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July, 2018
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
Cold Environments - Working in the Cold Revised
Tractors - Implements Revised
Tractors - Attachments and PTO Revised
Tractors - Road Operation Revised
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Revised
Parking Lots - Fall Prevention Revised
March, 2018
Courses in OH&S Canada Revised
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
November, 2017
Endocrine Disruptors Revised
Rabies Revised
Welding - Overview of Types and Hazards Revised
Positioning the Monitor Revised
Platforms - Frame Scaffold Set Up Revised
Platforms - Scaffold Use Revised
Platforms - Elevating Use Revised
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Revised
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Exclamation Mark" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Health Hazard" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Skull and Crossbones" Pictogram NEW
October, 2017
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products Using the "Flame" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Flame Over Circle" Pictogram NEW
Hepatitis B Revised
Hepatitis C Revised
Designing an Effective PPE Program Revised
Forklift Trucks - Loading and Unloading Vehicles Revised
Forklift Trucks - Safe Handling of Propane (LPG) Fuel Revised
Welding - Storage and Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders Revised
Tractors - Roll-over Prevention Revised
Confined Space - Introduction Revised
Confined Space - Program Revised
Control Banding Revised
September, 2017
Welding - Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing Revised
Road Work - Traffic Control Person NEW
Mechanic NEW
Ganglion Cyst Revised
Osteoarthritis Revised
Tuberculosis Revised
Substance Use in the Workplace Revised
Welding - Ergonomics Revised
Welding - Hot Work Revised
Welding - Ventilation Revised
Tractors - Maintenance Revised
Stairways - Fall Prevention Revised
Impairment at Work NEW
August, 2017
Wood Dust - Health Effects NEW
Protection Against Drowning NEW
Contact Lenses at Work Revised
Hearing Protectors Revised
Eye and Face Protectors Revised
Hand Tools - General Hand Tool Operation Revised
Extended Workday: Health & Safety Issues Revised
Scent-Free Policy for the Workplace Revised
Chainsaws - Maintenance and Service Revised
Chainsaws - Basic Saw Operations Revised
MMH - Compact Bags Revised
Fatigue Revised
July, 2017
Noise - Hearing Conservation Program NEW

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