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Thompson Rivers University

Health & Safety


In 2015, WHMIS was updated to align Canada’s system with the US and other major trading partners. WHMIS 1988 is being phased out and by Dec. 1, 2018, only the new WHMIS 2015 will be used. Get updated!

Fee: $100

Transportation of Dangerous Goods • XDRV 0620
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods course was developed to protect the public from accidents involving dangerous goods. The instructor guides you through the proper procedure for identification, inspection and transportation of these dangerous
substances. A must for shippers, receivers, warehouse personnel and especially those who transport dangerous goods.

Fee: $100

FOODSAFE Level 1 • XOCH 0850
This program is appropriate for food handlers, kitchen staff and dining room attendants. Course content includes the purchase and storage of potentially hazardous foods, personal hygiene, the causes of food borne diseases, and maintaining a sanitary food service operation.

Fee: $150

Traffic Control Certification • XFLG 0610
The BCCSA is the WorkSafeBC-approved certifier of all high-risk traffic control persons in BC. This two day standardized course for Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) consists of classroom and practical training. Upon successful completion a three-year record of completion will be issued.
Requirements: CSA safety-toed boots.
Fee: $350

Traffic Control Re-qualification

TCPs whose three year record of completion is about to expire must successfully complete the requalification process.The new Traffic Management Manual takes effect December 1, 2019 and the BCCSA needs to educate TCPs who are re-qualifying on the new standards. The 1-day re-qualification course will emphasize safe work practices and further safety in the (high hazard) traffic control industry.The new 1-day re-qualification course will be mandatory starting on January 1st, 2019. All TCPs in the province of BC will be required to take the 1 day re-qualification course in order to renew their TCP certificate. The option to take the 2 day training course instead of the 1 day refresher will also be available.

Fee: $160

Confined Space • XWRK 0880
Personnel who enter confined spaces using the permit entry procedure must receive training. This operational course covers requirements and conditions for permitted entry; hazard recognition; use of personal protective equipment; entry procedures and precautions and much more.

Prerequisites: Fall Protection certification strongly recommended.
Fee: $300

Fall Restraint/Fall Protection (OSSA) • XOCH 0520
The essential elements of this industrial safety program include identifying the location’s fall hazards posed by falling objects, establishing the methods through which the hazards will be controlled, developing a rescue procedure, training in the use of fall protection equipment and compliance with the location’s work policies and rescue procedures, and equipment maintenance.

Fee: $300

H2S Alive—Sour Gas Training • XWRK 0860
This one-day operational course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). You will be required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus, a detector tube device and perform rescue breathing on a mannequin.

Fee: $300

XFOR 0980 -  Fire Suppression S100/185 

 This two-day course includes an introduction to fire behavior, entrapment (S-185), suppression, tools and equipment, fire line safety, water delivery systems, and WHIMS, as well as a practical portion and exam. Students must demonstrate safe working skills, proper care, proper use of equipment, and the ability to physically complete field exercises. 


-Eye protection
-Hearing protection
-Leather work gloves
-Steel-toed work boots
-Suitable work clothing, preferably (but not mandatory) natural fibers and flame-resistant pants and long-sleeved shirt and coveralls
-Rain jacket and other weather-appropriate clothing
-Picture ID
-Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the field location ( location TBD)

Dates: April 22/23, 2024
Times: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $415

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