Distance - Workplace Health, Safety and Environment: a Practical Perspective (1.2 CEUs)

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  • Looking for professional development but do not have the time to take off from work?

  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

  • This may be your ideal Professional Development course!

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Duration:

This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Description
Workplace health, safety, and environment is the science and practice of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards arising from the work environment. It includes all aspects of health and safety in the workplace, ranging from physical injury, to biological and chemical hazards to on-the-job stress.

This seminar begins with an examination of the workplace health, safety, and environmental legislation and how it currently operates. The scientific basis of workplace environment including relevant principles and concepts related to various health, safety, and environmental issues is examined. The seminar will enable the participants to gain an overall understanding of the establishment, functioning and maintenance of workplace health, safety, and environmental systems.

Objective
To enhance participants' understanding of the legislation governing workplace health, safety and environmental issues and to provide knowledge and develop participants' skills in these areas.

Target Audience
Health & Safety personnel, industrial hygienists, facility operators, building owners, agents or managers, contract administrators, engineers, contractors, construction inspectors, construction managers in private sectors and government agencies, and other personnel seeking a better understanding of workplace health, safety and environment.

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:

  • Find out how legislation related to workplace health, safety, and environment impact your workplace
  • Learn to minimize and resolve costly, time-consuming grievances on workplace related problems through understanding of workplace health, safety, and environmental issues
  • Avoid the pitfalls and frustrations of health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Learn methods to identify and improve workplace problems related to health, safety, and environment
  • Become familiar with team approach for achieving projects goals
  • Discover the value and importance of the management of workplace health, safety, and environmental programs
  • Evaluate the trends in workplace health, safety, and environment

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Rishi Kumar

Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 475+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.

Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario, and holds various professional certifications {Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in 2011.

Mr. Kumar has served as a Chair, President, Sr. Vice-President-Operations and Director-Marketing and Professional Development portfolios for PMI Lakeshore chapter and presently serves in the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of PMI Global, providing caching and mentoring to PMI members. Mr. Kumar is actively involved with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1996, and serves in various committees and boards (Discipline, Equity Diversity and Experience Requirements). Since 2007, Rishi is providing coaching and mentoring services to PEO Mississauga as a Chairperson. He supports the mentorship programs offered by various non-profit organizations (CESO, Ontario Works-Peel Region, Skills for Change, ACCES Employment, DBNS and CMC) in GTA since 1994.

IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Moral Considerations
  • Economic Considerations
  • Legal Considerations

THE STAKEHOLDERS

  • Governments
  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Organized Labor
  • Media

BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR PROFESSIONALS

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION ACROSS CANADA

  • Discussion
  • Scope of the Legislation
  • Role of Major Players
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
    • WHMIS Legislation
    • Supplier/Employer Responsibilities
    • Labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Hazardous Ingredients
    • Preparation Information
    • Product Information
    • Physical data
    • Fire or Explosion Hazard
    • Reactivity Data
    • Toxicological Properties
    • Preventive Measures
    • First Aid Measures
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - I

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT: PART I

  • Discussion
  • Scientific, Technological, and General Information
    • Heat
    • Illumination
    • Vibration
    • Ergonomics
    • Noise
    • Electromagnetic Radiation
    • Industrial Toxicology
    • Types of Hazardous Materials
    • Classification of Toxic Substance by Action on the Body
  • Workplace Health Problems
    • Disease and Injuries
    • Impact on other Problems

WORKSHOP - I
Participants will meet in small groups to discuss and suggest the solution to the case study problem(s). A representative from each group will present the solutions to all participants. A discussion will follow.

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT: PART II

  • Surveillance and Evaluation
    • Heat Surveys and Instruments
    • Light Surveys and Instruments
    • Vibration Surveys and Instruments
    • Noise Surveys and Instruments
    • Ionizing Radiation Surveys and Instruments
    • Instruments for Particulate, Gases, Vapors and Aerosols
    • Monitoring Devices
    • Reporting
    • Surveys

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - II

WORKPLACE HEALTH CONTROLS

  • Heat
  • Light
  • Vibration
  • Ergonomics
  • Noise
  • Radiation
  • Disposal of Waste
  • Biohazards

CONTROL OF WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

  • Discussion
  • Substitution/Isolation/Ventilation
  • Education
  • Personal Protective Devices
  • Housekeeping

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - III

TRENDS IN WORKPLACE HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Communicable Disease in the Workplace
  • Commitment to Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

WORKSHOP - II

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

  • Legislation and Due diligence
  • Elements of Due Diligence
  • Environmental Requirements
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Defining Responsibilities
  • Contracting for Services
  • Contracting for Construction work
  • OHSA –Incident Reporting

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - IV

MANAGEMENT OF WORKPLACE HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

  • Discussion
  • Benefits of a Workplace HS & E Program
  • Organizing a Workplace HS & E Program
  • Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Auditing the Program

SAMPLE HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

$1,045

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