DEADLINE FOR JHSC PART 2 FORMS IS APRIL 30TH
The deadline for submission of notification of Part 2 training under the 1996 standard is April 30th, 2016 and is fast approaching! If you are still waiting for a Part 1 ID number please submit the Part 2 form direct to the Ministry of Labour, without the ID number. IST has confirmed with the Ministry of Labour that they will be accepting Part 2 forms without Part 1 ID numbers due to the upcoming deadline. If you have any questions about the certification process please contact the MOL direct at 877-202-0008. Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.
WE ARE APPROVED!
Industrial Safety Trainers is now a MOL approved training provider of the NEW Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification (JHSC) Training! As of March 1st, 2016 the Ministry of Labour requires Part One JHSC Training to be extended to a duration of 3 days and Part Two Sector Specific JHSC Training to be extended to 2 days (Construction extended to 3 days). In addition, a Refresher Training course is now required every three years. For more information regarding this new standard click here. For more information on our Level 1 Certification course, click here
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - WHAT IS IT?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. For more information click here.
To register for a course, click here
WEAR YOUR PPE!
Frightening photo illustrates how wearing a hard hat could save your life. Click here for the full story
JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY CERTIFICATION NEW STANDARD - IMPORTANT DATES
February 29, 2016 - This is the last day for JHSC Members to be trained under the old (1996) standard - 3 full days of training.
March 1, 2016 - New training standard comes into effect. JHSC Certification Training extends to 5 full days with a recertification requirement.
April 30, 2016 - Documentation of completion of Part One and Two JHSC training under the old standard must be submitted to the MOL by April 30, 2016. Any documentation provided under the old standard past this date will not be processed.
For more information visit the Ministry of Labour Website or contact our office 800.219.8660
STATEMENT FROM THE CHIEF PREVENTION OFFICER
The Ministry of Labour is not happy. On Friday, November 27th the Ministry of Labour sent out a Statement from the Chief Prevention Officer due to a lost of 4 workers alone last week. The MOL makes it very clear that 'there will be consequences'. To read his statement in full, click here. Ensure your company is taking ownership for the safety of your workers. Contact our office today for a No Cost Safety and Compliance Assessment.
NOW OFFERING Train the Trainer Working at Heights
Construction Safety Trainers; a division of Industrial Safety Trainers, is pleased to announce that we now offer a Train the Trainer work shop that will see participants being able to teach their own employees. We have done all the hard work in developing one of the best Working at Heights programs in Ontario. Participants will receive permission to use our Working at Heights program to train your own workers. All you have to do is submit an application (which we help you with) and demonstrate to the MOL that you can teach the program as to the lesson plans. Click here for more information.
WHMIS ALERT - IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY A TRAINING PROVIDER, OR ONLINE VENDOR WHO AGGRESSIVELY PRESSURES WHMIS TRAINING
Please be advised that the MOL does not endorse or approve any WHMIS training providers http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/whmis_alert.php
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1st, 2015, THERE IS A NEW STANDARD OF TRAINING FOR JHSC MEMBERS
As of October 1st, 2015 the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) has enacted a change to Ontario's standards for Certification Training for JHSC members. There are 3 major changes to this revised safety law.
1. New training requirements for members of Joint Health & Safety Committees (JHSC)
2. They have created a new standard for elements that must be covered in a JHSC Certification course.
3. They have set a higher program standard delivery for those training providers that will teach JHSC Certification Training.
These changes are going to significantly change how JHSC members are certified, click here to read more.
WHMIS 2015 - ARE YOU READY?
As you may already know, there is a new international standard that addresses the handling of chemicals in the workplace. This new standard is the "Global Harmonized System" or GHS for short.
ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS ADVISORY
The CPO has recently sent out an advisory for those who operate or have workers operating elevated work platforms (EWP). There has been a rash of accidents involving EWP's. Some of the key points in this advisory include:
- Workers must have training on the units
- Workplace Safety Assessments must be done before work begins
WE ARE APPROVED!
ConstructionSafetyTrainers.ca is now an MOL approved training provider of Working at Heights!
As of April 1st, 2015, The Ministry of Labour requires workers within the Construction Industry to complete an MOL approved Working at Heights Training Program. ConstructionSafetyTrainers.ca, a division of Industrial Safety Trainers Inc., is extremely pleased to announce that we are now Ministry of Labour Approved Working at Heights training providers!
We offer private onsite training sessions across the province of Ontario. Contact us to book your session today!
We also offer public sessions in various cities - Click here to see our upcoming training dates.
MOL SAFETY BLITZES - MAY & JUNE
As the MOL does various times a year, and as part of the province's "Safe at Work Ontario" strategy, Safety Blitzes for the summer months of 2015 have been listed. Click here to find out more. Your business may be affected. You need to ensure your company is meeting compliance to these initiatives
STATEMENT BY CHIEF PREVENTION OFFICER, GEORGE GRITZIOTIS
Issued: April 30, 2015
"For employers that don't comply, the ministry will apply the full force of the law."
In the last few weeks there has been a number of accidents related to working at heights. Year after year, falls are the leading cause of deaths and injuries in the Ontario Construction Industry.
On April 30, the Chief Prevention Officer, George Gritziotis released a very concise and pointed statement that Industrial Safety Trainers supports. Read more here
THE MOL IS LOOKING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES ON CONSTRUCTION SITES
Ontario safety laws say every construction project must have an emergency response procedure in place. This only makes sense, having an emergency plan in place helps to ensure that workers react appropriately in the event of an emergency. If you are a constructor, you need to review and revise your emergency response procedures to ensure they’re specific to the work site. Read More
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2015 - MANDATORY WORKING
AT HEIGHTS CERTIFICATION TRAINING
As of April 1st, 2015 there is a new standard of training for workers in construction who are working at heights. The large number of fatalities due to falls in construction is the reason for the development of this new standard. The new Working at Heights program must be delivered by an approved training provider. This new standard is superior to the previous standard of training. This new program goes into more detail about the kinds of fall protection equipment that is available, how to use this equipment and more time is spent on proper tie off procedures. The course must be delivered by experts in training and fall prevention as a benefit for those participants taking the course. Read More
LET THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR YOUR TRAINING!
Yes, that is correct! Employers can apply for a grant to cover their safety training costs. Employment Ontario in tandem with Canada's Economic Action Plan, has a program called Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJC), This program is designed to provide direct financial support to small, medium and large employers of up to $10,0000 per participant for training costs. A number of our clients are taking advantage of this program, and you should too! Click here for more information.
FORKLIFT STANDARDS HAVE CHANGED
NEW Definition of a Worker under the OHSA
ASK ACTIVE CANADIAN EMERGENCY TRAINING INC.
For more than 22 years Active Canadian Emergency Training Inc. (ACET) has been preparing workplace first aiders to confidently respond to first aid, and cardiac emergencies. As the first aid training partner for Industrial Safety Trainers, we asked ACET General Manager, Andrew Outinen to address some of the common questions workplaces have when it comes to first aid training and defibrillation. Read more
NEW: COMPLIANCE DATE FOR MANDATORY WORKER AND SUPERVISOR TRAINING IN ONTARIO
Have you heard the news? As of July 1, 2014 new mandatory training for workers and supervisors will be enforced by the Ministry of Labour.
Is your business struggling with how to achieve compliance? To assist you, IST has developed a training solution that meets and exceeds the requirements of the Ministry of Labour.
Call us for private onsite sessions 800 219 8660