Fall 2016 H&S/WSIB SCHOOL @ PICTON
November 15th/16th to 20th, 2016
School Registration Information
REGISTER ONLINE HERE For the Fall School
In the spirit of ensuring we will continue to have healthy and safe workplaces for generations to come, this Fall School we will be offering $100 scholarships for the first 10 Young Workers (30 and under) who enroll with a paid registration in entry level courses (WHSC Level 1, and OFL/ODRT Level 1 and 2). Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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1. WHSC Level 1 Basic Occupational Health & Safety Awareness.
2. WHSC Level 2 Committees Provincial You must hold a Level 1 certificate to enroll
3. *New* MHCC Mental Health First Aid Certification and Violence Prevention in the Workplace No prerequisite to register 36 hours
4. OFL-ODRT WSIB Program Level 1 & 2 No prerequisite to register
5. OFL-ODRT Level 6 – Occupational Disease Pre-requisites are Level I, II, III, and V or equivalent 36 hours
6. OFL-ODRT Level 5 - Medical Orientationn Pre-requisites are Level I and II ODRT courses
Fall 2016 Wednesday November 16th - Sunday November 20th *except Course #3 and #5, which run from Tuesday, November 15th – Sunday, November 20th
Course # 1 – WHSC Level 1 Health & Safety (Provincial & Federal)
Level I embrace’s an entire gamut of health and safety issues by focussing on hazard recognition and the rights and responsibilities of the workplace parties, as prescribed by existing legislation. This 30-hour core program consists of seven modules that identify the respective roles of the workplace parties - management, government and labour regarding health and safety; explains current health and safety legislation, provincial or federal; discusses how the body functions and the damaging effect hazards have on it; features carcinogens, and how to recognize them and toxic substances, as well as their sources.
Course # 2 – Level II Health & Safety Committees (Provincial)
Graduates of Level 2 Committees program will be better equipped to ensure meaningful worker participation and full employer responsibility for the identification and elimination of workplace hazards. Building on knowledge gained in Level 1 labour education program this advanced level training program is jam-packed with participant discussions, skill developing exercises and practical tools worker Safety and Health Committee members need to carry out their considerable roles and responsibilities. . (Prerequisites WHSC Level 1)
Course # 3 –Mental Health First Aid Certification, and Violence Prevention in the Workplace *Note: This Course begins Tuesday, March 29th through to Sunday, April 3rd
This program consists of 2 parts: one part is a full 2-day, intensive Mental Health First Aid Certification. Participants will be certified with their Mental Health First Aid by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Participants will discuss substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders. Crisis first aid skills for the following situations will be learned: substance overdose, suicidal behaviour, panic attacks, acute stress reactions, psychotic episodes. The second part of the program will address Violence Prevention in the Workplace. This portion will strengthen the capacity of Union representatives to challenge bullying and harassment/violence, and promote a respectful workplace. It will review existing laws and legal decisions – their limits and possibilities as tools, Bullying and psychological harassment as part of a spectrum of violence. (No perquisite needed)
Course # 4 – OFL-ODRT WCB Program Level 1 & 2 (Entry level OFL-ODRT Essential Training)
WSIB Rights & Obligations (Level 1) an introductory course that provides an overview of Ontario's compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined. Participants will review the statutory obligations of both workers and employers mandated by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. They will also learn what rights are provided by the legislation. Also included will be a review of Early and Safe Return to Work, the re-employment obligation and insight into the operations of the WSIB. Hands on experience interpreting and completing Board forms are included.
WSIB Benefits & Representation (Level 2) this course provides participants with the knowledge of the benefits and services available and how to properly conduct themselves as representatives in the workers’ compensation system. Benefits and services will be explained in detail, including NEL, FEL, LOE, LMR and PPD. Legislative and policy changes including Bills 162, 165, 15 and 99 will be discussed. Participants will gain an appreciation of the Board’s Service Delivery Model which will foster better interaction techniques. Participants will learn how to examine claim files and master the art of communication with physicians and Board staff. Hands on experience will be received through a series of exercises using a Board file.Course #5 – ODRT-OFL Level 6 – Occupational Disease *Note this course begins on Tuesday, November 15th*
This 36 hour course is designed for experienced compensation representatives, this program will provide participants with a detailed knowledge of how to argue occupational disease claims. The course explores a wide range of specific diseases explaining the pathology, diagnostic tests and provides details on what criteria must be satisfied to have the specific issue allowed at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) or the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). The course also provides a detailed explanation of epidemiology, legal principles, examining expert witnesses and survivor benefits. This course is an advanced level training that builds on the skills of participants who have completed both the Appeals and Dispute Resolution and Medical Orientation courses.Pre-requisites are Level I, II, and III plus Level V ODRT courses or equivalency.
Course # 6 – ODRT-OFL Level 5 - Medical Orientation
This 30 hour WSIB Medical Orientation course is a comprehensive program designed to break down the barrier of communicating in 'medicalese". It will enable participants to understand the contents of medical reports and apply them to resolve entitlement issues in the workers’ compensation scheme. Specific work related injuries will be discussed with an in-depth look at how to prove a causal relationship. Participants will be taught how Non Economic Loss (NEL) assessments are performed and calculated. Participants will use mock medical reports and a series of exercises throughout the course to test their knowledge of skills learned. Pre-requisites are Level I and II plus either Level III or Level IV ODRT courses or equivalency.
Read a more detailed description of each ODRT program on the ODRT website- http://www.odrt.ca/courses