TORONTO, ON - April 15, 2009 - IAPA will be officially offering eight health and safety e-courses as part of a new partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The launch of these e-courses will take place at Health & Safety Canada 2009 on Monday, April 20 at 1:15 p.m. at the IAPA booth on the trade show floor.
The e-courses will provide employers and employees convenient, high-quality, web-based awareness training at a low-cost that can be completed anytime, anywhere. The e-courses, delivered via the web, are user-friendly, with features such as a printable notepad, bookmarking, links to supplementary resources, and easy navigation to any section of a course.
“Many companies have told us that they prefer e-learning as a way to train their staff, managers, and supervisors – and we’ve responded,” said Maureen Shaw, President and CEO, IAPA. “Employees are trained in a consistent, timely, and effective way – and that means healthier and safer workplaces.”
Available from the IAPA website www.iapa.ca/ecourse the initial series of e-courses include:
Contractor Health and Safety in Ontario Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors in Ontario Joint Health and Safety Committees in Ontario Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips in Ontario WHMIS for Managers and Supervisors in Ontario Canada Labour Code Part II: An Overview Federal Hazard Prevention Program Health and Safety Committees in the Canadian Federal Jurisdiction
In addition, a complimentary e-course on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is now available from CCOHS. Designed to promote awareness of this important issue, the course allows learners and employers to sample a demonstration of this new learning initiative free of charge. To access, go to http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/msd_awareness/ or to www.iapa.ca/ecourse.
Key benefits of e-learning include: Higher retention and faster learning Self-paced learning Anywhere, anytime scheduling Less intimidating than classroom courses Significant cost savings Uniformity of course content Easy tracking
Health & Safety Canada 2009 is the largest event of its kind and the focal point of Canada’s health and safety community. Through its theme – Imagine. Innovate. Inspire. – IAPA’s 92nd annual event takes a dynamic, forward-thinking approach to health and safety challenges facing today’s evolving workplaces and explores the building blocks needed to achieve positive change.
The conference includes three days of celebrated keynote speakers, leading edge sessions, workshops, and professional development courses. Two trade shows and one feature area covering over 200,000 square feet and 500 exhibitors will run during the first two days of conference, April 20 - 21, 2009. In addition, two special forums will focus on two influentially diverse topics: the DNA of a winning culture through the Leadership Summit and mental health in the workplace through the Forum on Mental Health.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Edye Rome, Edye Rome Communication Services
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario is Canada's national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health and safety programs and the prevention of injury and illness. CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society. Visit us at www.ccohs.ca.
IAPA is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization operating in Ontario since 1917. Representing approximately 50,000 member firms and more than 1.5 million Ontario workers, IAPA is Canada’s leader in workplace health, safety, and employee well-being. IAPA is focused on providing industry-leading training, consulting, educational products, and informational services that meet our members’ needs and the needs of those in their communities. IAPA is also recognized as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Occupational Health and an International Labour Organization – CIS Collaborating Centre. IAPA is ISO 9001 certified, has been awarded the NQI PEP® Level 4 for Quality Certificate, and the Canada Awards for Excellence Gold Trophy Awards for both Quality and Healthy Workplace. For more information on IAPA’s programs, products, services, and awards programs, visit IAPA’s website at www.iapa.ca.