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Training and Learning

Workplace Inspections can be tricky. Why not learning from a pro?


Need a little more hands-on help? Need to be shown in person how to do an accident/incident investigation, workplace inspection, etc.? We all get value from a little one-on-one support.


Dunk & Associates is pleased to offer on-site training as part of our consulting services.


Hands-on learning when you need it


We will send an experienced and knowledgeable professional to your workplace to perform the necessary on-site training. After completing the training, a certificate of participation will be provided to all participants and a record of attendance provided for your business.


All participants receive a certificate of participation

Dunk & Associates is pleased to offer some of the following on-site training courses:


It is necessary to examine underlying factors in a chain of events that lead to an accident. An investigation should be conducted by someone experienced in accident causation, experienced in investigative techniques, fully knowledgeable of the work processes, procedures, persons, and environment of a particular situation. Let us teach you how to effectively perform accident/incident investigations to identify root cause and prevent re-occurrence.


Who Should Attend: Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Reps., Committee Members


This Confined Spaces Awareness course will guide you through aspects of working in a confined space, including entry and exit, safe work and rescue procedures, and the knowledge required to understand confined spaces so that work can be planned and safely carried out.


Who Should Attend: All workers (new and existing) operating in/around a confined space, Foremen


Machine and equipment hazards can result in injuries, amputations and death. This course will assist managers, supervisors, and operators in carrying out their responsibilities for ensuring safety through hazard identification and evaluation and lockout.


We will provide an overview of basic lockout/tagout concepts. Content includes identifying which energies require lockout/ tagout; when alternative or other control methods need to be used to control hazardous energy, as well as a step-by-step procedure to lockout machinery or equipment. Lockout/tagout must only be completed by authorized employees who are trained in lockout/tagout.


Who Should Attend: Workers in manufacturing, Workers in farming and some retail sectors, Managers and supervisors, Maintenance and purchasing personnel, Safety professionals and engineers, Project managers and safety committee members


The “recognize, assess and control” method of dealing with hazards is actually a specialized form of problem solving. The problem is to anticipate hazards and then take action to prevent injury and illness to people or to control property losses. You may become aware of a hazard in a variety of ways such as voiced as a worker concern, or something noticed during a workplace inspection. It may come to your attention through the Health and Safety Representative or a Joint Health and Safety Committee member, or because of an accident investigation. This module will teach participants to use the hazard recognition, assessment and control principles to deal with all hazards.


Who Should Attend: Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Reps., Committee Members, Workers


A Safety Committee is made up of workers and employers working together to identify health and safety problems in the workplace. A Safety Committee plays a pivotal role in keeping the workplace safe and is a requirement under Occupational Health and Safety Law. This introductory course introduces committee members to their duties and responsibilities, details regarding the roles and functions of the committee, requirements for meetings, as well as other important steps in establishing an effective committee.


Who Should Attend: Health and Safety Reps., Committee Members


Safety Committees play a pivotal role in keeping the workplace safe. In a world of competing priorities, it can be difficult to effectively manage a committee and keep on task. This module offers tips and resources to effectively run a safety committee meeting and hold workers and managers accountable for recommended corrective actions. In addition, participants will gain an understanding in all of the requirements of a safety committee including duties and responsibilities, meeting frequency, agendas, minutes and making recommendations.


Who Should Attend: Committee Members (both management and worker reps.)


It is required, and best practice, that appointed supervisors be competent. Properly training supervisors is part of meeting this requirement. Our Supervisor Competency training offers a unique perspective on the competencies that supervisors require in order to achieve superior workplace management. Superior workplace management results in greater health and safety within the operation and a better understanding of social responsibility in the workplace. The Supervisor Competency training program outlines the activities, knowledge and skills that are expected to enhance a supervisor’s performance. By providing examples, our course encourages continuous improvement and strives to make a positive difference in supervisory outcomes in today’s workplaces.


Who Should Attend: Supervisors/Managers, Employers, Any worker in a supervisory role

WHMIS 2015

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a way of providing information to all employees about the safe handling, storage and use of hazardous products in the workplace. It includes standards for product labels, requirements for information contained on Safety Data Sheets and requirements for training of workers.


WHMIS 1988 has been updated to WHMIS 2015. This new update includes the new requirements laid out in the Global Harmonized System (GHS), which aims to have world-wide system of standard criteria for classifying hazardous materials. This course will cover; what is WHMIS 2015, what are the roles and responsibilities, what are the different elements of WHMIS 2015, what more do I need to know, and how do I apply my knowledge? In addition, we also offer an employer-specific version of this course to cover your duties more in depth.


Who Should Attend: Workers (specifically those who work with WHMIS and GHS-regulated products and Designated Substances), Committee Members, Health and Safety Representatives


Our Worker Awareness training is designed to provide all workers with the basics of health and safety, as it is applied to the workplace. On working through this training program, learners will better understand their obligations and their role in health and safety within the workplace.

Who Should Attend: All workers


An inspection is a planned walk-through of a workplace or worksite designed to help the workplace meet compliance with the law; and more importantly allow for the identification and control of any factors that can cause injury or illness. Routine workplace inspections are therefore a critical component of a good accident, occupational disease and fire prevention program.

An inspection procedure has four components; preparation, inspection, reporting and follow-up. Let us teach you about these fundamental components. We will provide a solid foundation for recognizing, assessing and controlling identified workplace hazards and give you the skills you need to effectively inspect the workplace.


Who Should Attend: Managers/Supervisors, Committee Members, Health and Safety Reps.


Book an on-site training course or inquire about other training opportunities today!

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