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Training

We are committed to workplace safety and helping workers to mitigate risk on the job.  As an extension of our head to toe safety product selection we now offer safety and first aid training. We have a comprehensive and adaptable training program, we can cater to small or large groups on or off site. Please click on the course headings below to learn more about our safety and first aid training options. If you would like additional information, to enroll or if you can’t see the course you are looking for below please use the form section to contact us.

Safety Programs

Fall Protection

Instructional time: 1/2 day or Full Day

Target Audience: Workers and supervisors who are required to work at heights and who may be required to use fall protection equipment.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Review fall protection requirements, systems & equipment;
  2. Review the planning process and documentation required; and
  3. Perform fall protection equipment inspections.

Delivery Method: The Fall Protection class is divided into two parts: Theory and Practical & Hands-on. Demonstration of Skills and Knowledge

  • Inspection of fall protection equipment; and
  • Complete an exam (75% passing grade required).

Topics

  1.  When to use fall protection;
  2. Written fall protection program;
  3. Hierarchy of fall protection;
  4. Types of fall protection;
  5. WCB Regulation and overview; 
  6. Calculating the fall clearance;
  7. Realizing the fall forces;
  8. Deciding on a system;
  9. Initial system inspection;
  10. Fitting the harness;
  11. Proper use of rope grab; 
  12. Proper use of lanyards & retractable lanyard;
  13. Proper selection of an anchor point;
  14. Horizontal lifelines;
  15. Ongoing inspection of equipment;
  16.  Retiring the system;
  17. Cleaning your system; and
  18. During and after a fall and rescue procedure introduction.
Respiratory Training and Fit Testing

Instructional time: 1/2 day

Target Audience: This program is specifically designed for workers and supervisors who want to become respirator fit testers.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  2. Roles and responsibilities of supervisors and workers;
  3. Learn what is required in a respiratory program;
  4. Understand the basics sources of respiratory hazards;
  5. Understand when a respirator is required and the type of respirator needed;
  6. Know how to choose the appropriate equipment including filters and cartridges;
  7. Perform fit tests on various types of respirators;
  8. Perform seal checks before each use; and
  9. Care and maintenance of respirators.

Delivery Method: The Respiratory Training and Fit Testin class is divided into three parts:

Theory;

  • Fit testing of selected respirators; and
  • Table top and case study.

Demonstration of Skills and Knowledge: Perform a fit test with the pre-screening steps; and complete an exam (75% passing grade required).

Topics

  1. WorkSafe requirements (includes CSA Z94.4 02);
  2. Respirator program based on CSA requirements;
  3. What is a respirator;
  4. Types of respiratory hazards;
  5. Selecting the right respirator;
  6. Seal checks;
  7. How to perform a fit test and demonstrating this skill; and
  8. Care and maintenance of respirators.

First Aid Programs

01 Occupational First Aid Level 1

Instructional time: 7 hours

Certification lasts 2 years

Target Audience: This course is for workers required to have Occupational First Aid Training under the WCB Requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Perform the priority action approach and primary survey;
  2. Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1 Rescuer on an Adult;
  3. Treat minor injuries, major bleeds and medical emergencies.
  4. Follow prescribed WCB documentation guidelines.

Delivery Method

The Occupational First Aid Level 1 course is divided into 3 parts: theory, video; and practical.

Demonstration of Skills and Knowledge: 30 minute written exam 70% and demonstrate all first aid skills learned in the class.

Topics

  1. Legal Responsibilities, roles and duties of the Occupational First Aid Attendant;
  2. Scene assessment and primary survey ;
  3. C-Spine control;
  4. Airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies for an adult;
  5. Minor Injuries (skin, soft tissue and eye injuries, burn management, poisons); and
  6. Medical emergencies.
02 AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Instructional time: 4.5 hours

Target Audience: This course is for workers where an AED Program has been implemented in their workplace or for any individuals that would like to expand their knowledge of CPR to include AED training.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Perform the priority action approach and primary survey;
  2. Learn how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1 Rescuer on an adult, child and infant (CPRC) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED);
  3. Learn when and how to use and AED;
  4. Learn how to develop an effective AED response program;

Delivery Method: The AED course is divided into 2 parts: theory and practical.

Demonstration of Skills and Knowledge: 30 minute written exam 75% and demonstrate all first aid skills learned in the class.

Topics

  1. Preparing to respond;
  2. The EMS system;
  3. Check, call, care;
  4. Airway, breathing & circulation emergencies for adult, child and infant;
  5. Functions and limitations of the AED;
  6. Positioning of the AED in your facility; and
  7. Maintenance of your AED

3M™ Training Programs

01 Qualitative Fit Test Workshop

3M is proud to offer an intermediate level respiratory protection course. It is intended for individuals who will be responsible for conducting qualitative fit testing within their workplace. Participants will receive an understanding of the theory and practice of qualitative fit testing. In addition they will receive fit testing instructions.

Upon successful completion of this course, all attendee will have covered the following areas:

  • Basic requirements for the CSA Standard Z94.4-11.
  • Types of respirators:
               o Air purifying (reusable, filtering facepiece, and PAPR)
               o Air Supplying (airline and air cylinder)
  • Roles and responsibilities of the employer and end user for respiratory protection.
  • Nature, forms and effects of hazards in the workplace.
  • Operation, limitations and capabilities of respiratory protection equipment.
  • Selection, use, maintenance, care and storage of respiratory protection equipment.
  • Instructions on when to replace filters or cartridges.
  • Conducting Qualitative Fit Test according to CSA Z94.4-11.
  • Emergency/Malfunction procedures.

As an end user of 3M Respiratory Protection Products, the cost of this course is of “No Charge” to you. We do request that you purchase a 3M FT 30 Qualitative Fit Test Kit from your local dealer to use at your company site. Note this workshop is a $250 per person Value Added Service.

02 Advanced Respiratory Training

The 3M Advanced Respiratory Training program offers an extensive educational workshop on respiratory protection and implementation for all industries. By ensuring the most up to date standards and protocols are taught, this program will gave individuals the confidence and skills necessary to fulfill the applicable regulatory requirements. Included in this session, participants will be provided comprehensive training on the changes to the CSA Z94.4 Selection, Use and Care of Respirators standard.

Course Overview:
Legislative overview

  • Comparison of the CSA standard Z94.4-02 version to the new version of 2011.
  • Details on the major changes in the new standard

Elements of respiratory protection program

  • Sampling strategy, Respirator selection, Medical surveillance and pre-screening, Training , Fit testing

Qualitative fit testing

  • Anatomy of a respirator – parts, pieces
  • Respirator facial fit
  • Donning/Doffing
  • Components of a qualitative kit
  • Trouble shooting
  • Fit Testing

Receive certification maintenance points: 1 point for ROH/ROHT, 0.5 points for CRSP for full day attendance.

03 Hearing Protection Tips & Tools Workshop

The 3M Hearing Protection Tips and Tools Workshop offers an extensive education in hearing-loss prevention for industrial settings. Attendees are provided with valuable tips to encourage employees to take control of their own health with hearing conservation.

The program is designed for industrial, government, and military personnel who are involved in, or training and the dispensing of hearing protection devices.
Attendees normally include Industrial hygienists, Health and safety personnel, members of H&S committees, and Occupational health nurses.

Course Overview:

  • How the ear works.
  • Effects of noise.
  • Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs).
  • Selection
  • Types of HPDs
  • Use & care of HPDs
  • Fit Testing of HPDs.

Course Length: Half a day (9:00AM - 12:00PM or 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Attendance: Minimum of 4 people, Maximum of 15

After each session participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill to understand the effects of a hazardous noise and the selection of appropriate HPD for their work environment and be able to train and motivate their employees in the proper use of hearing protective devices. Each participant will also receive resources, presentation material and certificate of attendance.

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