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Health and Safety with Mike Goodyear
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Oxford Station, ONTARIO
Health and Safety
Working safely while building, routing or maintaining trails is one of the most important skill sets one should be aware of when involved in trail development. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act govern all aspects of workplace safety for volunteers and professionals. This course will provide participants with an overview of the requirements under this legislation as well general knowledge of working safely on trails.
Course Objective: The objective of this module is to impart participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a safe work environment and safely use a variety of tools commonly used in trail construction and maintenance.
1. Acquire training in essential health and safety skills to ensure safe practises in trail construction. Such topics as the following should be included: how to assess site conditions and establish a safe work area, proper use of hand and power tools, evaluate and monitor weather conditions, maintain safe working distances, use of protective clothing and gear, proper maintenance of tolls and equipment, individual and organizational obligations under the Ontario Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
2. Any special requirements that may be applicable under the Accessibility for All Ontarians Act.