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Workplace Hazards: Identification, Assessment and Control (E-learning)

Program Description

Workplace Hazards: Identification, Assessment and Control is designed for workplaces that must adhere to provincial/territorial occupational health and safety (OHS) laws and regulations. The course describes workplace hazards, the health and safety risks posed by those hazards, and the step-by-step process which must be followed in order to identify, assess and control hazards in the workplace.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Know that identifying and dealing with workplace hazards is required by law
  • Define the terms workplace hazard, health hazard, safety hazard, adverse health effect and risk
  • Identify and explain the steps involved in the workplace risk assessment process
  • Understand “the hierarchy of control” as it applies to workplace hazards
  • Define and differentiate between engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE
  • Recognize the importance of risk assessment monitoring and review
  • List the required written documentation pertaining to the risk assessment process

Evaluation Process

At the end of the course, participants must complete a multiple choice test. Participants that do not achieve 100% can review the course content and re-take the test until the desired result (100%) is achieved. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each testing experience unique.

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.


Course Duration

This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and return to resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the course will take 1–2 hours to complete.


Who Should Take the Course?

This course is appropriate for all members of the workplace, including employers, managers, supervisors and workers.


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