Facilities Revised
Inspection Checklists - Sample Checklist for Offices Revised
Respirators - Respirator Care Revised
Respirators - Respirator Selection Revised
Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls Revised
Workplace Stress - General Revised
Nanotechnology - General Revised
Nanotechnology - Controls for Health Hazards NEW
Mental Health - Dealing with Stress in the Workplace NEW
May, 2018
Driving - Vehicle Inspection NEW
Hazard Identification NEW
Toxoplasmosis Revised
Eye Discomfort in the Office Revised
Joint Health and Safety Committee - Measuring Effectiveness Revised
Joint Health and Safety Committee - Structure of Meetings Revised
Radon in Buildings Revised
Welding - Radiation and the Effects On Eyes and Skin Revised
April, 2018
How to Work Safely with - Products using the "Environment" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Biohazardous Infectious Materials" Pictogram NEW
Woodworking Machines - Push Sticks Revised
Tractors - Start up Revised
Tractors - Trailers and Wagons Revised
Tractors - Front End Loaders Revised
Tractors - Road Operation Revised
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Revised
Parking Lots - Fall Prevention Revised
March, 2018
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products Classified as "Simple Asphyxiants" NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Exploding Bomb" Pictogram NEW
Histoplasmosis Revised
Pushing & Pulling - Handcarts Revised
Routine Practices Revised
Hand Washing: Reducing the Risk of Common Infections Revised
Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria and Organisms Revised
Sanitation and Infection Control for Cleaning Staff Revised
Influenza Revised
Clostridium Difficile Revised
Pandemic Influenza (Flu) Revised
Avian Influenza Revised
Good Hygiene Practices - Reducing the Spread of Infections and Viruses Revised
February, 2018
Cooks Revised
Retail Sales and Service - General Revised
Working Safely with Sharp Blades or Edges NEW
Server - General NEW
Working in a Sitting Position - Basic Requirements Revised
Inspection Checklists - General Information Revised
Thermal Comfort for Office Work Revised
Platforms - Frame Scaffold Components Revised
Platforms - Rolling Scaffold Revised
Platforms - Decks Revised
Platforms - Suspended Work Revised
Space Requirements for Office Work Revised
Workers' Advisor or Advocate Offices Across Canada Revised
WHMIS 2015 - General Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Labels Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Revised
OH&S Legislation in Canada - Competent Revised
January, 2018
Forklift Trucks - Work Platforms to Elevate Personnel NEW
Safeguarding - General NEW
Safeguarding - Working around Machinery NEW
Swimming Pool Products Revised
Forklift Trucks - Hazards of Propane Revised
How Do Particulates Enter the Respiratory System? Revised
Platforms - Elevating Platforms Revised
Platforms - Bucket (Aerial Devices) Revised
What are the Effects of Dust on the Lungs? Revised
Ergonomic Safe Patient Handling Program Revised
Hazard Control Revised
Hazardous Energy Control Programs Revised
Lockout/Tag out Revised
December, 2017
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Corrosion" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using "Gas Cylinder" Pictogram NEW
Hand Tools - Non-sparking tools Revised
Hand Tool Ergonomics - Health Hazards Revised
Westray Bill (Bill C-45) - Overview Revised
Pesticides - Health Effects Revised
Musculoskeletal Disorders - Psychosocial Factors Revised

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