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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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WSF-010

Responsibilities of Joint Health and Safety Committees

8 hours

During this course students will be introduced to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in British Columbia. Information will be provided detailing the requirements to implement an Occupational Health and Safety program, set up Joint Health and Safety Committees, conduct safety inspections, perform accident investigations with correct reporting, review Right to Refuse Unsafe Work legislation and implement strategies for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-011

Occupational Health and Safety in Small Business

8 hours

This course will introduce the participants to Occupational Health and Safety program requirements and provide specific employer information regarding the requirements and responsibilities for accident investigation and reporting, management of assessment and claim costs and describes the role of the WorkSafeBC officer.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-012

Preventing And Investigating Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI)

8 hours

Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) can be prevented. This course will introduce you to the causes and effects of MSI and provide you with the tools to investigate and mitigate further injury.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-013

Hazard Recognition & Control

8 hours

Hazard Recognition and Control aims at helping participants identify hazards and apply effective strategies to control them in their workplace. The course will be of interest to workers, new supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, worker health and safety representatives, and business owners or operators who wish to improve health and safety knowledge in their workplace.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-014

Preventing Workplace Violence

8 hours

In today's fast paced work atmosphere stress has become a major factor, sometimes leading to violence in the workplace. Learn to spot the signs of workplace violence before it erupts. Students will develop skills to assess for the risks of violence, identify and implement preventative procedures and design a workplace violence prevention workshop. This course would be suitable for any industry of business that wants to set up a workplace prevention program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-015

Supervisor Safety Management

8 hours

All workers are responsible for their safety on the job. Supervisory personnel have specific responsibilities and require skills to effectively ensure a safe work site. Learn the functions of the WorkSafeBC Officer, learn how to conduct risk assessment and control in the workplace; communicate effectively with your crew; perform safety inspections and perform accident investigations as part of your job responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-021

How to Reduce Your Wcb Claims Using the Health & Safety Regulations

8 hours

An 8-hour course designed for current OFA Level 1, 2 & 3 ticket holders. This course will help you become a more effective Occupational First Aid Attendant. The course will cover such topics as ASTD's, MSI's, Assessments and Documentation, Return to Work programs, Disability Prevention/Management and Blood borne Pathogens. A new course to enhance your current Occupational First Aid program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • (WCB) OFA Level 1, 2 or 3 Ticket or equivalent certification: (EMP) WorkPlace for BC Level 1, (Red Cross) Workplace Emergency First Aid, (St John's) Safety Oriented First Aid Emergency Level - Industry, (Academy of Emergency Training) Emergency First Aid - Workplace, (EMP) 76 hour Advanced Work Place Level 3 Supplement.


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WSF-022

New WCB First Aid Regulations & Risk Assessment

8 hours

This 8-hour course was developed to assist employers, health and safety committee members and safety supervisors in becoming acquainted with the new Occupational First Aid Regulations according to WCB Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). See how these new regulations may have far reaching effects on your health and safety program. Learn whom this will affect, what this will mean to your company and what is involved with risk assessment. You will learn how to maintain first aid records, perform facility audits, and how to form an effective OH & S Committee using structured practical activities. At the end of this course you will have a better understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, claims cost statements, and how to develop a working relationship with WCB.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-024

Confined Space Pre-Entry - Online

This detailed and interactive online course provides a basic understanding of confined spaces in the workplace, legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with entering them. Please note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required.


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WSF-025

Hazard Recognition & Emergency Response

8 hours

This introductory course designed to provide the tools to new forest workers to identify hazards in the field. This course also investigates the emergency response planning process and provides students with the necessary knowledge to plan for emergencies while working in isolated areas.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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WSF-026

Intro to Occup Health and Safety Guide

8 hours

This course will introduce participants to the WorkSafeBC mandate and regulations affecting practices in the workplace. Occupational Health and Safety guidelines will be explored. Various safety management systems will be investigated, safe work practices will be studied, including the BC Forest Safety Council certification of companies, and the various aspects of emergency planning and response will be investigated. Students will be introduced to the concepts surrounding dispute resolution and cultural awareness.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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