Education and Research
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Education and Research – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
With less than 8,000 lost time claims on a yearly basis, the Canadian Educational Services sector is one of the safest places to work in. When we take a look at the breakdown of these injuries, AWCBC statistics indicate that nearly half of them are accidents due to slips, falls, and similar incidents.
With appropriate safety training, the number of injuries in Education can be mitigated even further. In addition, employees in this industry are often legally responsible for the welfare of others, so rigorous and regular safety training programs are a must.
Below is a list of some of the most common jobs in education alongside the safety certifications required by each.
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Safest industry to work in.
Lost time claims on a yearly basis.
Are accidents due to slips, falls, and similar incidents
industry with least fatalities in Canada, with only 8 registered deaths during 2018.
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Unmatched Quantity Discounts
To achieve the best pricing for volume orders, eSafetyFirst Canada has developed a dynamic discount system which take into count not only which courses you will order but also the quantity of them.
The way it works is that rather focusing on discounting just a specific product, as all our competitors are doing, we are taking into account your entire shopping cart quantity.
Let’s take an example so you can better understand how the system works.
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Courses Recommended for Education and Research
Hazardous materials can make their way both in research facilities and in classrooms, which is why employees in Education must undergo WHMIS training. The program is designed to teach employees how to recognize potentially hazardous materials, while also making it possible for them to handle and/or dispose of the latter in a safe manner.
Due to the increased occupancy of educational buildings, the risk of a fire emergency is even higher than normal. This program offers information on the various types of fires and the extinguishers best suited to for each, but also on how workers can effectively manage crowded buildings in case of an outbreak.
The increased number of devices used in education and research comes with an augmented electrical hazard. This course covers noteworthy electrical risks in the workplace, how to manage and/or avoid them, but also what procedures to follow in case of a discharge.
Working in education places a great responsibility on employees, as they often have to take care of others in addition to themselves. As such, regular and rigorous fire safety training is a must. This course comprehensively covers aspects such as fire hazards, types of fires, and optimal procedures in case of an outbreak.
Because workers in Education come in contact with many individuals on a regular basis, they must receive appropriate training with regards to the hazards of bloodborne pathogens. This course offers comprehensive information on what employees can do to safeguard themselves against bloodborne pathogens, as well as the protocols to be followed in case of exposure.
Education is a place where debate and arguments take place on a daily basis, since this is also a core method of teaching. To avoid their escalation into interpersonal conflicts, employees must receive appropriate conflict resolution training. This program covers the basics of acknowledging, avoiding, and/or dealing with conflicts between individuals.
Custodial workers and researchers who regularly handle dangerous substances must receive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training. This course is designed to help employees understand the necessity and correct use of PPE, as well as proper gear maintenance.
Workplace harassment and sexual discrimination continue to be a problem for educational services. This program offers information regarding unacceptable behavior towards others, strategies to prevent harassment from taking place, but also what procedures to follow in case of an incident.
Serious injuries and accidents can happen in any environment. For workers who are regularly responsible for the welfare of others, being aware of first aid techniques is a mandatory safety requirement. This course offers information regarding practical and effective responses in case of a first aid emergency.
The average person spends a third of each and every day in their place of work, so it stands to reason that the space they work in can have a significant impact on their outlook and wellbeing. This awareness course aims to draw attention to the worker’s mental state while describing preventative measures, as well as early detection strategies for mental health issues.
The education and research industry is no longer just limited to the front line as there are also many behind-the-scenes roles that put workers at daily risk of accidents in a lone working environment. Lone Worker Safety Training draws attention to the perils of working alone and proposes a set of practical safety measures that can be implemented to reduce potential risks.
Both in teaching and in research, workers will sometimes come in contact with naturally occurring radioactive materials, which makes NORM safety training a necessity. This program helps employees understand the health hazards of working with NORM and it teaches them how to safely handle and/or work around the latter.
Clerks and researchers in Education are often required to sit at their desks for prolonged periods of time, which comes with the added risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This program is designed to teach employees about the health hazards of improper posture and how they can be mitigated.
The Education and Research sector often overlaps with the food industry, thus highlighting the importance of safe food practices. This awareness course provides a strong understanding of food processing, food quality assurance, food safety, and food inspection.
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Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.