WorkSafeNB to offer OHS fundamentals course

New course builds on joint health and safety committee training

WorkSafeNB will offer a new educational workshop called Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals (OHSF) this fall. The workshop builds on the prerequisites of the three-day Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) core training.
The course aims to provide trainers and health and safety co-ordinators with a basic working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as the basic theories underlying workplace health and safety, said Lisa Waugh, a WorkSafeNB education consultant. Waugh developed the workshop with fellow education consultant Nicole McLaughlin.

“It takes a closer look at regulations, interpretations and the basics of compensation and the Meredith Principles, and shows participants how to develop a code of practice and prepare a health and safety plan. Participants receive a certificate after successfully completing the course,” she said.

The workshop takes place over three consecutive Fridays. An English workshop is scheduled in Fredericton in October, and a French workshop takes place in Saint-Basile, N.B. the following month.

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