This course introduces owners and managers to the types of health and safety problems that can occur in small businesses. It offers practical information and tips regarding strategies to identify hazards and manage risks and describes how to develop a health and safety program including emergency planning and hazard management. The course also includes extensive lists of free resources available from health and safety organizations.
Protect your small business by implementing an effective health and safety program.
The course features case studies, review quizzes, and "Ask a Question". Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.
- The business case for health and safety
- Legislation and responsibilities of employer and employees
- Key health and safety issues in small businesses
- Elements of the health and safety program
- WHMIS and occupational hygiene
- Emergency preparedness
- Fire protection
- Accident investigation
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
- Elements of the business case for health and safety
- Responsibilities of employers and employees for workplace safety
- Key components of a health and safety program
- Components of the national WHMIS program
- How to recognize and manage chemical hazards
- Basics of emergency preparedness and fire protection
- Common ergonomic problems and their solutions
- Effective techniques for inspections and accident investigations
- Owners, managers and employees of small businesses;
- Health and safety representatives
- Health and safety committee members
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.
Also available in French.
Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.