Eastern Ontario Labour Education

Kingston & District Labour Council
Eastern Ontario H&S/WCB Labour School


April 3 or 4 through to April 8th, 2018 


 School Registration Information

  REGISTER ONLINE HERE  For the Spring 2018 School

In the spirit of ensuring we will continue to have healthy and safe workplaces for generations to come, this Spring School we will again 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, or Prevention Link (ODRT) Level 1 and 2). Please contact us at kdlceducation@gmail.com for more information.

 Contact us:       kdlceducation@gmail.com

Spring 2018 Course Offerings:

COURSES OFFERED (all 30 Hours except where noted):               
1.  WHSC Level 1 Basic Occupational Health & Safety Awareness No prerequisite
2.  WHSC Level 2 Law (Provincial) You must hold a Level 1 certificate to enroll        
3. WHSC Composite – Enhancing Skills and Certification Refresher Recommended you hold a Level 1 certificate to enroll        

4.  Prevention Link WSIB Level 1 & 2 No prerequisite to register

5. *New updated course* Prevention Link Level 4, Return to Work Prerequisites: Level 1, and 2
6.  MHCC Mental Health First Aid Certification and Violence Prevention in the Workplace No prereq

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Spring 2018 3 or 4 April to 8 April, 2018


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 Law (Provincial)


This program has been updated to include major amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which include: requirements for more than 30,000 Joint Health and Safety Committees to be established in workplaces previously exempt under the Act; the creation of "certified members" and the right to stop work under certain conditions; and the creation of the bipartite Workplace Health and Safety Agency. Participants are offered a complete program discussing the health and safety legislation governing their workplace. The Act covers the majority of workers in virtually every type of industry in the province. (Prerequisites WHSC Level 1)


Course # 3 – WHSC – Enhancing Skills and Certification Refresher *New Composite*

CERT Refresher (12hrs), Appeals (6hrs), Documentation (3hrs), GH WHMIS (3hrs), Stress Prevention(3hrs)

Certification Refresher where new or amended health and safety laws, standards and guidelines are reviewed along with current research, prevention resources, and recent legal decisions. The program further affords participants the opportunity to share and discuss current or emerging issues, plus best practices fro hazard elimination and control. Documenting Health and Safety – Do you struggle to create good and organized records? This program covers the what, when, and how of documentation. Appeals (Provincial) – how to evaluate MOL inspector decisions and order and investigate the merits of contacting the union to file an appeal in a timely manner.  (Recommended that participants hold a Level 1)


Course # 4 – *New Material*OFL - Prevention Link (ODRT) WSIB Level 1 & 2 (Entry level Essentials)

WSIB Rights & Obligations (Level 1) The first of six core certification courses offered within Prevention Link’s disability prevention curriculum, this introductory course begins by exploring the history of the worker’s compensation system in Ontario and the development of legislation and the general principles of the system. Participants learn: the basics of a disability prevention framework; how the WSIB determines whether an injury is compensable; about some workplace injuries and occupational illnesses; and explore how to properly file a claim, including the applicable timelines. Worker and Employer obligations are covered as well as roles and responsibilities with respect to work reintegration. Participants will discuss how to effectively implement the new skills and gain access to additional resources. WSIB Benefits & Representation (Level 2) in this course, participants learn: the significance of legislation (OHSA and WSIA), regulations and policy, including changes to the legislation and the effects these changes have had on benefits; and the benefits available under the WSIA in the three different eras, including PT, TT, FEL, NEL, and LOE. Participants further learn about funding, including: which employers are covered; optional insurance; how the system is funded; how incentive programs work; and experience rating work and when claim costs can be transferred. Participants will also learn how to make a case plan for a successful outcome and different types of evidence to use. The organization of a Board file is presented and participants will explore how to effectively review a file. Visit Prevention Link’s website for more information at www.preventionlink.ca  



Course #5 – *New Material* OFL-Prevention Link (ODRT) Level 4, Return to Work (Prereq: Level 1 and 2) *Note: This Course begins Tuesday, April 3rd through to Sunday, April 8th, 2018


This course is designed for participants who will or already work in assisting injured workers through a therapeutic work reintegration (WR). Through the exploration of leading research, participants explore: the principles of good WR practices and the Duty to Accommodate; barriers to successful WR with a focus on attitudinal barriers and their elimination using the social model of disability and therapeutic return to work (RTW) principle; an in-depth comparison between older methods of disability management and the new progressive disability prevention model; the paradigm shift from management to prevention; and the roles of the parties involved (employer, injured worker, injured worker representative, and H&S representative). The Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and RTW are discussed with a comparison of WSIB and OHRC Obligations. Visit Prevention Link’s website for more information at www.preventionlink.ca


Course # 6 –  Mental Health First Aid Certification, and Violence Prevention in the Workplace *Note: This Course begins Tuesday, April 3rd through to Sunday, April 8th, 2018

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 all forms of violence in the workplace (both provincial and federal), and promote a respectful workplace. It will explore the 13 psychosocial factors, and existing laws and their limits and possibilities as tools. (No prerequisite needed)