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New agricultural employees need to know about their health and safety responsibilities, legislation, hazards, and how to work safely.
$0.00 * CAD
Single Seat (90 days access from date of purchase)
Multi-seat (1 year access from date of purchase)
Agricultural operations include a wide range of situations, from farms to animal husbandry. Every agricultural operation is a workplace, and every workplace has hazards. This two-part course provides a general introduction to occupational health and safety for new agricultural workers. New workers include:
Participants will gain knowledge of workers' rights that are protected by health and safety legislation, understand the role of health and safety programs within a workplace, and learn how to identify job-related hazards and how to work safely.
This course also provides guidance on hazards that are common to agricultural operations: working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals.
This course is highly interactive. Pop-ups, external links, review questions, and activities are used to apply learning throughout. There is a self-assessment quiz to test understanding of the material at the end of Part 1. At the end of Part 2, those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.
This course is divided into two parts. Average time to complete this course is about 90 minutes.
Funding for this e-course was provided by the Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund (FCC), and funding administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).
Note: This course references the 1988 version of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). While the course is being updated to reflect WHMIS 2015, it is available free of charge. Learners are still encouraged to take this course as a general introduction to other important aspects of health and safety for new agricultural workers.
This course is suitable for workers in all agricultural organizations of all sizes.
This course is delivered online and requires Internet access and Adobe Flash 10.3 or higher.
CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.
We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to help develop this e-course.
Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.