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Agricultural operations include a wide range of situations, from farms to animal husbandry. Every agricultural operation is a workplace, and every workplace has hazards. This two-part course provides a general introduction to occupational health and safety for new agricultural workers. New workers include:
- People of all ages who are starting a new job
- Young workers under the age of 25
- People transferred from other parts of the organization
- Those whose workplace processes and hazards have changed
Participants will gain knowledge of workers' rights that are protected by health and safety legislation, understand the role of health and safety programs within a workplace, and learn how to identify job-related hazards and how to work safely.
This course also provides guidance on hazards that are common to agricultural operations: working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals.
This course is highly interactive. Pop-ups, external links, review questions, and activities are used to apply learning throughout. There is a self-assessment quiz to test understanding of the material at the end of Part 1. At the end of Part 2, those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.
- Recognizing workplace hazards
- Occupational health and safety law
- General approaches to working safely
- Working safely – specific hazards
- Preparing for emergencies
- Who to ask for help
Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
- Explain the three fundamental rights of workers in health and safety legislation
- Describe the general duties of employers and workers
- List the six basic types of workplace hazards
- Understand how workplace hazards are controlled and steps you can take to protect yourself
- Recognize the basic elements of an occupational health and safety program
- Know who to ask for help with health and safety matters
This course is divided into two parts. Average time to complete this course is about 90 minutes.
Funding for this e-course was provided by the Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund (FCC), and funding administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).
This course is suitable for workers in all agricultural organizations of all sizes.
This course is delivered as an online e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
This e-course is free until November 2012. To register, click on the "View Course" button near the top of this page.
CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.
We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to help develop this e-course.
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