Online Safety Training
Waste Management – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Waste Management is a sector that employs relatively few workers compared to other industries. Nevertheless, waste management officers, technicians, and drivers perform tasks that are more dangerous than we might think. Between 2003 and 2017, for instance, WorkSafeNB reported that waste collection workers were three times more likely to get injured on the job than any other employees in the province of New Brunswick.
In addition to physical over-exertion, employees in Waste Management are likely to come in contact with hazardous materials and potentially life-threatening bloodborne pathogens. Furthermore, drivers in this sector are faced with both the dangers associated with the Transportation industry and the perilous nature of some of the waste they take as cargo.
In spite of the fact that Waste Management remains a narrow industry, it is essential that all employees in this sector are made aware of the potential hazards associated with their jobs and how these accidents can be prevented.
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More likely to get injured on the job than any other employees.
Most commonly, incidents occur due to physical over-exertion & contact with hazardous materials.
Exposure to harmful substances and environments accounts for the most fatalities by event in Canada in 2018.
Many fatalities occur due to exposure to harmful substances.
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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 Waste Management
This safety course is compulsory for all employees who work around or may come in contact with hazardous materials. As such, it has become a prerequisite for all jobs in Waste Management, which often require workers to handle and transport dangerous materials on a daily basis.
According to Canadian TDG Regulations, any employee who handles or transports dangerous goods requires special training. This safety course provides a set of regulations meant to protect public safety when dangerous goods are transported and is particularly important for drivers in the Waste Management sector.
Across most industries, the majority of work-related injuries result from car accidents in transportation. This awareness course is designed for employees who spend most of their worktime behind the wheel and who can benefit from information regarding the risk of collision and possible prevention methods.
In work environments where fire hazards pose a considerable risk, it is advisable for all workers to learn how to effectively use a fire extinguisher in case of an emergency. This training program focuses on different classes of fire extinguishers, as well as how they can be used correctly and maintained.
This awareness program is addressed to employees who work around electricity or potentially dangerous power sources. It draws attention to possible electricity-related injuries in the workplace and proposes a set of practices that can help you avoid such accidents.
Some waste can be highly flammable and lead to fire hazards if not handled properly. This safety course explains how employees can prevent a fire, as well as how they should respond in case of an outbreak.
Most work-related illnesses in the Waste Management sector are caused by exposure to sharp objects that may be contaminated with bloodborne pathogens. This awareness program draws your attention to the dangers of potentially life-threatening bloodborne pathogens and teaches you how to protect yourself against contamination while on the job.
Aside from respirators, personal protective equipment (PPE) includes gear for the lower body, upper body, and head. This awareness course teaches you how to use and maintain such equipment while on the job so that you can avoid contact with bloodborne pathogens, hazardous materials, and other dangerous substances.
Exposure to dangerous substances is only one out of the many hazards that workers in the Waste Management encounter on a daily basis. Furthermore, statistics show that workers in the waste management sector are three more times likely to get injured on the job than any other employees. This course aims to help workers identify hazards, as well as report them or refuse work if work conditions are unsafe.
Approximately one-fifth of working Canadians suffer from a mental health issue during the course of their careers. This awareness training program aims to draw attention to the worker’s psychology, as well as to suggest several measures that can be implemented to improve the latter.
Statistics show that work incidents in the waste management sector are three times more likely to occur than in any other industry. This course provides a practical approach to investigating workplace incidents by emphasizing how to find the root cause(s), conduct an investigation, and make effective recommendations in order to prevent similar incidents.
Waste disposal is a very challenging job, as it poses a direct threat to the workers and the environment, especially if working alone. This safety course is designed to better prepare employees for the potential hazards associated with working alone by proposing a set of practical safety measures.
Especially where hazardous waste management technicians are concerned, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (or NORM) can pose a significant risk. This training program offers information about the safe handling of such materials and is addressed to all employees who work with or around NORM.
Many workers in Waste Management must use respirators order to protect themselves against airborne pathogens and toxic substances. This safety course teaches you how to use respirators properly so that you can maintain your health and safety while at work.
How it works
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
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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.