Online Workplace Safety Training: COVID-19 Friendly

man taking online safety training

In the COVID-19 era, individuals and workplaces across Ontario are making extraordinary efforts to control and combat the spread of coronavirus.

These efforts include physical distancing, remote work (where possible), sanitization of facilities, enhanced PPE and hand-washing measures and much more.

When it comes to safety training, Ontario workplaces may find themselves in challenging times. Whether we are in lockdown or increased COVID safety measures, however, one aspect that can continue unimpeded is online workplace safety training.

In this edition of the ACT workplace safety blog, we’ll cover the online workplace safety training courses available to your organization and your team members.

WHMIS/GIS Safety Training – Online

WHMIS refers to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.

man taking online safety trainingWHMIS is at its essence a system of labelling hazardous materials such as chemicals and other substances that can be toxic, explosive, cause burns or pose other threats to anyone in the vicinity – staff, visitors, even neighbors.

WHMIS 2015 GHS incorporates the worldwide hazard communication system called “Globally Harmonized System” that classifies and labels chemicals.

Online WHMIS safety training is designed to familiarize managers, supervisors and team members of your organization with the:

  • Need for WHMIS
  • Types of WHMIS labels and signage
  • WHMIS safety data sheets (SDS)
  • WHMIS pictograms
  • WHMIS terminology

And other safety aspects of WHMIS that, when implemented, executed, maintained and improved upon in your workplace or job site will help bolster workplace safety.

This online workplace safety training enables members of your team to become certified in WHMIS GHS in Ontario and across Canada.

Online Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Safety Training

Another broad category of great importance to workplace safety is the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, also known as TDG.

woman taking online safety trainingTDG applies to all shippers, carriers, receivers and drivers who are involved in any aspect of shipping, delivering or receiving dangerous goods. These dangerous goods can include commonly transported items such as:

  • Hazardous or toxic chemicals
  • Explosives
  • Flammable liquids & solids
  • Gases
  • Oxidizers
  • Poison
  • Radioactive materials

The definition of dangerous goods is derived from legislation on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods as passed and mandated by the federal Canadian government as well as the provincial government of Ontario.

Online TDG Safety Training courses are beneficial for anyone involved in the transportation of dangerous goods, as described above. This online workplace safety training enables members of your team to become certified in the transportation of dangerous goods in Ontario and across Canada.

Online Benson Training

man taking online safety trainingOne of the specialty training programs we conduct at ACT is Benson training.

This online workplace safety training has been created and implemented in conjunction with The Benson Group and is delivered exclusively for Benson team members.

Our Benson online safety training continues safely and securely in the COVID-19 Era.

How ACT Can Help with Your Workplace Safety Training

When COVID-19 restrictions are in times of cautionary measures but not as severe as lockdowns, ACT offers in-person worklplace safety training, either at our training facilities or at your workplace location.

Regardless of another lockdown or extreme COVID-19 measures being once again implemented, ACT continues to offer online workplace safety training programs such as the ones described in the article. These online training courses can be taken by your team members in the comfort, safety and healthy distancing of their homes.

Contact us today to find out more about how ACT can help make your workplace as safe and secure as possible.