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February, 2018
Cooks Revised
Retail Sales and Service - General Revised
Working Safely with Sharp Blades or Edges NEW
Server - General NEW
Working in a Sitting Position - Basic Requirements Revised
Inspection Checklists - General Information Revised
Thermal Comfort for Office Work Revised
Platforms - Frame Scaffold Components Revised
Platforms - Rolling Scaffold Revised
Platforms - Decks Revised
Platforms - Suspended Work Revised
Space Requirements for Office Work Revised
Workers' Advisor or Advocate Offices Across Canada Revised
WHMIS 2015 - General Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Labels Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Revised
OH&S Legislation in Canada - Competent Revised
January, 2018
Forklift Trucks - Work Platforms to Elevate Personnel NEW
Safeguarding - General NEW
Safeguarding - Working around Machinery NEW
Swimming Pool Products Revised
Radon in Buildings Revised
Forklift Trucks - Hazards of Propane Revised
How Do Particulates Enter the Respiratory System? Revised
Platforms - Elevating Platforms Revised
Platforms - Bucket (Aerial Devices) Revised
What are the Effects of Dust on the Lungs? Revised
Ergonomic Safe Patient Handling Program Revised
Hazard Control Revised
Hazardous Energy Control Programs Revised
Lockout/Tag out Revised
December, 2017
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Corrosion" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using "Gas Cylinder" Pictogram NEW
Courses in OH&S Canada Revised
Hand Tools - Non-sparking tools Revised
Hand Tool Ergonomics - Health Hazards Revised
Westray Bill (Bill C-45) - Overview Revised
Pesticides - Health Effects Revised
Musculoskeletal Disorders - Psychosocial Factors Revised
November, 2017
Endocrine Disruptors Revised
Rabies Revised
Welding - Overview of Types and Hazards Revised
Positioning the Monitor Revised
Platforms - Frame Scaffold Set Up Revised
Platforms - Scaffold Use Revised
Platforms - Elevating Use Revised
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Revised
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Exclamation Mark" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Health Hazard" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Skull and Crossbones" Pictogram NEW
October, 2017
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products Using the "Flame" Pictogram NEW
How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the "Flame Over Circle" Pictogram NEW
Hepatitis B Revised
Hepatitis C Revised
Designing an Effective PPE Program Revised
Forklift Trucks - Loading and Unloading Vehicles Revised
Forklift Trucks - Safe Handling of Propane (LPG) Fuel Revised
Welding - Storage and Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders Revised
Tractors - Roll-over Prevention Revised
Confined Space - Introduction Revised
Confined Space - Program Revised
Control Banding Revised
September, 2017
Welding - Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing Revised
Road Work - Traffic Control Person NEW
Mechanic NEW
Ganglion Cyst Revised
Osteoarthritis Revised
Tuberculosis Revised
Substance Use in the Workplace Revised
Welding - Ergonomics Revised
Welding - Hot Work Revised
Welding - Ventilation Revised
Tractors - Maintenance Revised
Stairways - Fall Prevention Revised
Impairment at Work NEW
August, 2017
Wood Dust - Health Effects NEW
Protection Against Drowning NEW
Contact Lenses at Work Revised
Hearing Protectors Revised
Eye and Face Protectors Revised
Hand Tools - General Hand Tool Operation Revised
Extended Workday: Health & Safety Issues Revised
Scent-Free Policy for the Workplace Revised
Chainsaws - Maintenance and Service Revised
Chainsaws - Basic Saw Operations Revised
MMH - Compact Bags Revised
Fatigue Revised
July, 2017
Noise - Hearing Conservation Program NEW
What Makes Chemicals Poisonous Revised
Guide to Writing an OHS Policy Statement Revised
Violence in the Workplace Revised
Computer Glasses Revised
Cold Environments - Working in the Cold Revised
Internet Harassment or Cyberbullying Revised
Respirators - Respirators Versus Surgical Masks NEW
Respirators - Wearing a Respirator NEW
Selecting and Hiring an OH&S Consultant NEW
Occupational Hygiene - Occupational Disease NEW
June, 2017
Occupational Cancer Revised
Temperature Conditions - Cold Revised
Temperature Conditions - Hot Revised
Temperature Conditions - Legislation NEW
Computer Mouse - Location - Between Keyboard and Operator Revised
Shovelling Revised
Waste Anesthetic Gases, Hazards of Revised
Computer Mouse - Location - Beside Keyboard Revised
Computer Mouse - Common Problems from Use Revised
WHMIS 2015 - Education and Training Revised
May, 2017
Mental Health - How to Address and Support NEW
First Aid - Administering Naloxone (naloxone hydrochloride) NEW
Landscaping - Poisonous Plants NEW
Canadian Government Departments Responsible for OH&S Revised
ILO-CIS - Collaboration Network Revised
Work Injury Statistics Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being Promotion - Getting Started Revised
Pesticides - Labels Revised
Pesticides - Re-entry Interval Revised
Mental Health - Introduction Revised
Mental Health - Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace Revised
Workplace Health and Well-being - Comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety Program Revised
Chainsaws - Handling, Transportation & Storage Revised
April, 2017
First Aid - Using an Epinephrine Auto-injector NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Classification NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Overview NEW
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Training NEW
Hepatitis A Revised
Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome Revised
Q Fever Revised
Pushing & Pulling - General Revised
Incident Investigation Revised
Effective Workplace Inspections Revised
Wheel Mounting on Portable Grinders Revised
Handling and Storing of Bonded Abrasive Wheels Revised
Driving - Using Cellular Telephones and Other Devices Revised
Beryllium - Health Effects Revised
Travel Safety Revised
Pesticides - General Revised
Sample Risk Assessment Form Revised
March, 2017
Noise - Audiometric Tests NEW
Lead on Construction Projects NEW
Mental Health - Return to Work NEW
Precarious Employment and Vulnerable Workers NEW
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Revised
Hand Tools - Hammers Revised
Hand Tools - Struck Tools Revised
Hand Tools - Wrenches Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Embalming and Morgues Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Health Care Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Needles and Sharps and Handling Contaminated Materials Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Embalming and Morgues - Procedures Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Dental Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Correctional Institutions Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Laboratories Revised
HIV/AIDS Precautions - Emergency Personnel Revised
Shipping & Receiving Revised
Formaldehyde Solutions Revised
Propane Revised

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