Health & Safety Online Courses
With webCampusPLUS Health & Safety courses, you can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to proactively identify, assess, control, and – where possible – eliminate hazardous working conditions. See below for a full list of webCampusPLUS Health & Safety courses, available to all UFCW Canada members, family members, and community partners free of charge.
Research studies have shown that you can forget up to 90 percent of what you have learned in less than a week. Other studies show that we retain half of what we have learned for 30 days. And over time, we slowly forget most of what we have learned. One effective strategy for improving memory retention is notetaking, which not only provides a written record for future reference, but also helps you better recall information simply by writing it down.
This 3-hour course will help learners identify confined space hazards and provide participants with strategies to control these hazards in the workplace.
Ergonomics: Injuries, Risk Factors & Design Principles
We bend, reach, lift, and twist every day. The injuries that can occur from these actions are some of the most frequently occurring injuries within the Canadian workforce – including musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). This course reviews how ergonomics-related injuries can occur and guides us towards a common goal of prevention.
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
What is a hazardous material? How are workers protected? How do you identify workplace hazards? GHS (the updated WHMIS) gives workers the right to know about the hazards of materials used in their workplace. All these questions and more are investigated in this fascinating course.
Health & Safety Level 1 - Part One
Workers expect to be protected while earning a living. Thus, there is a need for health and safety in the workplace – it’s what keeps us safe. This course reviews health and safety basics such as: the reporting of accidents, understanding the long-term effects of exposure, and the impact that accidents can have on workers’ lives.
Health & Safety Level 1 - Part Two
In the pursuit of a healthier and safer work environment, this course expands on Part One. You will cover topics such as: toxic substances, physical states of matter, sound and vibration, principles of control, and various pieces of legislation. When this course is complete, you will have learned that no risk is acceptable in the workplace.
Injured at Work: Know your Options
No one wants to get injured, but when it happens there are many important factors to be aware of. This course will ensure that injured workers are aware of the steps required for reporting an injury or illness and navigating an often complex system.
Mental Health Matters: Part One - The Mental Health Disconnect
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 350 million people globally living with a mental illness. With that in mind, it is highly possible that we will all interact at with someone experiencing mental illness, whether they are friends, family, coworkers, or even your boss. In this course, you will explore the definitions of mental illness and mental health, learn different types of mental illness, and read more about mental health.
Mental Health Matters: Part Two - Focus on the Workplace
In the workplace, attitudes toward mental health and mental illness make a big difference for all employees, especially for those experiencing mental health issues. There is a currently a stigma surrounding mental illness. Most often, this leads to inaccurate and hurtful stereotypes of people. The shame and isolation associated with these inaccurate assumptions prevents people from seeking the help needed to live healthy and full lives. In this course, you will further your learning of mental health by exploring the various aspects of mental illness, and the effects that it has on the lives of those experiencing it.
Reducing Injuries - Part One
Taking care of patients does not mean you have to put up with abusive behaviour. Health care workers are five times more likely to be physically assaulted than the general public. Care givers who are victims of workplace abuse must be given the same consideration as any other victim of violence, as it is not their job to put up with aggressive behaviour from difficult patients. Participants will learn that recognizing workplace violence is the first step towards assessing and controlling it.
Manual Material Handling
"How much weight can a worker safely lift?" Almost every type of work involves manual material handling (MMH) tasks that are the direct cause of a large number of injuries to workers, the most common being back injuries. MMH involves workers physically moving materials or objects by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, shoveling, or stacking. This course explores how size, shape, repetitiveness, bending, twisting, the environment, and distance all play a role in MMH injuries, and how we can re-design our health and safety practices to reduce or eliminate such injuries.
Office Biohzards: Viruses, Moulds & Bacteria
Did you know you can get sick from using your keyboard or telephone at work? Microorganisms live on many work surfaces that can make people ill. Throughout this course, we examine how microorganisms spread, the routes of entry to our bodies, how quickly they can invade the body, and the factors that make some microorganisms more of a risk than others.
Mental Health Matters: Part Three – Being the Support
After completing this course, you will have the tools to: have a meaningful conversation with someone about mental health; support a friend or loved one who is experiencing a mental health problem; and care for the caregiver.
Applying Ergonomics to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries
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