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

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily (Except Webinars)
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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

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.

DAY 1
8:30 - 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

9:00 - 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

10:15 - COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

10:30 - LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - I 

11:00 - 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

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 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.

2:45 - COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

3:00 - 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

4:00 - LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - II

4:30 - ADJOURNMENT

DAY 2

08:30 - WORKPLACE HEALTH CONTROLS

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

09:00 - CONTROL OF WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

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

10:00 - COFFEE AND CONVERSATION 

10:15 - LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - III

10:45 - 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

12:00 - LUNCH

1:00 - WORKSHOP - II
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.

2:30 - COFFEE AND CONVERSATION

2:45 - 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

3:30 - LEGAL PERSPECTIVE - IV

3:45 - 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

4:30 - SAMPLE HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

5:00 - CONCLUDING REMARKS AND ADJOURNMENT

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@gic-edu.com or click here  to submit an online request.

PC-based attendees
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Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
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Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iOS
Device:
iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

Android
OS: Android 2.2 or higher


Course Materials

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

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