OHS Canada Magazine

New E-Course From CCOHS Helps To Prevent FallsFrom Slips and Trips

January 27, 2006

Health & Safety

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed a new e-course, Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips. The course offers guidance on how to prevent injuries in the workplace that are caused by slips, trips or falls from the same level. Falls of this nature are common in the workplace and can result in serious injuries and disabilities.

The course provides workers, managers, supervisors and health and safety committees with practical information including tips and examples to help them to understand the causes of falls, and how to take preventive measures.

E-learning courses from CCOHS are unique in that they provide the learner with course content that is:

Credible – developed by CCOHS subject specialists
Accurate, current and written in clear language – reviewed by other CCOHS subject specialists to ensure quality standards are met

Unbiased – reviewed externally by representatives of government, employers and labour
Available in English and French

Learners can ask a CCOHS instructor specific questions that may not have been answered by the course.
Preventing Falls From Slips and Trips, complete with quizzes and an exam takes about 45-50 minutes to complete. After the learner passes the exam they are issued a certificate of completion.

The course can be purchased for one user or, if four or more people are to be trained, a multi-user license can save money. Special introductory pricing is available until March 25, 2006.

The French version of the course, Prvention des chutes par glissade et par trbuchement will be released later this winter.

Registration and pricing information is available on the CCOHS website: http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/preventing_falls/.

Eleanor Irwin, Manager – Marketing, Sales and Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
905/572-2981, Ext. 4408 mailto:eleanori@ccohs.ca


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