We're excited to launch a new safety course in Farm Machinery! Living and working around farm equipment is both rewarding and challenging. Large machines like combines and tractors require thorough training in operation and safety awareness. During harvest time, with long work days and tight schedules, it's easy to forget simple safety practices on the road and in the field. 

This four-lesson course teaches best practices for the safe operation of large farm vehicles. Whether working alone or with people on the ground, this course will prepare farm machine operators to be alert and aware from sun up to sun down. Everything from maintenance to rollover prevention is covered in this great series of video lessons produced by North Dakota State University.

Adminstrators can access this and other courses from the Admin portal under Training.

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Administrators now have the ability to reset the compliance of a course for their workers. Head to Training>>Courses and select a course from the list. In the Employee Compliance tab you'll find this new feature (hit search to bring up the list of workers).

Why would you want to reset compliance? If a worker leaves the company and comes back after some time you may want them to review their training again, or if there is an incident involving a particular worker it may be a good time for a refresher. There's lots of other scenarios as well which were the basis for this request from our clients.

If you have feedback or comments please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Based on regulations added to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act in November, employers are required to ensure workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness program no later than July 1st, 2014. These regulations apply to all industries operating in Ontario. We're committed to making sure our training stays relevant and new regulations are examined and we provide you with the course you need to be compliant.

There are two types of training that must be satisfied: the workers and the supervisors. The following courses found in SafetySync are recommended to satisfy the requirements.

Worker Training:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Common Worksite Injuries
  • Hazard Management
  • Workers Compensation Board

Supervisor Training:

  • The same training as workers plus;
  • Safety Supervision

You are required to store a record of training for 6 months as well, and of course you can store your records indefinitely in SafetySync. It's great to know that when new regulations like this come along it doesn't cost you anything extra to be compliant. All the tools are at your disposal in SafetySync.

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