The Importance of Health & Safety in the Workplace

Course Description

WorkSafeBC estimates over 100,000 workplace injuries are reported annually in British Columbia. Each of us has a role in reducing this figure, and this work should begin with the employer. In any workplace, the health and safety of employees should always be the top priority. Implementing preventative measures, risk assessments and other safety procedures will make employees feel safer while drastically decreasing the number of accidents.

Join us for this foundational accident prevention FREE e-course and identify an employer’s responsibilities in creating a healthy and safe workplace. You’ll discover the benefits of establishing a safety program, key tips for preventing injuries, and how to effectively orient and train employees in accident prevention.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the responsibilities of each person on the worksite to ensure workplace health and safety

  • Conduct a first aid assessment of the workplace to determine an adequate and appropriate level of first aid coverage

  • Create a written first aid procedure and perform practice drills

  • Conduct a workplace inspection for common hazards

  • Determine when to conduct an investigation and describe the four stages of investigation

  • Summarize the procedures a WorkSafeBC officer will perform at the worksite during an investigation

  • Implement an orientation program for new and young workers

  • Monitor workers are adhering to safe work procedures and ensure training records are current

Who is this course for?

  • Small business owners/employers
  • Small business managers/supervisors

Course Duration: ~1.5h

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Price: FREE + GST Course expires 1 year after purchase
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