Online Safety Training
Energy – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Many tend to underestimate the safety benchmarks of the energy industry. Statistics indicate that, when taken as a whole, the energy sector’s total recordable injury rate (TRIR) is higher than the minimum required for an OHS inspection.
What’s more, researchers in the field of safety argue that the real number of work-related accidents is actually higher than reported. The public safety legislation currently in place indicates that inspections must be performed on a monthly basis, so that all aspects of the work environment is inspected at least once per year.
At present, the fatality rate per 100,000 employees in most Canadian regions far exceeds the injury rate: 7.7 deaths to 2.19 injuries in Saskatchewan, for instance. For this reason, the number of inspections conducted by the Canadian Public Safety authority has been on the rise since 2015. To ensure that employers provide their due diligence in terms of health and safety standards, there are now over 1,800 inspections performed on a yearly basis.
However, the best way to tackle the growing trend of accidents in energy is through appropriate safety courses and comprehensive training for employees. Below, you will find a detailed list of the safety courses required for the most common jobs in the energy sector.
Do you know that?
There are over 100,000 employees in this industry.
The fatality rate per 100,000 employees in most Canadian regions far exceeds the injury rate: 7.7 deaths to 2.19 injuries in Saskatchewan, for instance.
Inspections performed on a yearly basis.
Canada needs 20,000 new electricity workers by 2022 to keep power flowing.
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Courses Recommended for Energy
This training program is mandatory for anyone who might come in contact with dangerous materials or chemicals in the workplace. It is the most recent legal standard throughout the Canadian jurisdiction in terms of the safe handling of potentially hazardous substances while at work.
Ontario employees should note that any construction-related work requires the regional “Working at Heights” (WAH) certification instead. Newfoundland and Labrador employees must undergo a minimum 2-day WorkplaceNL-approved “hands-on” training course.
Hydrogen sulfide gas (abbreviated H2S) is highly poisonous, flammable, and corrosive. Its ubiquity in the petroleum, gas, mining, and wastewater treatment industries mandates that almost all employees in these sectors be trained to safely deal with H2S hazards.
Some employees must work at heights on self-propelled or boom supported platforms. This course helps them recognize and deal with the hazards associated with their environment, thereby minimizing the risk of injuries or accidents.
Designing sloping or benching for excavations, stabilizing the soil and site evaluation are only some of the activities that require the presence of engineers or technicians. Ground Disturbance for Workers aims to familiarize workers with the dangers and risks of disturbing the earth, especially where underground facilities, pipes, or electrical equipment are involved.
This course is necessary for those who have to spend time in the wilderness as part of their normal working schedule. The training package covers detailed knowledge about staying safe around bears, how to co-exist peacefully with them, as well as the use of defensive equipment in case of an attack.
This course expands on the various types of fire extinguishers and their uses. Applicants gain knowledge on how to safely and effectively manipulate an extinguisher in case of an emergency.
This course covers the risks associated with disturbing asbestos as a result of daily work operations. Although the use of asbestos is banned in many countries due to its highly toxic nature, the mineral is often present in older constructions.
This course covers the fundamental aspects of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) of any kind in the workplace. It underlines the importance of appropriately shielding oneself with the right gear, but also how to appropriately wear and maintain it.
For people who operate mobile cranes or boom trucks, powerline safety training is a legal necessity in most jurisdictions. The course deals with the basics of working around transition lines both above and under the ground.
Employees working in this industry are exposed on a daily basis to electricity, a hazard that has been proven to be a major cause of critical injury in work-related accidents, along with many other hazards that can be potentially harmful to their health and well-being. This course teaches you how to identify hazards, as well as how to report them or refuse work if hazards have not been correctly controlled or work conditions seem unsafe.
Energy and electricity workers are on a daily basis exposed to electricity; a hazard that has been proven to be a major cause of critical injury in work-related accidents. Besides this, workers in this industry are exposed to many other hazards that can lead to severe incidents. This training course covers the main steps of the incident investigation process, useful for any supervisor, manager, health and safety committee member, or member of an incident investigation team.
Naturally occurring radioactive materials (or NORM) are commonplace in the energy sector, the recycling industry, as well as for those who work in the presence of mineral sands. This course covers risks and hazards associated with NORM, while also expanding on the topic of working safely in these environments.
Some work environments expose employees to potential respiratory hazards. This training program helps people identify and assess respiratory threats. It instructs learners about the various types of breathing protection and how to appropriately use them.
For workers in the energy industry who periodically work at height, in confined space, and in proximity to live power sources, the impact of the climate can be considered a hazardous condition. This Heat Stress Prevention course includes information on environmental conditions that generate heat-related illnesses, potential health hazards associated with the latter, as well as prevention and response strategies.
How it works
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
Purchase the Training
Find the training programs that you would like to provide to your workers and input the number of programs that you’d like to buy.
Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
With many years of experience, thousands of companies working with us, and an open ear to our customers’ feedback, we ensure a user-friendly environment so that any person with an internet connection can benefit from our services.
Easy-to-Use Invitation System
Invite your entire workforce within minutes. Using our system, all you have to do is to type in their First & Last Name as well as an email address and they are good to go. Do you have workers without an email address? No worries; you can still train them using our second option specifically designed for them.Train my workers
Certificates of training and digital credentials are automatically awarded to your workers upon successful completion of their training. As a employer, you’ll have the ability to view and print certificates at any time.Add your workers
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.