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The LDCA has partnered with Online Learning Enterprises Inc. to provide online Health & Safety Training, a convenient alternative to the more traditional Heath & Safety Training courses.  The online courses are created with custom graphics and real world videos, designed to encourage interaction and increase knowledge retention.  Participants receive high quality training without your company experiencing higher training costs and loss of resource time.  The LDCA online training programs are presented in a dynamic interactive style that maximizes engagement while increasing comprehension and retention.


Easier Resource Scheduling

Online training works well regardless of you or your employees schedule. The courses are accessible via internet connection, enabling participants to learn at their own pace and at a location that is most convenient to them.  Courses are available 24/7 so participants are able to balance both training and work requirements.


Cost Savings

Online training makes sense when looking at the clock, and the bottom line. 

Compared to in class training, online is a more cost effective platform for training; as rates are reduced by eliminating the expense of trainers, classroom materials, as well as travel and accommodation costs.  Online training enables you to provide training for individual employees without limiting their time away from their place of work. 


Increased Retention

Having the ability to study in a self paced environment results in greater knowledge retention and a deeper understanding of the course content. Sections of the course can easily be repeated if not easily understood the first time. 


LDCA Members will receive a 15% Discount on all Online Health & Safety courses. 

Please contact the LDCA office 519-453-5322 or email to receive the coupon code.


Courses Available:


Aerial Lift Training

75 Minutes

Aerial lifting devices are typically used throughout construction, industry, and warehousing.  However, the versatility and safety factors incorporated into these devices allow them to be utilized in almost any environment.

Our Aerial Lift Training Program will focus on the safe operation of self propelled elevated work platforms and self propelled boom supported elevated work platforms.  Once the online course has been successfully completed, a certificate will be printed and must be signed in the space provided by a competent individual verifying that a hands-on practical evaluation has been completed within your facility.


What is Aerial Lift?

Aerial lift devices are often referred to by different names: Aerial Work Platforms, Scissor Lifts, Articulating Boom Lifts, Genie Lifts, and Zoom Booms.


Who needs Aerial Lift Training in Canada?

Any person who uses these devices should receive Aerial Lift Training in order to be designated as a competent person.  Every worker operating an aerial lifting device must undergo training in compliance with CSA 354.2-01 Self Propelled Work Platforms. Many provinces also require that training on the theory of operating these devices be complemented by practical training by an instructor.


Will trainees require a practical test as well as the theory provided by your course?

The LDCA recommends (and most provinces insist) that operators receive a practical test carried out by a competent person following the course. Unfortunately, the regulations are not specific about the required qualifications of those deemed to be ‘competent’.  CSA standards require that only qualified persons who have been trained regarding the inspection, operation, and application of an aerial platform, including the recognition and avoidance of hazards associated with the operation, shall operate an aerial platform.


Modules include: Hazard Identification, Devices and Operating Controls, Pre Operational Checks, Platform Positioning and Park Position.








Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act



This course will introduce and explain the standards that fully support the implementation of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). This course will spread awareness and advance full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects. Specifically, it will serve as guide on how you and you employees can support the special needs of people with disabilities; encourage and welcome their involvement in their respective domains. Identify the accessibility standards for information and communications, employment, transportation and built environment and their compliance concerns.

Who Needs Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Learning?

All workers and supervisors


Introduction to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Ontario Public Service (OPS) and its mission

Definition of “persons with disabilities”: who is covered?
Background on AODA
History of AODA
Goals of AODA

Benefits of accessibility standards to Ontarians

Growing market

Economic and community growth


Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07)


Use of service animals and support persons
Notice of temporary disruptions
Training for staff and volunteers
Feedback process for goods and services
Notice and format of availability of documents
Accessible customer service

Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (Ontario Regulation 191/11)

Information and Communications Standards

Employment Standards

Transportation Standards Built Environment Standards Compliance



Confined Spaces

60 Minutes

Working in confined spaces is an everyday occurrence in many occupations.  When these spaces are properly identified, assessed, entry plans are developed and are followed, work performed within a confined space can be completed safely and efficiently.

Our Confined Space program will provide participants with the information needed to understand the potential hazards of working in these spaces and the elements necessary to control those hazards prior to entry. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.

Modules include: Confined Spaces, Confined Space Program, Hazard Assessment, Entry Plans, Entry Permit, Confined Space Controls, Roles and Responsibilities, On-Site Rescue.


Who needs Confined Space Awareness Training?

Anyone working in or around an area of the workplace designated as a Confined Space should be trained at the awareness level. The employer has the duty to ensure that the confined space awareness training is adequate to protect the health and safety of the workers who work in or around the confined space.

Those who actually perform the Hazard Assessment, create the Confined Space Entry program, enter or attend a Confined Space, or supervise an entry will require further training.

Some provinces, such as Ontario require an annual review of the confined space training program.


What constitutes a Confined Space?

The legal definition of a confined space varies slightly according to provincial regulations. These are summarized by the CCOHS (Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety) as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:

  • Is not primarily designed or intended for human occupancy

  • Has a restricted entrance or exit by way of location, size or means

  • Can represent a risk for the for the health and safety of anyone who enters, due to one or more of the following factors:

  • Its design, construction, location or atmosphere

  • The materials or substances in it

  • Work activities being carried out in it, or the mechanical, process and safety hazards present

Confined spaces can be below or above ground. Confined spaces can be found in almost any workplace. A confined space, despite its name, is not necessarily small. Examples of confined spaces include silos, vats,hoppers, utility vaults, tanks, sewers, pipes, access shafts, truck or rail tank cars, and aircraft wings. Ditches and trenches may also be a confined space when access or exit is limited. More information can be found here.


How often must workers be trained in Confined space entry?


The LDCA recommends a maximum of 2 years. A periodic reminder of safety practices is a wise precaution for due diligence purposes.







Due Diligence For Managers

60 Minutes 


Our Manager & Supervisor Due Diligence Program will provide participants with as understanding of the responsibilities and reasonable steps to be taken for the protection of all workplace parties.

This course will also explore the obligations and potential liabilities of company owners, managers, and supervisors, and will discuss the elements critical to a strong health and safety program and safety management system. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


Modules: What is Due Diligence, Internal Responsibility System, Responsibility, Authority and Accountability, Establishing Due Diligence, Criminal Code of Canada


Who & Why You Should Take this Course – The Internal Responsibility System (IRS)

This course is designed to help owners, employers, managers and supervisors understand their duties and responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace.


"Everyone who undertakes, or has the authority, to direct how another person does work or performs a task is under a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to that person, or any other person, arising from that work or task.” Bill C-45.








Ergonomics - Office 

45 Minutes 

Wear and tear injuries continue to be among the most costly work related injuries in the industry today.  These pains and strains can range from mild discomfort to severe pain or disability.

Our office ergonomics program identifies the risk factors associated with poor ergonomic positioning but more importantly the controls necessary to prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) from occurring. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


Modules: Introduction, Ergonomics Defined, Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD), Identifying Risk Factors, Ergonomic Guidelines, Workstation Layout


What is ergonomics?

The understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system (work station or the work task performed).  Ergonomics measures and assesses human performance, ensuring the physical and bio-mechanical safety of workers and a means for improving work efficiency and productivity. Ergonomic design is about fitting the task to the worker.








Introduction to Fall Protection

does not meet new legislation requirements

60 Minutes 

Nearly 20% of all lost time injuries can be attributed to falls in the workplace. The majority of falls occur on the same level, while others involve falls to a lower level. The latter usually resulting in more serious injuries or death. Falls are preventable.


Our Fall Protection Program will provide participants with an understanding of their responsibilities when working in areas where fall hazards exist, the use of and inspection of the required equipment and the critical controls necessary to reduce the risk of a fall. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


Modules: Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Systems, General Responsibilities, Fall Arrest Systems, Fall Hazards and Controls, Inspection of Equipment and Donning a Harness.


What is Fall Arrest?


Fall Arrest includes travel restraints such as a harness, a lanyard and an anchorage point. In some instances it can include a safety net underneath the worker.  Fall arrest is required for any worker who is at risk of

  • falling from a height of more than 3 metres (approx. 10 feet);

  • falling into operating machinery;

  • falling into water or another liquid;

  • falling into or onto a hazardous substance or object;

  • falling though an opening in a work surface.









Fire Safety 

45 Minutes

Having fire extinguishers strategically placed in your establishment is not a complete answer to fire safety. Your organization should have an internal system established to prevent and respond to man made and natural emergencies.


Our Fire Safety program provides participants with the knowledge necessary to prevent fires in the workplace and also focuses on the basic elements of fire prevention and protection. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


Modules: The Fire Triangle & Classification of Fires, Fire Extinguishers & Ratings, Extinguisher Use & Inspection, Fire Prevention & Protection, Emergency Evacuation & Procedures.


Who needs a Fire Safety Training course?


Every business needs to have a structured approach towards Fire Safety. This is much more than placing fire extinguishers and performing an annual fire drill. The Online Fire Safety Training Course should be taken by every employee to mitigate the effects of either a minor or a catastrophic fire.Should a fire actually occur then provincial inspectors will investigate the cause of the fire and check if effective preventative measures were in place, including employee training.


What do you mean by Fire Safety?


A Fire Safety Plan is an internal system established by employers to prevent and respond to man made and natural emergencies. All employees should be fully trained in Fire Safety to ensure that all employees are able to defend themselves against the hazards of fires.






H2S Aware

45 Minutes

This online training course provides the participant with the information required to properly recognize, assess and control hazards associated with H2S gas. Participants will be introduced to the properties of H2S gas, the health hazards associated with exposure, detection and monitoring methods and acceptable exposure limits.


This H2S Awareness program has been designed as an awareness course only. It is not intended to be used as the only source of H2S information for workers that will be or are likely to come into contact with H2S. Workers that are likely to come into to contact with H2S in the Oil and Gas industry need to take the full H2S Alive course, although this online course would be a useful preparation for the H2A Alive course.


Our online H2S Awareness course will benefit users that need to know about H2S and serves as an excellent resource for people whose companies support the Oil and Gas Industry.


Modules: Hydrogen Sulphide: It's a Killer Gas, Hazard Detection & Exposure Limits: How much is too much?, Hydrogen Sulphide in the Oil & Gas Industry, Personal Protective Measures, Contingency Plans & Rescue Response including First Aid, Safe Job Procedures.








Incident Investigation

60 Minutes 

This online training course will provide managers, supervisors, committee members and health and safety representatives with a proper foundation and understanding of accident causation and prevention.


An investigation is conducted to meet legal compliance but more importantly to determine root cause and prevent re-occurrences. The investigation procedure consists of several components including; secure and manage the scene, provide notice to the authorities as required by law, identify and interview witnesses, analyze evidence, determine cause, recommendations, reporting and follow-up.


Modules: Purpose for conducting accident/incident investigations, Responsibilities related to accident/incident investigations, Steps involved in a thorough investigation, and the Legal requirements for performing investigations.


An incident can be defined as a sudden, unplanned event that causes or could have caused harm to a person or damage to property.  Investigations get to the root causes of the incident, so similar occurrences can be prevented and future losses in the workplace can be avoided. Therefore it is essential to ensure those who are responsible for investigating incidents are properly trained.


An investigation is conducted to meet legal compliance but more importantly to determine root cause and prevent re-occurrences. The investigation procedure consists of several components including; secure and manage the scene, provide notice to the authorities as required by law, identify and interview witnesses, analyze evidence, determine cause, recommendations, reporting and follow-up. This online course will take participants through these fundamental components and will prepare them for conducting effective investigations in the event they are required to do so.








Ladder Safety

45 Minutes

The use of ladders may be unavoidable in your business or industry. Step ladders, portable ladders, extension ladders, and even fixed ladders all carry a risk of injury. Online ladder safety education, however, can teach you and your employees how to safely use ladders, identify a defective ladder, and manage different ladder types.

This high quality, extensive ladder safety training will guide you and your employees through an introduction to ladder safety as well as a description of potential risks and hazards that ladders may cause. This course is designed to be applicable to different industries and businesses, so ladders like trestle ladders, wooden ladders, access ladders, and a variety of other ladder types and styles are discussed and evaluated. 


Modules: Hazard Identification & Control, Ladder Selection, Inspection Procedures, Safe Ladder Set-up & Use, Proper Care, Transportation & Storage.







Lift Truck

75 Minutes 

Forklifts/Lift trucks are integral pieces of equipment used to move and handle material safely and efficiently in many environments. Their widespread use requires that individuals working with and around lift trucks recognize hazards associated with the equipment and the environment in which they are operated.


Our Safe Operation of a Forklift/Lift Truck makes participants aware of their legal responsibilities and provides the required information to achieve the theory portion of becoming a competent operator. Once the course has been successfully completed, a certificate will be printed and must be signed in the space provided by a competent individual verifying that a hands-on practical evaluation has been completed within your facility.


Modules: Hazard Identification, Competency and General Responsibilities, Lift Truck Design and Classifications, Stability Principles, Pre-Operational Checks, Safe Operating Procedures and Fuel Sources.







Lockout / Tagout 

45 Minutes

Failure to control the release of hazardous energy while servicing and maintaining equipment has the potential to causes some of the most severe injuries in our workplaces.

To "lock something out" means to physically place a lock onto an energy-isolating device in accordance with a developed and implemented procedure.

By locking something out you are essentially achieving a zero energy state prior to servicing or maintaining equipment, machinery or processes. Lockout typically involves:

  • Stopping all energy flows

  • Closing and locking switches

  • Securing and blocking machinery

  • Bleeding and blanking valves

  • De-energizing equipment 

This program is designed to ensure employers, management, and workers understand the hazards associated with uncontrolled energy and the proper methods of controlling that energy through a properly developed and implemented lockout program.  Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


Modules: Lockout and Definitions, Hazardous Energy Control Program Control Methods, Lockout Devices and Steps to Lockout, Lockout Processes and Alternate Hazardous Energy.







Manual Material Handling (MMH) 

45 Minutes 

Whether your business is an construction, office, restaurant, or manufacturing plant, high quality Manual Material Handling safety training can be beneficial!  Our unique online training helps reduce repetitive strain injury, musculoskeletal injury, and manual lifting injuries in your employees. Knowledge is power!


Manual material handling (MMH) operations can be found in most workplace settings including industrial establishments and manufacturing facilities, offices, healthcare facilities and restaurant locations.  Statistics show that almost one in four workers will experience some form of injury as a result of lifting and lowering, pushing and pulling, carrying and holding, or resisting loads.  In Ontario alone, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for 50% of all lost-time injuries and the numbers aren't much better across the nation.  Employers must provide adequate instruction where the handling of material by employees could result in an injury.


This course will explore common causes and controls of MSDs, and introduce the participant to safe working procedures in order to handle material in the workplace without injury.  The term MSD is used collectively for a number of injuries and disorders of the muscles, tendons, nerves, etc.  Other terms that mean the same include; repetitive strain injury (RSI), cumulative trauma disorder (CTD), work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD), musculoskeletal injury (MSI, MSK), occupational overuse syndrome (OOS), and sprain & strain.


Modules: Introduction to Manual Material Handling, Biometrics of Manual Material Handling, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Recognizing Manual Material Handling Hazards, Controlling Workplace Manual Material Handling Hazards, Guideline for Safer Manual Material Handling.







Transportation of Dangerous Goods

75 Minutes 

Transporting dangerous goods is often just a part of the job, but there are federally and locally regulated guidelines that dictate how these goods must be transported and how to use an Emergency Response Plan to manage accidents or safety issues. Our online training provides you with everything you need for TDG training and certification.


Everyday, thousands of TDG regulated products are handled, transported, and offered for transport throughout Canada.  This online program will provide participants with an understanding of the hazards and regulatory requirements associated with dangerous goods controlled products.  This course is required for companies who ship by road and/or rail only.  Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


Modules: Legal and Other, Definitions, TDG Classification, Schedule 1, 2, and 3 (including exemptions and special cases), Accidental Release & Reporting Requirements, Shipping Documents, Safety Marks, Containers and Emergency Response Assistance Plan. 








Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training

Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training will be mandatory for all workers in Ontario regardless of industry. This law goes into in effect as of July 2014. Although the Ministry of Labour offers a free course, they don’t keep track of the training records for you. Our course meets ministry standards while giving you peace of mind knowing we have all trainee records on file in case you need it.

This course will educate you on the rights and responsibilities in the workplace for employees, managers, supervisors and employers. By the end of this course you will know duties in the Internal Responsibility System and your rights about workplace hazards. This will help ensure the health and safety and over all wellbeing of not only yourself but also others around you in the workplace.


You will learn:

Your duties within the Internal Responsibility System

Your rights about workplace hazards
When a worker cannot be reprised
How to become informed about working safely
Ways to participate in health and safety
Your rights to refuse unsafe work
External resources for workplace health and safety


Who Needs Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training?

Employees, employers, mangers, supervisors, in all types of work environments


Elements of a Typical Violence Program

Program vs. Policy – What is the difference between the two
Duties and Responsibilities – Management,Employees, Risk Assessment
Performance techniques


Hazard Awareness and Control

Hierarchy of controls
Musculoskeletal injuries
Slips, trips and falls
Working with machinery
Workplace violence
Motorized vehicles
Hazard protection
Safety communication


Working Together

How to participate in health and safety
Functions of JHSC and Health and Safety reps
Required postings from OHSA


Obtaining Assistance

Recognize the importance of working internally
Identify when to contact the Ministry of Labour
List other resources available for safety information




Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)

45 Minutes 

Mishandling of hazardous materials can have disastrous consequences. Knowing what you are dealing with, how to minimize exposure, and how to respond when the unthinkable happens can drastically reduce the potentially life-altering consequences of can encounter with hazardous materials.


The intent of this online course is to provide WHMIS certification, but more importantly, it provides participants the foundation for using knowledge to prevent accidental and long-term exposure to the harmful effects of hazardous workplace materials. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.


What is WHMIS?


What is WHMIS – The letters W-H-M-I-S stand for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. WHMIS is a Canada-wide hazard communication system. It affects suppliers, importers, and distributors who provide potentially hazardous materials used at work sites, and employers and workers who use those materials. The purpose of WHMIS is to ensure that workers have the information they need to work safely with hazardous materials at the workplace.


Modules: Introduction, Basic Worker Rights, Symbols, Labels, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and Exposure to Hazardous Materials










Workplace Inspection

60 Minutes

Unidentified hazards and poorly conducted inspections can lead to catastrophic losses in your workplace.


An inspection is a planned walk through of a workplace or work site 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 inspections are therefore a critical component of a good accident, occupational disease and fire prevention program.


This program will assist managers, supervisors, committee members and health and safety representatives in performing effective inspections.  The purpose of the inspection is to determine if hazards are present, if workers have been or are likely to be exposed to hazards, if anyone has been injured as a result of the exposure; and whether or not safe working procedures are being followed by workers.

An inspection procedure has four components; preparation, inspection, reporting and follow-up.  This online course will take participants through these fundamental components and will provide a solid foundation for recognizing, assessing and controlling identified workplace hazards.

Modules: Inspection Basics, Pre-Inspection Activity, Performing the Inspection and Post Inspection Activity.







Workplace Violence 

45 Minutes 

The course will introduce and define terms associated with workplace violence and harassment.  Employers will be shown the necessary structure and elements of a Workplace Violence and Harassment program.  It will also set out what workers need to understand about how to identify, report on and control undesirable behaviors in the workplace.


Everyone in an organization that is required to abide by policies relating to workplace violence and harassment.  This includes workers, front-line supervisor,managers and program administrators.


There is no way to characterize workplace bullying or workplace violence to a specific industry or business. These incidents can occur anywhere and at any time. This is why it is so important to have a workplace violence policy in place and to invest in workplace violence prevention and training for your employees. In Ontario, 2010 changes to the OHSA now require business owners to develop and enforce a workplace violence policy to prevent these events from occurring. Our online workplace violence training course will ensure that employers, managers, supervisors, and employees understand the rights of other workers, what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behavior, and how to create a policy that will enforce and control workplace interactions.


Modules: Definitions, Elements of a Typical Violence Program, Control Methods, Procedures and Review Regulations and Guidelines that Apply to Your Work Location.







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