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Act First Safety Online Office Ergonomics Training Program

REGISTRATION – Individual cost of this Office Ergonomics program is only $29.95 – volume discounts apply. There are several ways to register:

Option 1 – All customers/companies interested in setting up a customized learning management system (LMS) for their business, should call us direct to REGISTER(as discounts may apply).  Note: there is NO additional charge for the LMS setup. Call 416-283-7233 (local GTA) or Canada-wide toll free at 1-855-260-7233 to register.

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Option 2 – For individuals that would like immediate registration, use the convenient online shopping cart by selecting the adjacent icon (or call us and we’ll get you registered), then enjoy your programs!  Thank you.

Office Ergonomics Training Program

Overuse and “wear and tear” injuries continue to be among the most costly work related injuries in industry today. These pains and strains can range from mild discomfort or lead to severe pain and disability.

Our office ergonomics program identifies the risk factors associated with poor ergonomic positioning but more importantly the controls necessary to prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) from occurring. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.

Modules

  • Introduction
  • Identifying Risk Factors
  • Ergonomics Defined
  • Ergonomic Guidelines
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
  • Workstation Layout

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Alberta Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 – Section 211.1

An employer must ensure that a worker who may be exposed to the possibility of musculoskeletal injury is trained in specific measures to eliminate or reduce that possibility.
2. An employer must ensure that the training referred to in subsection (1) includes (a) identification of factors that could lead to a musculoskeletal injury, (b) the early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injury and their potential health effects, (c) preventive measures including, where applicable, the use of altered work
procedures, mechanical aids and personal protective equipment.

British Columbia Legislation

Occupational Health & Safety Regulations – Part 4

Section 51 – Education and Training

The employer must ensure that a worker who may be exposed to a risk of MSI is educated in risk identification related to the work, including the recognition of early signs and symptoms of MSIs and their potential health effects.

New Brunswick Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Section 9 – Duties of Employers

1. Every employer shall (a) take every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of his employees;
(b) comply with this Act, the regulations and any order made in accordance with this Act or the regulations; and
(c)ensure that his employees comply with this Act, the regulations and any order made in accordance with this Act or the regulations.

2. Without limiting the generality of the duties under subsection (1), every employer shall

ensure that the necessary systems of work, tools, equipment, machines, devices and materials are maintained in good condition and are of minimum risk to health and safety when used as directed by the supplier or in accordance with the directions supplied by the supplier.

Newfoundland/Labrador Legislation

REGULATION 70/09 – Section 52

“An employer shall ensure that a worker who is or may be exposed to a risk of musculoskeletal injury is:
(a) educated in risk identification related to work, including the recognition of early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injury and its potential health effects; and

trained in the use of specific control measures, including, where applicable, work procedures, mechanical aids and personal protective equipment.”

Nova Scotia Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Act – Duties and Precautions

Section 13 – Employers Precautions and Duties

1. Every employer shall take every precaution that is reasonable in the circumstances to (a) ensure the health and safety of persons at or near the workplace; (b) provide and maintain equipment, machines, materials or things that are properly equipped with safety devices; (c) provide such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities as are necessary to the health or safety of the employees; (d) ensure that the employees, and particularly the supervisors and foremen, are made familiar with any health or safety hazards that may be met by them at the workplace; (e) ensure that the employees are made familiar with the proper use of all devices, equipment and clothing required for their protection; and (f) conduct the employer’s undertaking so that employees are not exposed to health or safety hazards as a result of the undertaking.

Ontario Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Act – Section 25

2. states: (a)“…An employer shall, provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health and safety of the worker”

Prince Edward Island Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Section 12 – Duties of Employers

1. An employer shall ensure, (a) that every reasonable precaution is taken to protect the occupational health and safety of persons at or near the workplace; (b) that any item, device, material, equipment or machinery provided for the use of workers at a workplace is properly maintained, and is properly equipped with the safety features or devices, as recommended by the manufacturer or required by the regulations; (c) that such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities are provided as are necessary to ensure the occupational health and safety of the workers; (d) that workers and supervisors are familiar with occupational health or safety hazards at the workplace.

Saskatchewan Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996, Part VI

Section 2

“An employer or contractor, in consultation with the committee, shall regularly review the activities at the place of employment that may cause or aggravate musculoskeletal injuries.”

Section 4

“An employer or contractor shall ensure that workers who may be at risk of developing musculoskeletal injury are instructed in the safe performance of the worker’s work, including the use of appropriate work practices and procedures, equipment and personal protective equipment.”

Please contact our office for further details on OFFICE ERGONOMICS Online training.