We've recently added links to new lessons on WorkSafe Manitoba's YouTube channel:

Some of them are very well done and insightful.  They give you one more content choice in some of the more popular safety training topics, including:

  • Worker Rights & Responsibilities (in the Occupational Health & Safety course)
  • Workplace Safety & Health Committees (also in the OH&S course)
  • Workplace Inspections (in the Hazard Management course)
  • Back Injuries (in the Common Worksite Injuries course)
  • Slips, Trips and Falls (in the Fall Prevention course)

You can preview these new lesson versions in your Administrator portal, and swich over to these options (by clicking the appropriate radio button) if you feel they best convey the intended safety message.

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WHMIS 2015 is Live

Just in time for the June 1st launch of WHMIS 2015 we've made our new course available so you can train your workers in anticipation of the switch. There are a few important things to note about the course:

  • If you are a manufacture or importer you can must implement WHMIS 2015 no later than June 1st 2017.
  • If you are a  distributer you have until June 1st 2018 to implement WHMIS 2015.
  • If you are an employer you have until December 1st 2018 to fully implement WHMIS 2015.

During the transition period, you may receive hazardous products that follow either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 requirements. To ensure worker protection, employers must educate and train workers about WHMIS 2015 as new labels and SDSs appear in their workplaces. During the transition period, employers may continue to have WHMIS 1988 labels and MSDSs in the workplace – if so, they must also continue to educate workers about WHMIS 1988. Employers must review and comply with the WHMIS requirements of their occupational health and safety jurisdiction.

In SafetySync you'll note that if you have WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 set as required it will cause issues for workers that start getting reminders that WHMIS 1988 is expiring soon. Because of this, we recommend all companies make WHMIS 1988 optional and WHMIS 2015 required. That way an expired WHMIS 1988 course will not affect their compliance. You may have a few workers who have just completed WHMIS 1988 but they will need to review the updated changes in WHMIS 2015 since you may begin receiving newly labelled products starting June 1st.

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We're please to announce that we've integrated our Custom Course Building feature with slideshare.net. SlideShare is a content hosting website that allows you to upload a PowerPoint presentation hosted directly on SlideShare. We've leveraged their embed feature which allows an administrator to post the embed code into SafetySync and when a worker reviews a lesson the embedded PowerPoint launches directly in SafetySync. This makes it so you no longer have to upload the PowerPoint file into SafetySync and rely on the worker downloading the file and launching it on their computer when viewing the content.

Administrators can head to the Custom Course Building feature and when creating a new lesson they'll see the new option to add the SlideShare embed code.

To get started on SlideShare head to http://www.slideshare.net/

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