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September, 2022
Exoskeletons NEW
Fall Protection - Hierarchy of Control NEW
Hazard Control Program 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
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 OH&S 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
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
Confined Space - Atmospheric Testing 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
January, 2022
About OSH Answers Revised
Respirators - Respirators Versus Surgical Masks Versus Non-medical Masks Revised
Respiratory Protection Against Airborne Infectious Agents for Health Care Workers Revised
Fall Protection - Legislation for Anchor Strength Revised
Fall Protection - Legislation for Training Requirements Revised
Fall Protection - Legislation Revised
December, 2021
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Emergency Response NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Reporting Requirements NEW
Landscaping - Snow Blower Revised
Climate Change: Extreme Weather - Heat NEW
WHMIS 2015 - Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Revised
Hotel Laundry- Case Study Revised
Inspection Checklist - Sample Checklist for Outdoor Areas Revised
Glazier (Glass Worker) Revised
High-Visibility Safety Apparel Revised
Personal or Individual Risk Factors Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Legislation Revised
Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Parking Lot Safety Revised
Mental Health - Addressing Conflicts Revised
November, 2021
Courses in OH&S Canada Revised
Vermiculite Insulation Containing Asbestos Revised
Workers' Compensation Boards in Canada Revised
Diesel Exhaust Revised
Temperature Conditions - Legislation Revised
Consumer Chemical Products in the Workplace Revised
Fall Protection - Fall Arrest Systems NEW
Hazard Reporting by Employee Revised
Lockout/Tag out Revised
Hazardous Energy Control Programs Revised
October, 2021
Indoor Air Quality - General Revised
OHS Legislation in Canada - Right to Refuse NEW
Welding - Fumes And Gases Revised
Welding - Storage and Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders Revised
WHMIS 2015 - WHMIS Program Revised
Welding - Overview of Types and Hazards Revised
Confined Space - Introduction Revised
Confined Space - Program Revised
Indoor Air Quality – Legislation NEW
September, 2021
Who Pays for PPE? Revised
Forest Fires and Wildfire smoke NEW

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