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HSPI has conducted almost 1,300 training sessions, to close to 16,000 participants and serves a customer base of approximately 400 businesses. They customize their services and continue to develop courses as requested, to meet the needs of clients. The client base includes small, medium, and large corporate clients, including Government agencies. Referrals are available on request. Several of our courses are eligible for Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification Maintenance points.

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training <top>

  • Basic Certification Part I  
    • Participants will:
      • Describe the certification process and explain the role of the certified member;
      • Describe the importance of occupational health and safety and outline the roles of each of the workplace parties.
      • Identify occupational health and safety legislation, demonstrate how to access information from it, and explain the basic rights, responsibilities, and training requirements;
      • Describe the purpose, legal requirements for, and rights, duties, and function of JHSCs and describe how a functioning JHSC works;
      • Describe the rights, duties and responsibilities of JHSC members and certified members;
      • Describe the categories of hazards and the basic process of recognizing, assessing, and controlling hazards, and evaluating the hazard controls;
      • Explain hazard recognition and the process for workplace inspections and identify the legal requirements;
      • Explain the purpose of and describe basic methods for doing a hazard assessment;
      • Explain the purpose of, and describe basic methods of, hazard control;
      • Explain the purpose of the evaluation of hazard controls;
      • Practice hazard recognition, assessment, and control, and evaluation of the hazard controls;
      • State the requirements for, and describe the processes for, reporting and investigating fatalities, critical injuries, work refusals, and complaints of dangerous circumstances; and
      • Review and understand the legislative requirements for access to occupational health and safety information and demonstrate how to access typical sources of occupational health and safety information.
  • Basic Certification Part II
    • All participants are required to learn about a minimum of six hazards (two days of training). They will review key concepts of Part One training including hazard recognition, assessment, and control methods, and evaluation of the hazard controls. They will also review the provincial hazard priorities and practice applying a hazard management tool to these priorities.
    • For each hazard, the participants will:
      • Describe the hazard and how it may cause injury or illness;
      • Identify the relevant legislation, standards and guidelines for the hazard;
      • Describe how to recognize and assess the hazard;
      • Describe ways of controlling the hazard;
      • Describe ways of evaluating the hazard control(s);
      • Using an actual workplace scenario, practice completing a Hazard Management Tool;
      • Create a draft action plan and recommendations for each hazard; and
      • Using an actual workplace scenario, prepare an action plan to control each hazard and prepare sample recommendations to the employer.
  • Day One
    • Confined Spaces in the Workplace
    • Machine Hazards in the Workplace
    • Heat Stress and Cold Stress in the Workplace
  • Day Two
    • Driving Hazards in the Workplace
    • Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace
    • Biological and Chemical Hazards in the Workplace
  • Day Three
    • Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
    • Stress in the Workplace
  • Refresher Training
    • Health & Safety Professionals Inc. anticipates offering this course in 2019.

Health, Safety and Wellness Training Programs <top>

  • All Part II courses
    • Each module offered as a Part II course is also offered as an in-house course. It can be customized to include the employer's policies and programs.
  • Cannabis and the Workplace
    • This four-hour course will include the following topics: Legislation; Health Effects of Cannabis; Fitness for Duty; Safety-Sensitive Positions; Creating your Workplace Policy; Accommodation; and Drug Testing. The curriculum will be updated regularly, as our knowledge about cannabis continues to evolve. This session is available for in-house training. A shorter version of the course can be a part of your lunch-and-learn sessions.
  • Conflict Management in the Workplace
    • This half-day course introduces participants to their conflict resolution style, using the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument. Participants will each complete a Thomas-Kilman Instrument (TKI) self-assessment and discover their dominant conflict-resolution mode. They will learn about the other modes and recognize the conflict styles of others. The class will determine its team conflict style. This course is offered in-house.
  • Contractor Safety Management
    • This course is designed for those companies who choose to hire an independent operator or other company to do specific work. It explains the duties of all parties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act or the Canada Labour Code, as well as sets out the need for both due diligence and competency under the given legislation. Participants will learn the legal definitions of employer, constructor, construction, projects, and apply them to construction and non-construction work (industrial). Learners will be introduced to a standardized approach to Contractor Safety Management.
  • Emergency Preparedness
    • Being prepared for emergencies can save lives and property, as well as prevent unexpected costs for companies and organizations. This four-hour module provides background on the need for emergency preparedness and includes some tools for designing a program. Participants will have the opportunity to work with these tools during the course and will leave with a basic framework that can be expanded into a program to meet their specific circumstances and requirements.
  • Health & Safety Supervisor Training - UPDATED
    • HSPI’s updated course will assist supervisors and employers to meet their legal requirements of appointing “competent” supervisors in Ontario. Supervisors will understand legal requirements imposed on them by legislators and will learn how to incorporate this knowledge into their actions and workplace performance. This course is appropriate for all sectors in Ontario and covers material from the MOL’s “Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps.”
    • Topics include: Supervisors/Managers as Leaders; Health and Safety Law; Competent Supervisors; Due Diligence; Contractor Safety Management; Reporting Requirements; Incident Investigation; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Emerging Topics (Scent Policies; Marijuana in the Workplace)

  • Incident Investigation (based on CSA Standard Z1005-17)
    • This course can be taught in a four-hour format or one-day format based on the needs of the employer. Topics covered include incident investigation policies and programs, pre-planning, reporting requirements, choosing the team, conducting investigations, writing the report, and follow up. The participants will focus on contributing and underlying factors of incidents; a systems approach. In the one-day format, for in-house training requests, HSPI consultants will work with the employer to customize as required. Workplace violence and harassment investigations can be added to in-house training courses, as requested.
  • Internal Auditor Training
    • Health & Safety Professionals Inc. offers a two-day course for internal auditors. Learners will review the core elements of an occupational health and safety management system and key components of an audit program. The course is based on the ISO-19011:2011 guidelines for auditing management systems. The elements in the auditing document are applied to Z1000-14 Occupational health and safety management. This program is highly interactive, and gives the participants several opportunities to practice and apply the theory in case studies. This course is available for in-house only.
  • Office Ergonomics
    • This two-hour course reviews the specifics of office ergonomics. Once a participant has completed this course, he/she will be able to recognize common pitfalls and set up his/her own office area. The course focuses on the work processes, the chair, screen, and available ergonomic tools. For in-house courses, the group can assess specific setups and offer solutions.
  • Project Management for the Safety Professional 
    • For many years, project management was considered to be relevant only to large construction or technology efforts. The interesting thing is that project management concepts, even very basic ones, can and should be applied in almost every walk of life and industry. This informative one-day workshop invites these disciplines into your organization and applies them in a common sense manner. Appropriate levels of structure, documentation, and oversight will transform seemingly unorganized tasks into related, sequenced work that is set up for optimal benefit. Participants will learn the basic concepts of Project Management and how to apply them, discuss Planning, Implementing and Closing a Project, and review key pitfalls to avoid when planning and managing a project. Be prepared to learn about tips for increasing project success and the importance of the ‘people’ side of Project Management. This one-day course is taught by Norma Gardner, Managing Partner of Gardner Consulting.
  • Train the Trainer
    • This course is specifically designed for those in the workplace who feel competent to provide training to other workers in their area of expertise, however, have never received formal training in adult teaching and learning principles. Throughout this two-day course, the individuals will be taught how to provide effective training as well as have a chance to conduct a mini lesson on their own. This training is essential to ensuring that employees are getting the most out of their in-house trainer.
  • WHMIS 2015
    • Workplace Hazard Material Information System (WHMIS) Training is a four-hour course for workers who may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of their work. This course has been updated to meet the requirements of WHMIS 2015. Learn about the new hazard groups, categories, and classes, pictograms, signal word, hazard statements, and precautionary statements. Learners are encouraged to bring a few of their workplace Safety Data Sheets to class to apply their new knowledge. Participants receive a laminated wallet card upon successful completion of this course.
  • Workplace Inspections
    • This four-hour module explains to members of joint committees, supervisors, and managers, the purposes of a workplace inspection, the legal requirements, and the tools used. The group will review the four steps involved in workplace inspections and complete a case study.

BCRSP has previously awarded Certificate Maintenance Points for our courses. See the BCRSP website at for CM point criteria.

Customized Training Programs <top>

Health & Safety Professionals Inc. (HSPI) develops training programs for organizations. HSPI works directly with a company representative or committee in order to ensure that all information presented concurs with current company policies, practices, and workplace culture. These programs then become the property of the organization which commissioned the training program. Examples of such courses include; Air Monitoring in Confined Spaces, Health & Safety Supervisor Training, Confined Space Procedure Review, Policy and Procedure Training, WHMIS, Emergency Management, Auditing, and Contractor Safety/Environmental Program. Referrals available on request.

Alternately, HSPI customizes its own programs and adapts them to corporate needs.

Third Party Programs <top>

Health & Safety Professionals Inc. (HSPI) offers their expert training skills to facilitate training of company-based programs. These programs are not created by HSPI; they are facilitated by HSPI.