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.

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.

Customized Training Programs 

  • 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.