Virtual Health & Safety Training

Virtual Health & Safety Training

The Workers’ Health and Safety Center will be holding two virtual classes in September and October! The executive has decided to send members. These are two very solid courses being offered twice. You would only need to attend one of the sessions. If you are interested, please email info@cupe4207.org!

Workplace Violence and Harassment Program – September 15th from 9 am to noon, and October 5th from 1 pm to 4 pm

This program is designed to raise awareness about the serious risk to physical and mental health posed by workplace violence and harassment. It is also intended to help workplace parties understand and comply with the legal requirements mandated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act to address violence and harassment (including domestic violence). Employers, for instance, are required to develop workplace-specific violence and harassment policies and programs. Essential elements of these will be explored including procedures for workers to report incidents along with worker training. Participants will discuss workplace-specific strategies for identifying and assessing potential for workplace violence and harassment and observing for evidence of domestic violence. Also discussed will be specific control measures for eliminating or controlling potential exposure to violence and harassment

Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health Program – September 29th from 2 pm to 5 pm, and October 13th from 1 pm to 4 pm

This program provides a basic understanding of psychosocial work hazards and how they may impact workers’ mental health. It outlines the health effects associated with psychosocial hazards and explores a range of workplace factors from job demands/job control and worker engagement to civility and respect. Equally important, participants will discuss a host of methods to identify and assess psychosocial hazards including policies and programs, physical and cognitive demands analysis and workplace surveys. The program concludes with a discussion on preventative and protective measures for a safer and healthier workplace. The use of video clips and case studies also engages learners and helps them identify and understand contributing and workplace factors and gain a basic understanding of the accommodation process.