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E-Courses To Help Prepare for Workplace Emergencies


CCOHS has developed two new e-courses focused on different aspects of preparing for workplace emergencies.

Preparing for emergencies is an important part of every workplace health and safety program. It helps to protect lives, property, and the future of organizations. CCOHS has developed two e-courses to offer guidance to both workers and employers: Emergency Preparedness for Workers and Emergency Response Planning.

Emergencies can occur at any time. While prevention is the key to avoiding emergencies, it’s important that everyone at the workplace be prepared if, and when, they do occur.

Emergency Preparedness for Workers provides a basic understanding of what is required to be prepared for workplace emergencies, how workers can be ready to respond, as well as what they should know about their employers emergency response plan.

Emergency Response Planning is an introductory course for managers, administrators and anyone with responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining emergency response plans. This one-hour course provides guidance for developing and implementing a response plan for emergencies at – or affecting – the workplace, such as off-site emergencies involving the organizations staff.

As with all CCOHS e-courses, participants can contact CCOHS subject specialists to ask specific questions that may arise. There are quizzes throughout and a certificate of completion is issued upon passing the exam.

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by experts in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible. Courses are available in English and French.

Pricing and registration information is available on the CCOHS website: http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/course_listing.html

More about the benefits of e-learning: http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/e-benefits.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Eleanor Westwood, Manager of Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
905/572-2981, Ext. 4408 mailto:eleanorw@ccohs.ca
Please visit http://www.ccohs.ca

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