Unless appropriate locking and control procedures and training are provided, powerful tools and machines can be dangerous and even fatal to vulnerable workers.
Under Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act Employers have an important obligation to provide employees with information, guidance, and supervision in order to identify and lock electric shocks and hazards in all workplace accidents.
Workplace representatives, including some members of the Joint Health and Safety Committee, may not work directly with power tools, but they still need to understand the basic concepts of locking and the methods of producing “zero power status.” Employee Health and Safety Center Lock Awareness Training meets this training need. Now available in our virtual classrooms, this program will review relevant content, methods and tools for key operations, and effective locking policy and program content, including personnel training.
Learn the basics of locking in the WHSC Virtual Classroom
|When:||September 21, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
October 26, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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Fulfilling employer obligations
Ontario employers are governed by the Industrial Establishment Regulation (R. 851). Must comply with certain requirements To work with machine starters and electrical equipment and around electrical installations for worker protection. Employers must also develop and implement text locking procedures. Staff training is important to ensure that these are understood and followed.
To accomplish these Staff Qualifications WHSC provides a six-hour comprehensive locking program for the manufacturing sector. When participants are compliant, we can work with you to coordinate this and any of our training courses for all employees, workplace representatives and supervisors in the virtual room.
Joint Health and Safety Committees need full training to deal with locks and other critical workplace issues. We can understand this too. WHSC provides regular planned JHSC certification training in our virtual classrooms.
Still need more information?
Download the WHSC Information Line Disclosure Notice Lock-Risk Disruptions
Contact your local WHSC training service representative.
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