Safety and First Aid Seminars

LS004-KW: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Allgreen Tree Service 155 Union St. Elmira for directions call 519-669-0857
Instructor: Mike Hayes, Allgreen Tree Services
Dates: Monday November 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday November 13, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS019: Fundamentals of Fall Protection
Provincial law requires anyone working at a height of 3 m (10ft,) to have proper fall protection. This seminar introduces workers to the essentials of fall protection in Ontario and will review provincial law requirements. Topics covered also include ladder safety, guardrails, aerial equipment and more, The program also instructs attendees in the proper use and inspection of fall arrest equipment,plus hands-on exposure to the most common fall arrest equipment found on job sites in Ontario today. Note: This is not the Working from Heights program.
Note: Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including: hardhat, hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2019 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
LS033: New - Safety, Health and The Law
Safety, Health & the Law is a one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and working knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. Participants are guided through the sections in the Act using a variety of methods to increase learner engagement and improve understanding and retention of concepts including: exercises, self-assessment checklists, case study and video. Includes a comprehensive 76-page participant guide and a copy of the current Carswell Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations, Consolidated Edition.
This training solution meets the mandatory awareness training requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
*Introduction - The Law - Introduces participants to the Act and components of the 'green book'.
*Taking Responsibility - Introduces how each one of us plays a role in workplace health & safety.
*The Internal Responsibility System - Provides an overview of the interlocking duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties.
*Hazard Recognition - Identifies specific workplace hazards and regulations that apply.
*Enforcement - Explains how the Ministry of Labour enforces the Act and how to work with inspectors.
*Resources - Identifies resources that can help.
Upon Completion, Participants Will Be Able To:
*Identify why workplace health and safety is important.
*Navigate the different components of the Act and regulations.
*Recognize key definitions and duties of workplace parties.
*Identify how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate workplace hazards and review relevant regulations.
*Identify requirements for notices, reporting injuries & illnesses and keeping records.
Seminar is intended for those who are required to use the Act but are not familiar with or experienced in its application or use:
*Managers & supervisors.
*Health and safety coordinators.
*JHSC members (non-certified).
*Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

LO member price: $240.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Friday March 6, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS028: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. The seminar is designed to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader, and the key concept of due diligence. Supervisors will be able to discuss, review and act on this knowledge when they return to the workplace. This seminar has been designed to meet and exceed equivalency guidelines of the Ontario's Ministry of Labour's mandatory health and safety awareness program for supervisors.
Topics include:
* Supervisor duties as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and how these duties link with employer and worker duties.
* The rights of workers and be able to explain how supervisors support these rights
* Identify how they can contribute to making the workplace healthy and safe.
* List of sources of information about health and safety.
* Learn the importance of being a role model and leader in health and safety. This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety. Consider continuing with Landscape Ontario’s The Effective Supervisor Building Strategies for Success.
Note: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? Visit wsps.ca. LO members will receive a 10 percent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.

LO member price: $168.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Monday March 9, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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