Occupational Health& Safety Micro-Credential is a comprehensive micro-credential course addressing workplace safety and compliance. Comprising of three essential modules, the program equips learners with vital knowledge and skills.
Supervisors oversee the work of others and can directly affect how work is performed. As such, both provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to train supervisors and ensure that they are familiar with the regulations that apply to the work they manage. When supervisors fail to meet their health and safety obligations, the consequences can be serious, ranging from worker injury and illness to orders and fines against the employer.
This course, designed for supervisors in all industries, will help you to understand the extents and limits of your legal responsibilities in the workplace.
Workplace Inspection Training
Workplace inspections are an opportunity to identify hazards and assess risk in your workplace on an ongoing basis. As part of a proactive injury-prevention process, inspections reveal the current state of your workplace and any activities that you can see. Workplace inspections can help you identify hazards and prevent unsafe working conditions from developing.
In this course you’ll learn the roles of key participants in the inspection process, including when and how inspections should take place; how to conduct an inspection and report findings; and when and how to follow up on an inspection.
If a workplace incident results in an injury, or could have caused a serious injury, both employers and WorkSafeBC have certain responsibilities. Incident investigations help identify the cause and hazards, while finding ways to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
This course has been developed to assist new and ongoing members of a JHSC, as well as workplace supervisors, to understand the processes involved in incident investigation. You will learn to undertake preliminary investigations, take interim corrective action, perform a full investigation, and apply the findings of your investigation to create a safer workplace in the future; you will also learn how, when, and to whom incidents should be reported. Learning modules incorporate WorkSafeBC regulatory requirements and are relevant to all BC industries.
About the Instructor
Kim Meadows is a Health and Safety professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the field across a variety of industries. She holds her Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Construction Safety Specialist (CSS) and National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designations as well as a Occupational Health & Safety Practitioners Certificate from University of Northern British Columbia. Kim has been bringing her OHS knowledge to the community for 18 years and prides herself on delivering informative, engaging, and actionable training to companies and individuals across BC. Her commitment to excellence in education was nationally recognized in 2021, when she was one of only four trainers in British Columbia and Saskatchewan to be awarded the Five Star Training Award by Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Magazine.