Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Training Calendar

The focus of our training events is to assist managers, supervisors and employees to take responsibility for providing and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. YG and its employees jointly benefit from increased knowledge of occupational health and safety issues. This understanding can reduce employee illness and injury.

*Note these courses are offered only to employees of the Yukon Government and Crown Corporations.

Courses:

Standard First Aid CPR/AED

This two-day Standard First Aid CPR/AED course covers compulsory modules including:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the First Aider.
  • Casualty Management.
  • Resuscitation and AED.
  • Severe Bleeds and Wound Care.
  • Burns and Medical Conditions.

The course will also cover first aid for other injuries and illnesses including: Secondary Survey, Bone and Joint Injuries, Head, Spinal and Pelvic Injuries, Chest Injuries, Multiple Injury Management, Rescue Carries, Eye Injuries, Poisons, Bites and Stings, Heat & Cold Injuries, Two Rescuer CPR.

  • CPR/AED follows the ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) 2010 guidelines.
  • Class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with a 45 minute lunch break.
  • Students will be expected to complete practical in-class activities on the floor and in chairs.
  • If physical limitation may impede your participation in the practical part of the training, please let us know in advance to arrange an accommodation plan.    
  • Certification is valid for 3 years.

Cost: free

Dates: Mar 29 & 30, 2017

To register for this training opportunity, have PRIOR approval from your supervisor and contact Corporate Health and Safety at safety@gov.yk.ca.


Fire Extinguish Training 

This practical hands on Fire Extinguisher Course will guide you through all aspects of Fire Extinguishers, from the types of fires, to the classes of Fire Extinguishers. Our comprehensive course will explain in detail what you need to know, emphasize key points and test your knowledge through practical application of skills utilizing the Drager Fire Trainer. The course has been designed to teach you what you need to know to safely operate a fire extinguisher and understand what types of extinguishers can be used on what types of fires, as well as maintenance and fire safety. By completing this course, you can become a better educated worker and improve your knowledge of an important part in workplace safety.

Cost: free

Dates: TBA (Course will be scheduled when a minimum of 8 people have signed up)

To register for this training opportunity, have PRIOR approval from your supervisor and contact Corporate Health and Safety at safety@gov.yk.ca.


Verbal Judo

Verbal Judo is a three day training course designed to provide employees with the skills necessary to establish and maintain professional presence during any verbal encounter. Personal safety will be improved as employees will learn to remain calm and focused while generating voluntary compliance from persons under the influence of anger, stress, alcohol, drugs, etc. Employees will also be able to recognize when words fail and utilize tactics designed to allow them to safely disengage.

  • Please note: This course is designed for diffusing the potential for violence in the workplace when interacting with the public.
  • For additional information pertaining to this Verbal Judo training opportunity, please review the website at: http://www.verbaljudo.ca/

Target Audience: Front line workers/supervisors/managers

Cost: $350.00 (cost after HSDM subsidy) 

Dates: February 7-9, 2017.  Course is full

To register for this training opportunity, have PRIOR approval from your supervisor and contact Corporate Health and Safety at safety@gov.yk.ca.


Joint Health and Safety Committee / Representative training

This one day course thoroughly introduces participants to the roles and responsibilities of the Joint Health and Safety Committee and Safety Representative.

Cost: $131.00 (Corporate Health and Safety will subsidize 100% of the cost for the two Co-Chairs and the Health Rep since these are the only members required by the OHS act to be trained. See reimbursement steps.)

For registration or more information about the course, contact the Northern Safety Network

Corporate Health & Safety-Leadership for Safety Excellence (CHS-LSE)

Corporate Health & Safety (CHS) is sponsoring two Leadership for Safety Excellence courses.  The two course dates below are funded by CHS.  Knowledge acquired will provide department supervisors with skills to encourage a proactive approach to health & safety through effective leadership.

Dates

  • February 16 & 17, 2017
  • March 1 & 2, 2017

Course Description

This is a two day course designed for management and supervisory positions. The training will enable supervisors to build health and safety into their every-day planning, create and promote a safe work environment where people can work safely, and help make a lasting contribution to the reduction of incidents in the workplace.

Course Prerequisite

  • Supervisor Approval
  • Participant must be in a supervisory position

Enrollment

  • Maximum Participants: 14 each course. Priority to participants given by received date of request.
  • CHS upon receipt of email safety@gov.yk.ca requesting enrollment, shall review the request form and send confirmation/denial (1 working day) via email to the participant along with course details.

Cost: free to participants that received confirmation of attendance from CHS.

Cancellations

Departments will be charged the full cost of attendance ($259.00) should CHS not receive notification 5 business days in advance of the course start date or should a participant not attend. To avoid unwanted department payments a cancellation notice must be received 5 business days in advance of course commencement.

Note

The standard reimbursement practice of CHS will continue to be provided for individuals taking LSE courses through Northern Safety Network Yukon (NSNY).

Corporate Health & Safety Website

Additional Health & Safety training courses and information is available on our website  http://www.healthandsafety.gov.yk.ca/  



Below are courses that qualify for partial reimbursement:  

*Note: This process only applies to employees of the Yukon Government and Crown Corporations.

Purpose:

This process gives YG departments and Crown Corporations access to funding for safety training.


Leadership for Safety Excellence NSNY

This is a two day course designed for management and supervisory positions. This training will enable supervisors to build health and safety into their every-day planning, create and promote a safe work environment where people can work safely, and help make a lasting contribution to the reduction of incidents in the industry.


Cost: $236 (50% of this enrollment cost can be subsidized by HSDM. See reimbursement steps)

For registration or more information about the course, contact the Northern Safety Network


Winter Driving Skills

Improve your winter driving skills by completing driving exercises on an ice covered skid track. The winter driving course is suitable for all drivers from beginners to experienced. This one day course covers preparing your vehicle and yourself for winter driving. Common winter driving challenges are also covered, including how different vehicles react to snow and ice. Winter driving techniques are explained in the classroom and then skill building exercises are practiced on a skid track.


  • Participants require their own vehicle for practical exercises (studded tires are not permitted).
  • Students must hold a valid Class 5 drivers license.
  • Class 7 driver's license also permitted, but students must be able to drive out to site to participate in the practical portion of the training.
  • Please note the practical portion of this training is held in Ibex Valley, which is outside of city limits approximately 25 minutes from downtown Whitehorse.

Cost: $375 ($100 of this enrollment can be subsidized by HSDM.  See reimbursement steps)


For registration or more information about the course, contact the Northern Safety Network

Reimbursement Steps: 

    1. Read the course description and determine if the training would is applicable for your work.
    2. Obtain your supervisors approval for this training.
    3. Contact Corporate Health and Safety to get pre-approval for reimbursement safety@gov.yk.ca.
    4. Register and pay for course.
    5. Attend Course and complete it.
    6. Send a Journal Voucher that includes the following to HSDM (Z-3) ATTN: Petra Geske. petra.geske@gov.yk.ca

      • A receipt of payment for the course
      • Proof of certification of the course.
Course Cancellation Policy:

Corporate Health and Safety requires notice of 5 business days to cancel a class registration. In lieu of cancellation an alternate employee may replace the registered participant on or before the start of the first day of the training program. If cancellation or replacement does not occur, the department will be JV’d the full cost per seat.