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Understand how to carry out your responsibilities when conducting an investigation.

Hazardous Occurrence Investigations for Federally-Regulated Workplaces
Format: e-Course
Language: English | French

Course Description

The purpose of a hazardous occurrence investigation is to find the root causes, address gaps, and prevent similar events from occurring. As a federal employer, you are required to investigate, record and report all accidents, occupational diseases and other hazardous occurrences, as part of the Canada Labour Code, Part II. You must also support committees and health and safety representatives during the investigative process.

This course familiarizes workplace parties in the federal jurisdiction with how to carry out their respective responsibilities when conducting an investigation under the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Part XV – Hazardous Occurrence Investigation, Recording and Reporting.

Note that this e-course on its own may not meeting training requirements for hazardous occurrence investigations for federally-regulated workplaces in all jurisdictions. It should be supplemented by further instruction and hands-on training that is specific to the jurisdiction, job, worksite and equipment.

Topics include:


  • Legislation
  • Investigative basics
  • Hazardous occurrence investigations
  • Analysis stage
  • Developing recommendations
  • Recording, reporting and following up

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Describe regulatory requirements
  • Understand various workplace parties’ respective roles in an investigation
  • Conduct a complete investigation
  • Incorporate investigative activities into your overall occupational health and safety program
  • Support health and safety representatives and committee members in carrying out their investigative responsibilities
  • Describe how a robust health and safety program depends on employee reports, no-fault investigative processes, implementation of recommended corrective measures, and monitoring

Average time to complete this course is approximately 60 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

Prerequisite

None

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.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create 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.


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