Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Health and Safety


For many years Thompson Rivers University has met the needs of the community by providing First Aid and Health and Safety training. Our commitment is to continue supplying quality instruction and to offer a variety of courses which address the need of our community. Please call 250.392.8010 to register or for more information. At TRU - Williams Lake Campus we offer the following Health and Safety courses:



ATV Safety Training • XOCH 0940

The ATV Safety course is a hands-on course, with particular emphasis on the safety implications relating to each lesson. The curriculum will cover protective gear, environmental concerns, local laws and safety techniques. The hands-on training includes pre-ride inspections, starting and stopping, turning (gradual and quick), hills (stopping, turning around and traversing), emergency stopping and swerving and riding over obstacles. Specific topics introduced are operator pre-trip inspection, use of personal protective apparel, operating skills according to the ATV manufacturer’s instruction, basic mechanical requirements, and loading and unloading of the vehicle. Students will be required to provide the following equipment:

  1. ATV (in good working condition. ATVs must be safety approved, no lift kits, no carrying boxes, etc. if in doubt, please contact Continuing Studies at 392-8010
  2. CSA approved helmet
  3. Gloves
  4. Long sleeved shirt
  5. Full length shirt
  6. Full length pants
  7. Boots (work or hiking, no runners)
  8. Lunch/snacks

Prerequisites:

Must be 16 years of age and older.

Please contact 250.392.8010 to add your name to our interest list for upcoming course information. 


Confined Space • XWRK 0880

Personnel who enter confined spaces using the Permit Entry procedure must receive training. This 1 day course covers:

  • Requirements and conditions for permitted entry
  • Hazard recognition
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Entry procedures and precautions
  • Recognition of warning signs, symptoms of exposure and detection of prohibited conditions
  • Evacuation requirements
  • Emergency and non-entry rescue methods, and procedures for calling rescue services
  • Additional hazards that may be faced during entry, information on symptoms and consequences of exposure
  • Possible behavioral effects of hazard exposure on authorized entrants.

Fee: $245

Date:
Oct 28, 2017
Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) • XCRP 0800

The Construction Safety Training System (CST-09) is a web-based program designed to provide a solid base of knowledge about workplace safety. After registering and receiving your login information students can take the course from any computer witn an Internet connection. The 15 modules each of which contains a study session, review, and test explore various aspects of a construction jobsite, with an emphasis on being aware of common hazards and how to avoid them. Students move through the modules at their own pace, testing their knowledge of the content through interactive question-and-answer scenarios.

Fee: $95
Dates: Continual Intake, please call 250.392.8010 for more information or

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Detection and Control of Hazardous Substances • XWRK 0862

Gain an understanding on how to safely monitor, assess hazards and control flammable substances through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. This course is ideal for individuals who may need to undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace while working in the oil and gas indsutry. ENFORM certification to be presented upon successful practical skills and written examination, which is valid for three years.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


ENFORM Chainsaw Safety Training • XOCH 0910

This 3-day ENFORM (formerly PITS) certified course is Level 1 - chainsaw Basics. It covers instruction in personal and worksite safety; hazard assessment and control; chainsaw inspectiona nd maintenance; chainsaw handling and operations; and safe limbing and bucking practices.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Fall Restraint with Ladder Safety PLUS • XOCH 0522

Even a low elevation fall can result in injury! Keep safe by utilizing proper fall restraint and protection equipment. Learn to identify a location's fall hazards posed by falling objects, establish methods through which the hazards can be controlled, develop a rescue procedure and more. Along with in-class theory, you will have an opportunity for hands-on practice: put on the fall restraint/protection equipment, utilize the correct knots, practice ladder safety and more. Successful students will receive certification for Fall Protection and Ladder Safety PLUS.

Fee: $210

Date:
Oct 21, 2017
Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm

Foodsafe – Level I • XOCH 0850

Do you want to work in the food industry? Are you currently working in the food industry but desire a greater understanding of safe food handling practices?

This sanitation program is appropriate for food handlers, kitchen staff and dining room attendants. You will learn about the purchase and storage of potentially hazardous foods, personal hygiene, the causes of food borne diseases and maintaining a sanitary food service operation.
 
Fee: $115 (includes book & exam)

Dates: (choose only one)

Aug 26, 2017   Saturday    8 am - 5 pm

Sep 23, 2017   Saturday   8 am - 5 pm

Oct 20, 2017   Friday   8 am - 5 pm

Nov 25, 2017   Saturday   8 am - 5 pm

Please call 250.392.8010 for more information or

Register Online for Continuing Studies Courses

 



Forklift / Lift Truck Safety Plus • XDRV 0500

This is a basic training program in SAFETY and operations of lift trucks/ forklifts. Operations, safety and a drivers test are combined into an 8-hour session, which systematically provides students with academic training and driving skills to the CSA Standard B335-94 Industrial Lift Truck Operator Training.

Acquire forklift-driving skills to the CSA standards industrial lift truck operator training. The combined in class theory and hands-on practice provide opportunity for you to learn basic safety operations, equipment safety checks, how to operate actual equipment andmore. Successful students will receive certification for forklift/lift truck operation safety plus. Please note, you will be required to drive a forklift, load and unload materials and navigate through an obstacle course in a safe manner under supervision of the instructor. Steel-toed boots and picture ID are required.

Fee: $185 (textbook included)

Dates:
Oct 13 & 14, 2017
Friday: 5 - 9:30 pm and Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm

 



Ground Disturbance • XWRK 0590

This course is designed for planners, managers, and employees who are or will be required to develop, plan and implement any kind of ground disturbance. Topics presented are as follows: identifying what ground disturbance is; what permits are required; how to locate and identify underground facilities; regulations associated with ground disturbance; safety requirements; and how to limit the impact on the environment.

Students must bring Picture ID to class.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.



H2S Alive (Sour Gas Training) • XWRK 0860

This 1 day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate self-contained breathing apparatus, a detector tube device, and perform rescue breathing on a mannequin. An industry standard certificate, valid for 3 years, is issued upon completion of a written examination and demonstration of the required skills. Please dress casually.

Students must bring Picture ID to class.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training • XOCH 0700

A joint occupational health and safety committee is made up of workers and employers working together to identify health and safety problems in the workplace. Each member of a joint committee is entitled to 8 hours annual educational leave to attend occupational health and safety training courses conducted by or with the approval of WorkSafeBC. This course will meet the WSBC requirements for that 7-hour training.

Fee: $250

Date:
Oct 16, 2017
Monday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 


Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training – Inspections/Incident Investigations • XOCH 0700

This course explores the major types and purposes of OH&S inspections and investigations, and identifies responsible parties.  Effective methods will be explained and relevant documentation will be developed. Legal requirements for investigations will be discussed along with basic accident causes and contributing factors. An opportunity to conduct an inspection and investigation scenario are included.

Fee: $250

Date:
Oct 17, 2017
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Petroleum Safety Training (PST) • XENV 0530

ENFORM has designed and produced this safety training program for workers in the petroleum industry. This comprehensive program includes a WHMIS certificate as well as specialized lessons in four sectors of the oil industry. Learners need only take one of the optional lessons which pertains to their sector. PST meets all the requirements of IRP Vol. 176 Basic Industry Safety Orientation. After completing each lesson, learners are challenged with a short competency test. Total running time of the program is approximately 5 hours.

Fee: $95
Dates: Continual intake.  Call 250-392-8010 to register or

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Skidsteer Training • XDRV 0010

Our workplace integrated Skid-Steer Loader Operator training program has been designed for those with an occupational requirement to be trained to safely undertake work activities that involve the operation of a Skid-Steer Loader. This training program is for any employee who may be expected to complete work-related tasks that expose them to danger when working on or around Skid-Steer Loader.  The program teaches the information every employee needs to know in order to avoid accidental exposure when performing work related tasks. This program will also create an understanding of the statutory requirements of the federal COHS, Provincial and Territorial OH&S legislations. The program is designed to protect the health and safety of workers at the jobsite, developed in accordance with the requirements of the OH&S, CSA, and COHS regulations.

Prequisites: Students are required to wear Steel Toed boots and bring picture ID.  Must be 16 years of age.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Snowmobile Training • XOCH 0940

The Snowmobile Training course is a hands-on cours with particular emphasis on safety. The curriculum will cover protective gear, environmental concerns, local laws and safety techniques. The hands-on training specific topics including pre-trip inspections, use of personal protective apparel, operating skills, basic mechanical requirements, and loading and unloading of the vehicle. Students will be required to provide: snowmobile in good working condition; CSA approvied helmet; winter clothing and boots; lunch/snacks.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Traffic Control Certification • XFLG 0610

This 16-hour comprehensive traffic control program conforms to the applicable specifications of the Traffic Control Manual For Work On Roadways and the Traffic Control Person (TCP) Training Manual with emphasis on WorkSafeBC’s Industrial Health and Safety Regulations. The course format consists of theory combined with a practical application session. Content coverage includes the fundamental principles and the elements of a traffic control (work) zone, TCP responsibilities, WorkSafeBC hand signals, safety issues, as well as discussions regarding special traffic control situations. Successful course participants will receive a TCP Certificate, which is valid for three years.

Students must bring steel-toed boots and Picture ID to class.
 
Fee: $310

Oct 14 & 15, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please call 250.392.8010 for more information or

Register Online for Continuing Studies Courses


Transportation of Dangerous Goods • XDRV 0620

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods course was developed in order to protect the public from the dangers of transportation accidents involving dangerous goods - by truck, train, ship or aircraft.

Formal ‘in-class’ training is offered to ensure the provision of information to people who handle, offer to transport dangerous goods, or who respond to transportation emergencies involving dangerous goods.

With the use of video presentations, the Driver’s Hand-book, and the Dangerous Goods Act, the instructor will guide you through the proper procedure for identification, inspection and transportation of these dangerous substances.

A must for shippers, receivers, warehouse persons, and especially those engaged in the transport of dangerous goods.

Note: Changes in regulations state that training certificates must be signed by the employee and employer.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.



WHMIS • XOCH 0860 NEW Curriculum

In this 3.5-hour course, students receive an overview of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and the integrated changes when WHMIS was included with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The course includes safe work procedures which will cover handling, storing and disposing of controlled products.

Fee: $60 (textbook included)

Date:
Oct 24, 2017
Tuesday, 6 - 9:30 pm