OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
All employers are required to provide information, education, and training to ensure the health and safety of all workers when performing their work as per the Worker’s Compensation Act. The education and training required depend on the type of work performed and the hazards of the workplace.
Burnaby CCE offers a variety of Occupational Health and Safety courses which are taught by certified instructors and trainers to enable employers to successfully meet their safety education and training responsibilities.
Please consult our list of available courses and dates on the online registration website. New courses are added regularly. Please contact us to book a private course. Certificates of completion are provided. Some certificates are for a maximum of 3 years.
If you are interested in taking a course but do not see a course offering, please contact ohs-BCCE@burnabyschools.ca as there may be an opportunity to open a public class offering. Registration closes one week before the course date and courses that do not meet the minimum number of participants will be canceled and participants refunded.
Individuals seeking employment will improve their prospects by having completed important safety education and training that companies require.
Companies looking to train their employees can rely on Burnaby CCE to provide quality safety training and maintain compliance with the Worker’s Compensation Act.
Many of our courses have a school district training version for JHSC members, with scenarios and information specific to British Columbia’s school districts.
Courses require a minimum of six participants to proceed. Please contact us for more information and to book a private course offering for your employees.
COURSES – Fall 2023
Burnaby CCE offers a variety of Occupational Health and Safety courses:
- Asbestos Awareness: Online
This 1.5-hour independent e-learning course is suitable for candidates who work in buildings where asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) may be present. Candidates will be made aware of the properties of asbestos, where it has been used in buildings, and when it may present a risk to you.
- Ergonomics Awareness: Online
This two-hour independent e-learning course explores the risk factors associated with ergonomics awareness and builds an understanding of how to control these risks, specifically pertaining to musculoskeletal injuries (MSI). This course will provide awareness of proper ergonomics for lifting and stationary work habits, alongside providing resources for determining the risk of injury.
- Ground Disturbance Awareness: Online
This 1-hour course is intended to teach individuals about the hazards and safety requirements associated with ground disturbance or excavation activities. This e-learning course introduces the PROPPER Phases of Safe Digging and teaches individuals the hazards and safety requirements associated with ground disturbance or excavation activities.
- Introduction to the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations: Online
This one-hour online course explores the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors, employers, suppliers, and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees. Both the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations contain legal requirements that must be met by all workplaces. These requirements protect the health, safety, and well-being of workers and others at worksites. This course will cover how to apply the Workers Compensation Act and OHS Regulations in the workplace, with an emphasis on the jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC.
- Noise Protection Awareness: Online
This 1-hour e-learning course is designed to explain the functionality of the ear and what needs to be done to prevent hearing loss over time. The course is suitable for anybody that wants more general knowledge on how hearing works and how to protect it.
- Occupational First Aid Level 1: In-Person
This eight-hour Occupational First Aid Level 1 course is designed to teach you how to respond to the most common and most life-threatening workplace first aid emergencies, including CPR, bleeding, shock, and sudden medical emergencies. Successful candidates will be recognized by WorkSafeBC as Occupational First Aid Level 1 attendants with a three-year certification.
- WHMIS: Online
WHMIS 2015 is a safety education course designed for employees who work with or around hazardous materials. In this one-hour online certification course, participants will learn about WHMIS 2015 alignment with GHS, workplace responsibilities, labels and pictograms used to identify hazardous products, Safety Data Sheets, and more.
- Confined Space Awareness: Online
This two-hour certification course explores the characteristics of a confined space, describes the associated workplace risks and hazards, as well as the prescribed methods for controlling those risks. The course also explains the documentation requirements pertaining to confined space work.
- Train the Fit Tester Training: On-site
This Fit Tester qualification course covers qualitative fit testing for N95 and elastomeric half-facepiece respirators. Learners will be taught the regulatory requirements behind fit testing, how respirators work, how to use the respirator, and how to conduct a fit test. Course content meets the requirements of WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Part 8, Respirators, and Canadian Standards Association Z94.4-18.
- Workplace Inspections, Hazard Identification and Control: Online
This four-hour Workplace Inspections, Hazard Identification & Control course teaches participants the fundamentals of how to identify hazards in the workplace, rate the risk of the hazards identified, and recommend controls to eliminate or minimize the risks of these hazards. Students will learn effective and proven methods of hazard identification, assessment, and control. Hazards exist in every workplace, and accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards is an essential part of a properly functioning occupational health and safety program.
Registration by phone or in person:
Candidates are highly encouraged to register for these courses online by clicking the green button “Current Course Offerings & Online Registration” at the top of the screen. For those who would prefer to register by phone or in person, registration is only accepted at Burnaby CCE Office and Burnaby Central Secondary during the hours listed below.