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Federally-regulated? Understand your hazard prevention program responsibilities

Federal Hazard Prevention Program
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Course Details

Course Description

Every federally-regulated workplace must implement and maintain a hazard prevention program (HPP) according to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. This course explains in practical terms the requirements of the HPP in the Regulations, section by section. Examples, checklists and tips will help you get the job done.

The course also features case studies, review quizzes, and "Ask a Question". Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • The implementation plan
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Preventative measures
  • Education and training
  • Program evaluation and review
  • Reports and records


Upon completion of the course you will know how to:

  • Develop, implement and manage a hazard prevention program appropriate for your workplace
  • Apply the internal responsibility system (IRS) when implementing a hazard prevention program
  • Conduct a gap analysis or audit
  • Identify and assess hazards
  • Implement preventative measures
  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of a hazard prevention program


Average time to complete this course is about 60-75 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Managers and supervisors in federally-regulated businesses and organizations, such as
    • Federal government
    • Crown corporations
    • Communications
    • Banking
    • Interprovincial transportation (trucking, railways, and airlines).
  • Human resources and health and safety professionals working in federally regulated organizations




Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

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.

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