Safety is extremely important in every Canadian workplace, especially those that deal with potentially hazardous heights, chemicals, or ground disturbance. The Online Safety Knowledge Evaluation (SKE) is a free exam that allows employees or entire firms to test their knowledge of 10 “chapters” of common safety procedures and regulations, making it easy to identify where further training could prove beneficial.
The SKE covers the following topics:
- WHMIS 2015
WHMIS 2015 is Canada’s new bill detailing the country’s hazard classification system, including hazard classes, categories, labels, pictograms, and safety data sheets. This section of the test also includes the safety responsibilities of everybody involved with potential hazards.
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
This section covers Canada’s statutes concerning the movement of chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials as prescribed by the Transportation of Hazardous Goods Act.
- Fall Protection
The Fall Protection chapter covers proper procedure for working from heights, potential fall hazards and protections, and how to protect yourself from serious injury and/or death in the event of a fall. Falling is possible in virtually every workplace in Canada, making this an especially important chapter.
- Confined Space Entry and Monitor
This chapter tests an individual’s knowledge of confined and restricted spaces, some of their associated hazards and controls, and the tending worker duties of confined space personnel.
- Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control
Properly identifying a hazard, assessing the level of risk it represents, and devising appropriate controls can go a long way toward mitigating workplace injury and illness. This chapter tests an individual’s ability to effectively follow this train of thought.
- First Aid
Knowledge of basic first aid can prove invaluable in times of crisis, so this chapter tests an individual’s knowledge of basic techniques. It also covers the appropriate response to several common workplace injuries and medical emergencies to help ensure that employees are prepared for anything that may arise.
- Fire Fighting and Fire Extinguisher Safety
This chapter tests an individual’s knowledge of how to snuff out a small fire as well as effective fire extinguisher use. This is another problem that may arise at any work site, making it a very important section of the exam.
- Defensive Driving
This chapter deals with the SAFER System of Defensive Driving: Space, Attitude, Foresight, Eyesight, and Responsibility. This information is likely to prove especially valuable to truck drivers, taxi drivers, and others who work from their vehicle.
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Hydrogen Sulfide is potentially very dangerous. This section covers everything workers need to know to work with and around it safely.
- Ground Disturbance For Supervisors 201
This chapter covers ground disturbance terminology, pertinent regulations and legislation, permits and other agreements, available facilities, and specification of the safety responsibilities of everybody involved in the process.
The exam lasts just 45 minutes that may be paused at any time by closing the client, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule. It’s also mobile-compatible to make it easy for employees to take at home or at work.
You can take the test for free on www.setsafety.ca HERE, ensuring that safety fits into every budget. When you’re finished, you will receive an email that breaks the results down by chapter along with additional training recommendations should any seem necessary. If you’re interested in an even more comprehensive breakdown, premium features are available for a small fee. Group discounts are available if an entire firm wants customized training recommendations on an individualized basis.
In short, there is no longer any reason for employees or employers to remain ignorant of critical safety knowledge. Take the SKE today to make sure that both you and your employees are practicing safe workplace practices!