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CCOHS introduces new Yukon mine safety course

EcoLog, 4/1/2011 1:50:00 PM

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), the Yukon Mine Training Association and the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board have developed a new online course for first line supervisors in the mining and resource-related industries in the Yukon.

The Core Competencies for First Line Supervisors - Yukon Mining course will help first line supervisors:

  • follow "safeproduction" steps, which include demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the internal responsibility system, the Yukon Occupational Health and Safety Act, mining regulations, and company standards
  • identify and respond to workplace hazards, accidents, inspections, and emergencies
  • use effective communication skills to conduct meetings, organize work, and resolve conflicts
  • provide consistent team leadership, which includes evaluating worker performance, mentoring, training, conducting meetings, and reporting procedures.

Course topics include preparing for emergencies, practicing effective communication, managing work area activities, and managing employees.

While the five-hour course is designed to help first line supervisors in the Yukon obtain their Permanent First Line Supervisors Certificate, it may also be beneficial to others in the mining and exploration industries, including managers, supervisors, team leaders, and health and safety committee members.

CCOHS courses are reviewed by expert representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible. All online courses are available in English and French.

For more information, visit http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/yukon_supr/.


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