Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
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Table of Contents

Section I Introduction

  1. Getting started
  2. Why do I need training in health and safety

Section II Recognizing Workplace Hazards

  1. What is a hazard?
  2. What is risk?
  3. What is an "adverse" health effect?
  4. What types of hazards are there?
  5. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  6. Identifying Hazards in your New Job
  7. Working Smart
  8. Hazard Recognition Situations
  9. Review

Section III Occupational Health and Safety Law

  1. Internal Responsibility System
  2. Duties and Responsibilities
  3. Workers' Rights
  4. Health and Safety Committees
  5. Enforcement
  6. Workers' Compensation
  7. Practice Scenarios
  8. Review

Section IV Control of Workplace Hazards – General Approaches

  1. Elimination and Substitution
  2. Engineering Controls
  3. Administrative Controls
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  5. Review

Section V Control of Workplace Hazards – Some Specific Hazards

  1. Lifting
  2. Slips, Trips and Falls
  3. Hazardous Materials
  4. Machinery and Equipment
  5. Electrical Safety
  6. Working Alone
  7. Workplace Violence
  8. Office Safety
  9. Working at a Computer (Office/Computer Ergonomics)
  10. Check Your Understanding of Hazard Control
  11. Review

Section VI Preparing for Emergencies

  1. What You Need to Know BEFORE an Emergency Happens
  2. Travelling for Work/Working Off-site
  3. How You Can Prepare for Emergencies
  4. Fire Response
  5. First Aid – General
  6. Fire Aid for Chemical Exposures
  7. Review

Section VII Occupational Health and Safety Programs

  1. What's in an Occupational Health and Safety Program?
  2. Your Role in the OH&S Program
  3. Orientation of New Workers
  4. Review

Section VIII Who to Ask for Help

  1. Other Sources of OH&S Information

Section IX Conclusion

  1. The Next Step

Section X Appendices

  • APPENDIX A: The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
  • APPENDIX B: Training Record Sheet
  • APPENDIX C: Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • APPENDIX D: Worksheet for Identifying Hazards in Your New Job

Section XI Information Sources

  1. Canadian Government Departments with Responsibility for OH&S
  2. US Federal Safety and Health Agencies