Every employer has the legal responsibility to inform employees of hazards in the workplace and to provide appropriate training. RiskCheck offers a full range of cost-effective online Canadian health and safety courses to meet your training needs, with most courses are available in both English and French
Please note that the courses listed below are based on federal legislation, and are not province specific.
Courses marked with (*) are available in both English and French
Learn how to investigate workplace accidents and incidents to find root causes and prevent similar occurrences. Key topics include: legal requirements, building a team, preparation, how to conduct an investigation (gather evidence, interview, analyze the facts), and making effective recommendations.
Asbestos is a serious workplace and health issue. In this module we look at how to define asbestos and where it can be found, including different asbestos uses. We also examine the health concerns and how to evaluate exposure to asbestos. Finally, we review the legislation concerning asbestos and provide an overview of encapsulation.
This course explains the physiology of the back and presents common types and causes of back injuries. It also describes injury prevention, safety practices, basic back exercises, and proper lifting techniques.
Confined Space Awareness Training*
Everyone who works in confined spaces must be trained to recognize hazards, work safely, and know what to do in an emergency. The three parts of this course cover essential topics such as air testing, ventilation, confined space permits, personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency planning. Practical worksite training and drills to familiarize workers with the equipment and procedures they will use for safe work in confined spaces should follow the e‐course.
Contractor Health and Safety*
Owners, employers and contractors must each be clear about their health and safety responsibilities when contracting work. This course provides a framework to help fulfill these responsibilities and to get the contracted work done safely by outlining how to incorporate health and safety aspects into your contracts, from start to finish.
Learn about electrical hazards in the workplace and how to prevent accidents, injuries and fires. Topics include: the basics of electricity, recognizing electrical hazards, safe use of equipment and power tools, extension cords, and proper use of fuses and other preventive devices.
Electrical Safety Training Systems (Arc Flash)
This course focuses on Workplace Electrical Safety and the effective management of the electrical hazards of arc flash and shock. It applies content from CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard to allow you to identify and manage arc flash and shock hazards.
Fall Prevention and Fall Arrest*
Falls account for a large number of serious construction injuries and accidental deaths. Fall prevention and fall protection control measures can greatly reduce the risk of injury or death. This module will provide guidelines for identifying fall hazards, using fall protection controls, and distinguish between fall restricting and fall arrest devices.
Fire Safety: The Basics*
Learn the basics of fire safety at your workplace to find out fire hazards, take controls, follow prevention practices and correct use of fire extinguishers. Key topics include: causes of fires, fire prevention practices, evacuation plan, combatting fires and fire‐related injuries.
Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors
This course explains your role and duties as a supervisor regarding health and safety at the workplace, why it is important to know what Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations require, and outlines how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate hazards to keep your workers safe.
Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers
This course explains your rights and responsibilities as a worker on the job in Ontario, and what the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires from workers, supervisors and employers.
Learn how to work safely with ladders in the workplace. Topics include: choosing the correct ladder, pre‐use inspection, setting up the ladder, working safely on the ladder, and proper storage and maintenance.
Lockout saves lives. Learn how lockout is used to control hazardous energies in the workplace. The course explains the various types of hazardous energies, such as electrical, mechanical and pneumatic. It outlines procedures to ensure that workers will be safe when cleaning, repairing, maintaining, and installing powered equipment. Topics include the types of lockout and basics of a lockout program.
Mould can be a serious workplace issue and can be hazardous to our health. In this module we define moulds, examine the health effects of mould exposure, review the duties of employers under current legislation, and outline methods of mould prevention and control.
Office Health and Safety*
Learn about hazards to health and safety in the office and how to prevent them. Topics include: ergonomics, lighting, stress, indoor air quality, safety issues (e.g. slips, trips and falls, safe lifting, and equipment hazards), chemical hazards, electrical safety, and fire prevention.
Personal Protective Equipment: The Basics*
Learn the basics about the common types of personal protective equipment (PPE) used to help minimize exposure to many workplace hazards. Identify what PPE can and cannot do. The course covers common PPE such as hard hats, safety glasses, safety shoes and chemical protective clothing. Topics include the basics of selection, fit, care and use of PPE.
Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips*
Falls from slips and trips are common workplace injuries, which may cause serious injuries and disabilities. Workers, managers, supervisors and committees will gain practical information, case studies and tips to help understand the causes of falls and take preventive measures.
Preventing Hearing Loss from Workplace Noise*
Noise hazards occur in many jobs and workplaces and can lead to serious disability. This course explains how noise affects hearing and how to recognize noise hazards at work. Technical terms and concepts and the requirements of Canadian noise regulations are clearly explained. Practical and effective measures to prevent hearing loss, and other features of a hearing conservation program are outlined.
Safety Attitudes and Actions
Have you ever thought about just how safe your work area is? Do you know about the hazards at your work site? Are you sure that all proper precautions are being take? A single accident can be devastating, That is where Safety Audits come in. They help you make sure that you are doing everything possible to ensure worker safety.
Safety in Bloodborne Pathogens for Employees
Exposure to bloodborne diseases is a serious concern today. In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a regulation dealing with bloodborne pathogens‐the disease‐causing microorganisms found in human blood components and products. This course will show you how exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs so that you can help protect yourself and others.
Violence in the Workplace: Recognize the Risk and Take Action*
Wherever people interact at work there is a potential for violence. This course helps workers, frontline supervisors, and others to develop a clear understanding of what workplace violence is, the consequences of workplace violence and preventive measures that can be taken. Recognized risk factors and appropriate responses to incidents of workplace violence are highlighted.
WHMIS 2015 for Workers*
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This course familiarizes you with WHMIS 2015 and how it will be used in workplaces.
WHMIS 2015 for Workers - Retake
The workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This course familiarizes you with WHMIS 2015 and how it will be used in workplaces.
The course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) in partnership with the Health Canada.
Working at Heights*
Working at heights is a common activity, but it can pose serious hazards. Protect your workers by managing the risks of working at heights. Learn to assess and control hazards related to working at heights, including fall prevention and fall protection. Key topics include fall prevention techniques, emergency preparedness, and safe use of ladders, scaffolds, lifts and platforms. This introductory course should be supplemented by further instruction and hands‐on training that is specific to the job.