Professional Development

Professional Development Courses

Saturday, April 28 – Monday, April 30 | 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 30
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mental Health in the Workplace: How Managers Should Respond
Danielle Stewart, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

This workshop is aimed at providing resources and guidance to help Managers and Supervisors respond to mental health problems that they may encounter on a day-to-day basis. Participants will learn how to respond to mental health problems in ways that would encourage a psychologically safe and help-seeking culture. Course will cover the following areas: Mental health awareness; the Manager’s role in managing workplace mental health; Four opportunities managers have to address potential mental health challenges at work; How to have tough conversations; Accommodation; Return to work and additional Resources.

$179 + HST
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Elements of a Respiratory Protection: Program and Qualitative Fit Testing
Stacy Richardson, IHT, CRSP, Application Development Professional, Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada

The CSA standard CSA Z94.4, sets out requirements for the selection, use, and care of respirators and for the administration of an effective respiratory protection program in the workplace, and includes important changes pertaining to fit testing protocols, training requirements, and updated illustrations and checklists. Attend this session to learn more about the recent revisions to this standard, the critical elements for any respiratory awareness programs in the workplace, and have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training for qualitative fit testing.

$349 + HST
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Monday, April 30 | Morning & Afternoon Fall Protection Sessions | Class sizes limited to 20 participants – register early
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 – 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
Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5 | 2 Days
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
BCRSP Prep Exam
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
Sunday, April 29 to - Monday, April 30 | CSSE courses
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CSSE courses

Consulting Skills for the OH&S Professional
This two-day course that is highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice. This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component. Course participants will be able to: • identify the qualities and attributes of an effective consultant • describe the functions and roles of an internal or external consultant in six phases of the consulting process • examine client-consultant interactions and dynamics and model effective processes of engagement and contracting • implement effective marketing of consultant services to clients and employers • develop a cost appraisal of setting up an independent consulting practice • manage on-going self-appraisal and client evaluation strategies
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Measurement & Evaluation in OHS Managed Systems
As Occupational Health and Safety initiatives become more sophisticated and emphasize more of a managed systems approach, measurement and evaluation tools must also become more strategic in their intent, use and application. This two-day course will be of value to all health and safety professionals responsible for the evaluation and on-going development of high quality safety initiatives. The course should also appeal to supervisors, labour representatives, consultants, technical experts and joint workplace safety and health committee members. This course highlights key measurement and evaluation techniques that can be used to support the development, implementation and maintenance of today’s OHS intelligence based processes. Course participants will be able to: • identify the value of measurement and evaluation tools as they apply to today’s health and safety programs and management systems; • demonstrate sound use of incident statistics as an indicator of health and safety performance; • communicate the Safety by Objectives (SBO) process and set realistic safety-related goals and objectives; • develop a Score Card to measure supervisory safety performance; • articulate the differences between Health and Safety Programs versus Management System; • articulate key strengths and weaknesses of the audit approach and demonstrate its use to improve chances of getting more effective and reliable data; • recognize the complexities associated with human behaviour as well as articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the Behaviour-based Sampling (BBS) approach to measurement; • speak to the importance of the corporate safety culture as it relates to safety excellent and use a perception survey to assess a relevant health and safety management system.
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Essential Value of OHS Management Systems
The complexity of business and ever-evolving demands for change create an unprecedented exposure to risk for both organizations and their workers. Management Systems provide a method for organizations to tackle complex business needs in a systematic and efficient way. Have you ever considered if an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) would be valuable in your organization? This 2-day course is specifically designed to demonstrate the value of an OHSMS through hands-on exercises, active discussions and the development of a gap analysis that validates choosing an OHSMS. Learn from the experience with your peers as you discuss the strategies and challenges in choosing an OHSMS. By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to: • identify the elements of an effective OHS Managed System • evaluate the value of Canadian and Global OHSMS standards • determine how OHSMS elements support or hinder organizational success • conduct a systematic review of OHSMS in order to recommend adoption of an OHSMS • Join us to bridge the gap between theory and practice in evaluating the Essential Value of OHS Management Systems.
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$749 + HST CSSE Members
$949 + HST Non-Members
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga