Professional Development

Professional Development Courses

Saturday, April 27 – Monday, April 29 | 3 Days
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Disability Management: The Fundamentals
Dianne Dyck, RN, BN, MSc, COHN(C), CRSP, Author of Disability Management: Theory Strategy and Industry Practice

This workshop is an overview to introduce an interdisciplinary approach to the concepts and practices of disability management and disability management programming. The content and the teaching-learning objectives include the concept of disability management and the related elements, including defining disability management in terms of: • an appreciation of the impact that disability can have on the worker, employer and organization; • both private and government disability insurance plans (Workers' Compensation); • disability claim management, case management and return-to-work planning; • graduated return-to-work and how it supports a disability management program; • the role of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); • how disability management program data management is achieved; • how to develop, market, manage and evaluate a disability management program; • the roles that the various community professionals play in disability management; • the role of ergonomics; and • the ethical and legal aspects. This workshop offers applied learning; it is achieved by providing participants with the opportunity to apply disability management information in analyzing industry focused case studies. Participants will receive 1) the textbook, Disability Management: Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, 5th edition; and 2) a comprehensive participant manual.

$749 + HST
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Monday, April 29 | Fall Protection - 2 Half-Day Courses
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Competent Fall Protection: PPE Inspector
Scott Connor, President, Team 1 Academy

Falling from Heights continues to be one of the biggest killers in industrial workplaces. All of these accidents are preventable. Workers need to know and use proper fall protection equipment. An important aspect of this is the maintenance and inspections needed for personal fall protection equipment to ensure that workers who use this equipment are well protected from falling. Workers who conduct the formal inspections on fall protection equipment should, and must, know the proper and effective processes of inspecting and documenting equipment. TEAM-1's Fall Protection Equipment Inspector Course is designed to introduce standardized practices for fall protection equipment inspection by a variety of hands-on exercises.

$179 + HST each
$249 + HST for both sessions
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Working At Heights: PPE and Rescue Equipment – Are You Compliant?
Scott Connor, President, Team 1 Academy

This session provides an overview of the skills required to work safely at heights. We will first look at how to determine if your Fall Protection PPE is compliant with the regulations, then review they types of fall protection equipment available and how they are to be used properly. Rescue equipment and planning will also be covered in this session. This course is a must if you are a supervisor or manage your companies fall protection program in any way.

$179 + HST each
$249 + HST for both sessions
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Monday, April 29
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Non-Ionizing Radiation: Introduction to EMF and Laser Safety
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Lasers and sources of EMF are found everywhere, from laser pointers to barcode scanners, cell phones and WiFi to powerlines and electrical equipment of all kinds. Lasers and EMF sources are part of our everyday lives, at work and at home. If you are responsible for health and safety at your workplace or are just concerned about these sources of non-ionizing radiation, this course is for you! In this course you will be introduced to what lasers and electromagnetic fields are, the potential health risks, and what you can do to keep your workplace, and yourself, safe. Workers often have questions and concerns about sources of non-ionizing radiation, join us and be ready with the answers when the questions arise! This one-day course will be facilitated by a radiation expert from the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada, bringing you reliable information and "good science in plain language." Content will include: Laser Safety Awareness; Laser Basics – properties of light, what a laser is and how it works, reflections; Laser Hazards – laser classes, laser beam hazards, non-beam hazards; Laser Safety – maximum permissible exposure (MPE), nominal hazard zone, warning signs, optical density, protective equipment, safety procedures, EMF safety awareness; EMF Basics – what is EMF, ionizing vs non-ionizing, what the various EMF regions are for and where they are encountered; EMF Hazards – What are the potential hazards?, international limits for EMF, typical exposure from various sources of EMF, safety precautions.

$499 + HST
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Thursday, May 2
9:00 am – 10:30 am or
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Executive Overview of CSA Z45001 Standard
Brenda Henry, MBA, CRSP, Manager EHS Services, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

Join us for this 90 minute Briefing that will highlight what’s new in the latest Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard. Specifically, it will emphasize key differences between the ISO 45001 and the Z1000 standards. This session will be valuable for OHS Executives working in either Canadian or multinational organizations.

Bringing over 20 years of experience in the field from municipal and provincial government, to automotive industry and post-secondary education, Brenda Henry is an active member on seven CSA technical committees. For the last five years she has participated as a member of the Canadian delegation on the International Organization of Standards (ISO) 45001 Committee.

$99 + HST
Centre for Health and Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga ON
Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4 | 2 Days
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
BCRSP Exam Prep
Dr. Peter Strahlendorf, B.Sc.(Hon. Biol.), B.E.S., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., CRSP, CSP, Institute for Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Inc.

If you are an occupational health and safety professional with 3 or more years of experience, you may be eligible for the CRSP designation. There are now over 5,000 CRSPs in Canada. Employers value the CRSP as evidence of professional status and experience. The CRSP is awarded by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. Please check the BCRSP website www.bcrsp.ca for details of eligibility and for the application forms to become a CRSP. This two-day course prepares participants for the CRSP exam that is offered three times a year by the BCRSP (Feb, June and Oct). You can take the course with or without having first applied to the BCRSP. Some people take the course as a last minute review and others in order to develop a study plan. It is now advisable to take the course several months before the exam date. Content includes: the process of applying to the BCRSP, studying strategies, techniques for answering multiple choice questions, what to do on the day of the exam and sample questions from the 9 BCRSP study guides. Participants receive manuals containing over 4500 study questions. Other CRSP prep materials summarize the study guides and therefore lose detail, and so are insufficient preparation. The 4500 study questions cover the details in the study guides. Participants also receive a Certificate of Attendance which is worth 2 professional development points in the application to BCRSP. This is the most widely used CRSP course in Canada.

$459 + HST
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga ON