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Module 3 - Health and Safety In the Workplace

A.  Module Introduction 

Health and safety in the workplace is a joint responsibility among managers, supervisors, employers, and workers.  As a young worker, it is important for you to know both your rights and your responsibilities.  To ensure the physical and personal well-being of students, students must demonstrate the following prior to placement:
  • an understanding of workplace health and safety rules;
  • the appropriate use of safety equipment;
  • an understanding of the need for personal protective equipment, including goggles, gloves, boots, and aprons;
  • an understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • the correct handling of materials and equipment as specified in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) training program;
  • an understanding of the coverage provided by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
  • the procedures for reporting hazards and accidents

This Module is comprised of:
  • Class lessons, activities, tasks and discussions (including videos and tests);
  • The Student Health and Safety Worksheet based on the booklet -  7 Things You Better Know;
  • The OCDSB Worker Health and Safety Awareness online training  (inlcudes printing off a certificate of completion);
  • Virtual WHMIS training (includes printing off a certificate);
  • The  Safe Practices for Working Alone online training (includes printing off a certificate); and 
  • The  Workplace Violence and Harrassment Training (includes printing off a certificate)




T1.   7 Things You’d Better Know Worksheet

Mon. Feb. 12th

T2.   OCDSB Worker Safety and Awareness Training

Mon. Feb. 12th

T3.   Virtual WHMIS

Tues. Feb. 13th

T4.   Safe Practices For Working Alone Training

Not this semester

T5.   Workplace Violence and Harassment Training

Wed. Feb. 14th

T6.   Fall Protection or Working from Heights


  Wed. Feb. 14th
  T8.    Health and Safety Test
    Wed.  Feb. 14th


C.  Module Activities, Notes/Readings, and Tasks

Activity 1:   "HOW TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT AT WORK. 1959 "  Watch the following Video: - Go to:    (approx. 7 minutes)


YouTube Video

You must click on the youtube link above to access or copy and paste it into your URL Broweser.  The video on this page will not work because of the privacy/security settings the video creater used.  But atleast, you get a glimpse of what you will be watching. 

Video  Discussion Questions

1.  Identify 5 types of different hazards that caused Donald Duck's injuries.

2.   Were these injuries preventable?

3.    Who was responsible for his injuries/"accidents"?

4.  Discuss the various ways these injuries could have been prevented.

 Activity 2:   LOST YOUTH - On a more serious note:  Watch the following video -This version has been edited so language and graphic 
                     blood scenes have been taken out. - Lost Youth Video   -  Go to:   (approx. 16 minutes)


Lost Youth

This video will play if you click directly on it.

Video Discussion Questions

    1.  What are some of the reasons Michael, Jennifer, John, and Nick were injured at work?

2.  What safety messages/issues were conveyed in the video?

3.  What role does the employer play in keeping workers safe at work?

4.  What role does the worker play in keeping herself or himself safe at work?

5.  What can parents do to help keep their kids safe at work?

6.  What are some of the potential hazards at  your place of work?

7.  What strategies could you use to keep yourself safe at work?

Activity 3:  Workplace Injuries and Fatalities
                   To re-emphasize the importance and relevance of the tasks you will be doing next, review the following wepages from the Ministry of Labour Site to get an idea of workplace injuries and fatalities in
Activity 4:  Students KEEPING SAFE AT WORK Video - A practical scenario (approx. 6 minutes)
                   Opening Discussion/Reflection Questions
                    1.  Do you believe students and young workers are hesitant to speak up to their supervisors about health and safety                                          concerns?  
                          Discuss why and/or why not.
                    2.  What do you think would help students and young workers be more comfortable speaking up about their questions                                     and/or concerns?
                          3.  How realistic did you find this video?
                    4.  What messages did this video convey that you had not considered before?

Task 1:    7  THINGS YOU'D BETTER KNOW  -->  DUE:  Monday, Feb. 12th
                Complete the following Health and Safety Worksheet using either the student handbook or the electronic handbook.

Task 2:    The OCDSB Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training  --> DUE:  Monday, Feb. 12th
                a.     Please use the Google Chrome browser to access the training.
                     b.    Go to:
                     c.    Select the "Training for Workers" tab
                d.    Click on the white "play" arrow to watch the video.  After watching the video, click the check mark icon
                        and complete the form to record participation.   Where an Employee Identification Number is requested, enter 99999. An                             electronic record will be maintained centrally as evidence that the Work Health and Safety Awareness training was                                        completed.  A certificate will not be issued.  Prior to hitting the "submit" button, please print a copy of your completion                                 form you filled out and submit a copy to me and if you are working in a school, provide a copy to your host Principal.

Task 3:     Virtual WHMIS  - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System   -->  DUE:  Tues. Feb. 13th
                In order to complete your safety training, you will have to complete WHMIS training.
                a.  Go to:
                b.  Enter your assigned PIN/Username.
                c.  Enter your assigned password.
                d.  Complete the training and test.  You will have to repeat the training and test until you have it 100% correct.
                e.  Print your certificate when you are done and submit it to me.

                a.  Go to:
                b.  Register and Login
                     Register an account first (see "Register" link at the bottom of the page).  Once you have registered, and have your username
                     and password, go back to  
                c.  Go to Courses - Activate Your Courses and enter the following information:
                     Link2ID:        OCDSBSPWA
                     Password:    OCDSBSPWA
                d.  Once activated, the course will appear under "Courses."  Click on the drop down, Activated Course(s) and click on the name                         to launch it.  From now on, you can access your course by logging into  and use the                                     Username and Password you created.
                e.  When you have completed the course, print off the certificate and provide a copy to me, and
                      if you are working in a school, provide a copy to your host Principal.

                  b. Enter the following access code:   b168OESC  directly after the # symbol. (Don't leave any spaces between the # symbol and                         the access code.
                       It should appear as  #b168OESC.  DO NOT COPY AND PASTE THIS ACCESS CODE.  It won't work.  Type it in as indicated.
                  c.  Select  Ottawa-Carleton District School Board when prompted to do so.
                  d.  Type in your name.
                  e.  Click on "Begin Course."
                  f.   Make sure your speakers are on.
                  Once you have completed the training you will be provided with the option of printing off your certificate.   Print off
                  the completed certificate and and submit a copy to me.

                If you will be climbing ladders or working from heights at your placement, you will need to attend a special safety course
                with the OCDSB prior to starting your co-op placement.  Ask me if you should be taking this course.

Task 7:  PREVENTING OCCUPATIONAL "ACCIDENTS" -->  DUE:  Wednesday, Feb. 14th
               Complete the following task and be prepared to discuss our responses during our Health and Safety Review Class.