Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety Training and Consulting
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Providing Workplace Occupational Health & Safety Training and Consulting Services across Central & Southern Ontario including:
Toronto ~ Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Halton Region ~ Peel Region ~ York Region ~ Durham Region ~ Simcoe Region/County
Kawartha Lakes Region ~ Peterborough County ~ District of Muskoka ~ Northumberland County
What's Happening is the newest section of TSC Website meant to keep you up-to-date on exciting news, things on the horizon, stuff going on and of course... What's Happening!!! from the TSC Home-Base in Beaverton
Brock, Durham Region, Ontario
Hey there all you Cats!!! If you find some idle-time on your hands,
why-not take a Safety Course???
You can find my current 50+ online courses here:
The Safety Cat - Online Courses (litmos.com)
There is also a selection of FREE courses to choose from!!!
If you'd like free access to a sample course, send me a message and I can give you a special Link & Code to get in & sample a course...
I wish all of you a Happy, Safe & Prosperous Fall 2023!!!
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that teaches Public Speaking and Leadership Skills through a Worldwide network of Clubs. The organization's membership exceeds 300,000 people in more that 15,800 Clubs across 149 Countries! Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
I am a Member & on the Board of Directors as the Seargent-At-Arms of the Sunshine Speakers
I have completed Level 2 within the Presentation Mastery Program Path!
I hope to complete the Program Path and achieve my Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation by Spring/Early-Summer 2024
If anyone is interested in the Toastmasters Organization, Please follow this Link...
Do you need good-quality Safety Training Programs?
TSC is happy to announce that any TSC training program can be purchased!!!
Typically each course comes with:
Training Programs are available in 4 formats:
These programs have all been written by TSC!
Not by a "training-bank" that writes & sells hundreds of courses that are often Authored in other Countries & may reference non-applicable Legislation / Standards / Requirements
They include both Provincial & Federal Legislation references and CSA Standards: where applicable
If you don't find a title you need/want among the TSC current course listing, we can discuss custom designing a course to your specifications...
Do you need Polices & Procedures?
Do you need these quickly?
Have you discovered that you have tasks/functions or behaviours in your workplace that you have no Policy or Procedure for?
Then these templates are ready for you!!!
These are 85% complete, all you have to do is:
..and then... "live-it"!!!
45+ OH&S and some HR topics are available individually or as matching "sets". Some Form samples are also available
Discounts are offered for matching sets & volume discounts are also available
Safe Lifting Techniques has been added to the TSC Workshop Library
This course would ideally be delivered in-person to accommodate a Practical Demonstration, but could be delivered virtually with similar effectiveness
Canada Labour Code Part II (forthcoming)
CLC-II outlines the Duties & Responsibilities of Employers / Supervisors / Workers and the Workplace Health & Safety Committee
This course is still under development as there are recent changes to CLC-II along with some expected changes in late fall 2023
Sweeper & Scrubber will address the various different types of floor-sweepers / scrubbers and combined equipment
This course includes Theory and Practical Training / Evaluation to be scheduled after the Theory program is complete
Confined Space Awareness has been updated from the 2022 version. Additionally, a Confined Space Rescue course has begun to be written
Spills Response has undergone some necessary updates
There are three (3) versions of this program:
Low-Lift / Walkie Training
A New TSC course: the "other side" of High-Lift Forklift Training, this course addresses Walkie-type low-lift forklifts
The same as High-Lift, this course consists of Theory and then Practical Training & Evaluation at your workplace must be scheduled after the Theory is complete
Road / Driver Fatigue
A short workshop of the signs. symptoms, perils and ways to combat Driver Road Fatigue
Canadian & US Hours of Service (HOS) are cited
Separated from the Fuel Sources Program, Propane Handling convers the history, hazards, handling & overall safety of Propane
Numerous referenced are cited to a selection of Propane powered equipment that may be found in workplaces
Pedestrian Awareness / Safety has been updated for 2023
Propane Torches & Heaters Just in-time for the Winter...Propane Torches & Heaters are used in numerous ways to keep spaces warm, prevent infrastructure freezing, heat only a specific area, or to keep materials from freezing...
There is a written test: a practical demonstration could/should also be scheduled
This course could be split-up if you only want or need 1 topic
Adult Learning Principles Are you a Teacher / Trainer of Adults?Do you deliver training courses at your workplace? Do you deliver/host meetings, information sessions & lectures?
Well, if you do, then understanding Adult Learning Principles is essential for you to help improve the delivery of your message/course!
Workplace Violence & Harassment
This is the longer version of the program, diving into more details and offering more tools & ideas how to manage these behaviours in the Workplace
There are in-course exercisesStandard Passing Grade is 75%This is typically a half-day course when delivered in-person or virtually
Forklift Evaluator is a course designed for persons who are interested in becoming a Forklift Instructor. This is the predecessor to teaching the full Forklift program: start-out completing the Practical Evaluation portion before taking-on the entire full-day Theory Program
Supervisor Competency (forthcoming) is meant for anyone who is in-charge in the workplace or has authority over Workers, Leadership Styles, Duties, Responsibilities & Qualifications are explored
Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) has undergone some necessary updates
This course is for anyone who operates any of the six (6) different classes of MEWP: Scissor Lift, Knuckle Boom, Vertical Mast, etc...
Building on the Forklift Courses announcement, I have added a very short course on Elevating Pedestrians with a Forklift. See all the details under "The Stuff" from the Menu Bar
Finally, High-Lift Forklift is now available!!!This course focuses primarily on Narrow Aisle & Counterbalance Forklifts
To add-on to this, there is a separate course with all the Fuel Source Modules: Propane, Battery, Gas/Diesel & Natural Gas
The Workplace Violence & Harassment Workshop is finally available in all 3 formats: Live, Online & LMS
Watch for a Standard 4-5hr version soon!!!
Slip, Trip & Fall has been updated
*Note: this is not a Fall Protection / Working At Heights program
An updated version of Working Alone has now been posted on my LMS: https://thesafetycat.litmos.com/online-courses
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is available in 2 versions:
TSC has a new course available on the LMS: Cargo Securement Theory... (this is also available in-person & live-online)...
This course is Theory only however, a practical evaluation can be scheduled at your Workplace, once the Theory has been successfully completed.
Watch for Cargo-Specific Modules coming in 2024...
The Theory-only would be good as a refresher for someone who has already taken Cargo Securement training in the past..
Hey there all you Cats!!! Following-up on my post about changes to TDG Training/Legislation... The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released CAN/CGSB-192.3-2020: TDG Training, Assessment & Competency Training Standard. Within this standard you will find that there will be a requirement for the Employer to create a Task List, define the specific tasks that relate to TDG, and then ensure competency & compliance through a series of "practical evaluations/demonstrations" related to each task for each Employee involved in TDG...
This is a large change to TDG!
I can help you in 2 ways:
1) I can deliver the theory/awareness training AND oversee the practical evaluations after you have created the job-specific task-list (I can help with the list too)... or
2) I can deliver the theory/awareness training, provide you with a guidance-document to conduct the practical evaluations, and then come and perform a summary-audit of your practical compliance efforts, to determine if you have met compliance requirements...
From the info I can find, the expectation for this to be in-place is Q#3 or Q#4, 2023...
Please contact me directly and we can discuss how I can hep... Have a Safe Day!!! #thesafetycat
Hey there all you Cats!!! TSC is now registered with Avetta Contractor Vetting Service, if you need/use such a system to Vet your potential Contractors...
The Safety Cat - #250139400
Have a Safe Day Everyone!!! #thesafetycat
Hey there all you Cats!!! Yup, finally... TSC has gone TikTok!!! You can check it out and follow #thesafetycat
Make sure to watch for new Vidz regularly...
Let's be safe together!!!
TSC Learning Management System (LMS)
50+ Courses are ready-to-go 24/7/365...
There is also a selection of FREE Soft-Skills courses available
Courses will continuously be added, check-back often for updates...
You can get to a list of courses available on my LMS by following this Link:
Sept 29th 2021
Hey there all you Cats!!! TSC is excited to announce that 11 Soft-Skills Training Courses are now available for FREE on my LMS!!!
These courses are meant to enhance your skills at working with & managing people in the workplace. Please add these courses to your CV/Resume. You may take the courses in any order, as-many or as-few as you like…
Here’s the Link to my LMS where you can Log-In:
The access code is: TSCFree
The code will get you in the LMS the first time, then you can log-in with your specific credentials…
The available Free courses include:
Excellence in Customer Service
Introduction to Managing Employee Performance
Retaining your Best People
Leveraging Diversity and Strengths in the Workplace
Listening Skills – Transform Customer Interactions
Preventing Workplace Discrimination & Harassment
Leadership & Management – Coaching Others
Hey there all you Cats!!!
TSC has been nominated for the
2021 5-Star Safety Trainer award!!!
Thank You to all who nominated/voted...
Well beyond the Federal & Provincial Legislative requirements, beyond the financial benefits of having a safe workplace with fewer injuries & therefore fewer claims, beyond creating a "competent" & compliant workforce that chooses to do a good job, a safe job, willingly and voluntarily...we have a responsibility to protect people / help them protect themselves, and we should be deeply interested in improving peoples qualifications & skills to make them the best & most valuable they can be. This is good workplace safety!!!
Safety is NOT something you can take or leave alone... It is NOT an activity in which one participates only when one is being watched or Supervised... Safety is NOT posters, slogans, or rules, nor is it movies, meetings, investigations or inspections... Safety IS an attitude & a frame of mind... It is the awareness of ones environment and actions, all day, every day... Safety IS knowing what is going on; knowing what can injure anyone or anything; knowing how to prevent that injury and then acting to prevent it... To do this does not require genius, a Ph.D., or even a title or rank... All it requires is intelligence and a reasonable amount of native ability to see, to hear, to smell and to think... To ignore safety practices does not indicate bravery, only foolishness... To do things safely and correctly is the mark of a wise person, not a timid one...
Tim Houle, Domtar, Espanola Ont. Mill Mgr. says "...safety is a marathon without an end!" I truly believe this statement, you'll find this on my Business Cards & on the TSC website
A quick little video about some very common questions I get about Health & Safety
What is TSC all about? Who am I?
This video will begin to help you get to know Me!!!
Do you find Safety Legislation hard to find what applies to you, hard to read & hard to understand what it means in simple terms??? I can help...
Just something a little fun but this is an idea of the type of graphics I have available... These can be customized & used in advertising along with training programs...
Where should you start your Health & Safety program?
Companies often struggle with where to start & what do they need first. Although the entire OH&S Act and Regulations are important, this short video-clip will give you a starting point
Here's some basic information for you about Quarantining
Being quarantined may not be a bad thing! Think of the privacy you may have, the undisturbed focus, the "personal comforts" and of-course, the safety!
Here's some basic info about Social Distancing
You should try not to see Social Distancing as a loss-of-contact. You can still engage with as many people as you did before, just in different ways. There are other cultures where "touching" people; particularly in business, is not automatic or common, and that comfort must be earned
Here's some basic information about Viral Defence techniques
There are some basic ways you can protect yourself from exposure to Viruses & Bacteria. These simple steps can significantly reduce the chance of illness from exposure and help to control the spread
Here's some basic information about C19: where it came from, what it is, what to do & where to get more information
Here's a few basic tips for working from home including timing of your day, breaks, privacy and some "dignity" ideas
Mr. Forklift LOL
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