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Workplace Safety Certificate

Workplace Safety Certificate

The Workplace Safety Certificate program is designed to provide the front line worker with the skills required to recognize potential hazards, identify the appropriate control for the hazard, and apply their skill and knowledge in working safely. Participants will be given the opportunity to apply their learning in hands-on job related scenarios.

Day 1

  • WHMIS
  • Lockout/Tag out
  • Workplace Ergonomics Awareness

Day 2

  • Job Task Analysis
  • Safe Work Procedures/Practices
  • PPE

Day 1



Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
Legislation in Nova Scotia requires every employer ensure that their employees who work with, or in proximity to, a controlled product is trained in the safe use, storage, handling and disposal of that product. The Workplace Hazardous Material Information System’s major components provide training on: WHMIS classes and symbols; Supplier/workplace labels; and Material Safety Data Sheets. In addition to the above, employers must also ensure their employees receive workplace specific training regarding the controlled products they use. Participants in this course will learn how to apply each aspect of the WHMIS Program.

Lock out / Tag out Awareness
This course is focused on providing all workers with the basic knowledge of what lockout/tag out is, why it is important to workplace safety, and the basis of developing a workplace specific Lockout/Tag out Program. Employers have a responsibility and duty to ensure workers are protected from the unexpected release of energy from equipment during maintenance or service.

Workplace Ergonomics Awareness
This course provides participants with an understanding of the importance of proper ergonomics in the workplace. They will learn how to identify ergonomic hazards and what to do to implement corrective actions to prevent injury.

Day 2

Job Task Analysis (SWP)
Job Task Analysis, also known as Job Safety Analysis and Job Hazards Analysis, is the first step to developing Safe Work Procedures. Participants will learn how to perform a Job Task Analysis through observation, identifying potential or actual hazards, and determining the appropriate control for each hazard. Subsequent to this, a safe work procedure can be developed.

Safe Work Procedures/Safe Work Practices
After conducting a Job Task Analysis, the next step is developing a safe work procedure/practice for the task to control the identified hazards. This course provides instruction on how safe work procedures/practices are written to provide an adequate control for each hazard associated with the particular task. Participants will be given the opportunity to apply what they have learned through writing a safe work procedure/practice for a task of their choosing.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Course participants will learn about the various types of PPE most commonly used in workplaces. Included in the course is instruction on safe use of PPE; maintaining PPE; proper selection of PPE; the importance of the use of PPE; and establishing a PPE program. Specialty PPE such as fall protection, fire fighters, etc. is not covered in this course.