Municipal Health & Safety Course CSA08

May 01, 2023 —
May 03, 2023

University of Guelph

PLEASE NOTE: For those who require certification to serve on Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees, PSHSA offers another course that meets the requirements of Part 1 JH&SC certification (Basic Certification).

An overview of occupational health and safety issues and workplace hazards related to Public Works and Roads Departments and how these hazards may cause injury or illness. Legislative requirements as well as best practices will be discussed with an emphasis on recognizing and effectively controlling these sector specific hazards.

Course Content

  • Legislation, regulations and enforcement programs
  • Confined space entry
  • Personal protective equipment and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • Trenching
  • Traffic protection
  • Fall protection
  • Workplace inspections and investigations
  • Buyers of service and liability
  • Electrical safety
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Hazard recognition, assessment and control

Who Should Attend
Road supervisors, forepersons and other personnel involved with supervision in a municipal setting.

This course is recognized by: 

  • This course is a mandatory requirement for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for the technical specialist program only. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course. 

Mask Requirements - University of Guelph

Based on the increasing number of cases in the province and to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the University of Guelph will keep its mask requirement in place beyond May 1. Masks will continue to be required indoors in all U of G-managed facilities until further notice. We will review our mask requirement regularly, taking into consideration changing public health trends. An update will be provided when our mask requirement changes. As we have seen with transmission peaks and valleys over the past two years, we can expect that the University's mask requirements will vary over time.

​As announced in March, U of G's COVID-19 vaccination policy and daily screening requirements will be paused as of May 1. The University may reinstate these requirements with little notice. We strongly encourage everyone to stay current with their vaccination and booster doses. This not only provides you with the best protection against serious effects of COVID-19 but also prepares you should vaccination be reinstated as a requirement for campus access, including in-person learning.