Online Safety Training
Office Work – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Working in an office seems like one of the safest jobs one can have. Although this is generally the case, data from the AWCBC indicates that there are over 3,000 accepted lost time claims due to injury in the Canadian business sector every year.
Over 90% of these injuries involve muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which are commonly grouped under the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are not accidents in a traditional sense, since posture and ergonomics account for the majority of illnesses and these happen over extended periods of time. Serious injuries resulting from falls, slips, and emergency situations do take place once in a while, but the majority of grievances are not inadvertent by and of themselves.
With appropriate safety training, the rate of MSDs among office workers can be dramatically reduced, which makes it all the more important that employees benefit from sufficient and appropriate safety courses. Below is a list of some of the most common office jobs and the individual safety courses required by them.
Do you know that?
accepted lost time claims due to injury in the Canadian business sector every year, according to AWCBC.
of these injuries involve muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which are commonly grouped under the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
and ergonomics account for the majority of the industry related illnesses.
Most if not all of these claims can be avoided with proper safety training.
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Courses Recommended for Office Work
Chemicals can enter an office environment by way of cleaners, gas cylinders, aerosols, and paints. Each of these comes with associated hazards and safety precautions, which is why the WHMIS course is designed to help workers identify dangerous materials, understand their specific properties, and handle them in a safe manner.
Workers in the cleaning industry must be aware of the risk of slips, trips and fall hazards as they represent the leading cause of injury in every workplace. The purpose of this course is to provide workers with information that will enable them to recognize slips, trips and fall hazards at their worksites with the purpose of minimizing the risk of an injury.
Sometimes, an office fire emergency can be contained by using a fire extinguisher. This program is designed to teach employees more about the various types of extinguishers and fires, as well as about optimal procedures to manage an outbreak.
Although the increasingly high number of electrical appliances in offices have made life easier for employees, they have also amplified the risk of electrical hazards. This program provides electrical safety information and procedures to help safeguard workers from shocks, fires, and/or burns related to electrical installations, cords, or equipment.
Most fire-related injuries and fatalities occur due to lack of knowledge and training in terms of fire procedures. This course provides information related to potential fire hazards in an office environment. The program also offers instructions in terms of the emergency protocols that must be followed in case of an outbreak.
Although some safety hazards are relatively scarce in an office, interpersonal conflicts tend to be a commonplace in these environments. This program covers basic aspects of conflict resolution and helps employees acknowledge and mediate disagreements between individuals in a constructive manner.
All custodial employees have to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), since the majority of the products they use are laden with hazardous chemicals. This course covers basic aspects of the necessity to wear PPE and teaches appropriate gear maintenance.
Violence and harassment represent a major issue in every workplace, including office work. This course brings together the latest standards in harassment and violence prevention and control while providing the training you need to help avoid harassment and violence in the workplace.
Although considered one of the safest industries, office workers still encounter hazards that can put their health and safety at risk, such as slips, falls, ergonomic hazards, workplace violence and harassment, etc. This course aims to familiarize workers with the most common hazards, how to identify them, as well as how to report them in order to prevent any incident from happening.
While most of us would probably think of physical ailments as the most likely to affect employees, anxiety and stress are two of the biggest causes of illness that workers face, including office employees. 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.
Most incidents occurring in the Office Work are those related to workplace violence and harassment. This course provides essential information needed in order to complete a practical workplace incident investigation by emphasizing how to find the root cause(s) and make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences from ever happening again.
Respiratory protection is often used by cleaning personnel working in an office environment. This program helps workers assess respiratory hazards and provides information on appropriate respiratory protection to combat them.
Almost everyone working in an office does so while sitting at a desk. This might not seem like something dangerous in and of itself, but bad posture and/or inappropriate work stations can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This course teaches employees how to recognize inappropriate posture and avoid injuries that may be caused by ergonomics.
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.