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Orientation on Health and Safety for New Agricultural Workers

Orientation on Health and Safety for New Agricultural Workers

This two-part course provides a general introduction to occupational H&S for new agricultural worker.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Price per person: $49.00

Overview

Agricultural operations include a wide range of situations, from farms to animal husbandry. Every agricultural operation is a workplace, and every workplace has hazards. This two-part course provides a general introduction to occupational health and safety for new agricultural workers.

Learn how to work safely, recognize workplace hazards and the basic elements of an occupational health and safety program.

New workers include:

  • People of all ages who are starting a new job
  • Young workers under the age of 25
  • People transferred from other parts of the organization
  • Those whose workplace processes and hazards have changed

Participants will gain knowledge of workers' rights that are protected by health and safety legislation, understand the role of health and safety programs within a workplace, and learn how to identify job-related hazards and how to work safely.

This course also provides guidance on hazards that are common to agricultural operations: working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals. This course is highly interactive. Pop-ups, external links, review questions, and activities are used to apply learning throughout.

There is a self-assessment quiz to test understanding of the material at the end of Part 1. At the end of Part 2, those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

What topics will be covered?
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  • Recognizing workplace hazards
  • Occupational health and safety law
  • General approaches to working safely
  • Working safely - specific hazards
  • Preparing for emergencies
  • Who to ask for help
What are the benefits?
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  • Explain the three fundamental rights of workers in health and safety legislation
  • Describe the general duties of employers and workers
  • List the six basic types of workplace hazards
  • Understand how workplace hazards are controlled and steps you can take to protect yourself
  • Recognize the basic elements of an occupational health and safety program
  • Know who to ask for help with health and safety matters

This course is divided into two parts. Average time to complete this course is about 90 minutes.

Funding for this e-course was provided by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

Who is this recommended for?
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This course is suitable for workers in all agricultural organizations of all sizes.

What are the prerequisites?
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None

How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

Also available in French.

This course is also available in French

Item Number: AGORI-P0540EN

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

©Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. All rights Reserved. E-Course description and content provided by CCOHS under license with WSPS. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution strictly prohibited.