Safe Communities Incentive Program (SCIP)

** Training scheduled to take place at Confederation College on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 2005, as described below, (Course ZX160 SCIP) has been cancelled.

The Five Steps to Managing Health & Safety training is a 16-hour course designed for owners and senior managers, that will teach you how to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. This can lead to reduced costs, increased productivity and improved worker morale.

The training will give you the tools to create a stronger workplace health and safety program. The Five Steps to Managing Health & Safety is the training component of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB's) Safe Communities Program (SCIP).

Firms can gain a fixed 5% rebate on their WSIB premiums when they complete SCIP requirements.

The Five Steps to Managing Health & Safety training is being held at:

Confederation College
1450 Nakina Drive, Room C254, Thunder Bay
April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 2005 from 1 to 5 p.m.

To register by telephone or for course information, call 807-475-6550 Monday - Friday.

Course cost is $150.00 and the course code is ZX160-99 SCIP.

The Safe Communities Incentive Program (SCIP) is a community health and safety program that offers an incentive (WSIB Refunds) to encourage small businesses to improve the health and safety in their workplace . It provides participants with training and resources to reduce workplace accidents and injuries.

More than 3,850 small businesses in 21 Ontario communities that have been involved in SCIP (Safe Communities Incentive Program) have received rebates totaling $7.7million from 1997-2003.

Supervisors Certification Program

Being Offered in Thunder Bay February and March 2005

In Ontario the Occupational Health and Safety Act defines supervisor as a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. The Act also requires employers appointing Supervisors, to appoint "a competent person" (25(2)(C)). IAPA's Supervisors Certificate Program is designed to provide you with key tools and techniques to enhance your competency in carrying out effective health and safety initiatives. The course is interactive, dynamic and uses practical exercises that allow you to develop your skills. There are 2 parts to the program:

  • Effective Supervision Part 1 - February 8 - 10 $656 member/$730 non-member
    • Participants learn to manage their role in: Due Diligence, Risk Analysis, Progressive Discipline, Training and Orientation, Effective Communication and Employee Motivation.
  • Effective Supervision Part 2 - March 1 - 2 $470 member/$523 non-member
    • This course builds on participants' learning by examining critical aspects of supervisors' duties and responsibilities, including: Accident and Incident Investigation, Workplace Inspection, Claims Management and Return to Work, Getting Work Done Safely and Effectively. Prerequisite: Effective Supervision Part 1.

For more information, or to register contact the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) at 1-800-406-4272.

You may also register online at or by Fax: (705)560-4370 or toll free fax: 1-800-316-4272.


Details of the SMARTRISK winter learning series session are available at (Select the Practitioners tab and then the SMARTRISK Learning Series). Or...view the brochure for their Winter Learning Series Sessions

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training

Part 6.1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations made under the Transportation of Dangerous Good Act stipulates:

"(a) A person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods must (a) be adequately trained and hold a training certificate in accordance with this Part, or (b)performs these activities in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate in accordance with this Part."

The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) is an internationally recognized solutions provider for health and safety. In this one-day course you will learn the nine classes of dangerous goods, understand the documentation requirements, learn the safety requirements for transporting dangerous goods, and how to use safety marks, labels and placards.

**The TDG Regulations were rewritten in a "clear language" form on August 15, 2002. Anyone who has taken the training prior this date is not in compliance. Training must be current within three years.