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 Elixa.Neumann@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 2022
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.
- Confined Space Entry: Blended
This eight-hour certification course follows BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act. This course is aimed to help participants learn about confined spaces, worker and employer responsibilities, hazard recognition and prevention, and safe work and rescue procedures. This course involves an e-learning component and test which must be completed before the practical training and hands-on evaluation.
- De-energization and Lockout Tagout: Blended
This four-hour course, in compliance with BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act, will explain the importance of de-energization, lockout and tagout procedures to protect workers who operate on machinery and equipment in BC. Every year, workers are killed or seriously injured in unexpected situations because machinery or equipment was not properly locked out. This course involves an e-learning component and test which must be completed before the practical training and hands-on evaluation.
- 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.
- Fall Protection Training: Blended
This eight-hour certification course covers local regulations for fall protection requirements, workplace policies, the components of a fall protection system, how to inspect them before use, as well as identifying fall hazards, and how to avoid suspension trauma. This course involves an e-learning component and test which must be completed before the practical training and hands-on evaluation.
- Fundamentals of Joint Health and Safety Committees: Online
This 8-hour course meets WorkSafe BC’s mandatory training requirements for new safety committee members and is ideal for new safety committee members or for existing members looking to refresh or upgrade their safety skills. This course includes topics such as promoting workplace health & safety, applying the process of safety inspections and accident/incident investigations, participating in constructive committee meetings, helping your committee to work together, and more. Participants must complete a two-hour e-learning portion before attending six hours of online training with an experienced safety professional.
- 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.
- Incident Investigation Training: Online
This four-hour course is developed in compliance with WorkSafeBC legislation. Participation in this course will help joint health and safety committee members, employers, and worker representatives effectively investigate workplace incidents. This course will instruct the proper procedure for participants to determine why an incident happened and what can be done to prevent similar situations in the future. This course includes topics such as defining investigation and reporting stages, conducting interviews, developing the sequence of events, identifying root cause analysis, determining corrective actions, and more.
- 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.
- Mobile Elevated Work Platforms: Scissor Lift: Blended
This eight-hour certification course is designed to provide an operator with skills to safely operate a scissor lift. Participants will receive in-depth and extensive instruction on all applicable Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, safe lift operations, and hands-on practical training. Fall Protection certification is a prerequisite to the Mobile Elevated Work Platform course.
- 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: Blended
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Starting Dec 1, 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.