Workshops

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SAFE Work Manitoba offers a range of free, educational workshops throughout the year.

See the complete list of workshop descriptions below. The link to the events calendar to register is at the bottom of the page. Note: If you belong to an industry-based safety association, your association may offer similar training workshops.

Building a SAFER Workplace

  • Objective: Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the 11 required elements of a safety and health program and how to promote a positive safety culture in the workplace.
  • Who should take this workshop: Everyone. This workshop sets the foundation for all other SAFE Work Manitoba workshops.

SAFE Committee Basics

  • Objective: Participants will learn about the role and obligations of the safety and health committee in the workplace. 
  • Who should take this workshop: Workers and employers who are on a safety and health committee or who would like to join one. SAFE Committee Basics is a great starting point for all safety and health committee members.

Supervisors and SAFE Work

  • Objective: Participants will leave with an understanding of the role and obligations of supervisors when it comes to safety and health, and how they can influence safety culture in the workplace. 
  • Who should take this workshop: Current and potential supervisors.

It is recommended that participants take at least one of: Building a SAFER Workplace, SAFE Committee Basics, or Supervisors and SAFE Work as a prerequisite before enrolling in the workshops below.

Hazard Identification and Risk Control

  • Objective: Participants will learn four methods of identifying hazards, along with how to assess risk and implement methods to control risk. Emphasis is placed on workplace inspections and SAFE Work procedures.
  • Who should take this workshop: This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers and employers, but will benefit workers as well.

Investigating Workplace Incidents

  • Objective: Participants will learn the seven steps of conducting a workplace safety and health investigation and how to avoid common mistakes.
  • Who should take this workshop: This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers and employers, but will benefit workers as well.

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Objective: Participants will focus specifically on MSIs – how they develop, how to assess the risk of experiencing an MSI, how to prevent them from occurring and how to create proper safety and health policies when it comes to MSIs.
  • Who should take this workshop: This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers and employers, but will benefit workers as well.

Building Office Ergonomic Champions

  • Objective: In this half-day workshop, participants will learn the basic theory and components of office ergonomics, as well as information to help them improve the set-up of work stations and promote neutral postures. The goal is for workshop participants to return to their work environments and be able to assist their co-workers with organizing their office workstations to improve comfort and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI). An optional follow-up session to provide practical application at the participants' workplaces can be arranged after the workshop.  
  • Who should take this workshop: This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers and employers, but will benefit workers as well. This workshop is especially recommended for individuals with an interest in ergonomics.

Harassment and Violence Prevention

  • Objective: Support workers, supervisors and employers in creating a harassment- and violence-free workplace. The day will focus specifically on harassment/violence – what it is, what legislation says about it, prevention strategies and how to properly address it.
  • Who should take this workshop: This workshop will be particularly useful to human resources professionals, employers, safety and health committee members, but will benefit workers as well.


Fit for Duty: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally Ready to Do Your Job

  • Objective: The aim of this workshop is to educate attendees about “fit for duty”: a condition in which an employee’s physical, physiological and psychological state enables them to continuously perform assigned tasks safely. A worker who is unfit for duty can have a serious impact on workplace safety. The workshop will cover responsibilities for addressing an unfit worker, possible policy violations, including procedures for reasonable cause, and tools to help overcome the challenges in implementing a Fit for Duty Policy.
  • Who should take this workshop: This beginner workshop will be particularly useful to employers, managers, supervisors and safety committee members/representatives with little to no previous knowledge on addressing an unfit worker in the workplace.

Risk Tolerance​

  • Objective: Participants will learn the relationship between hazard recognition, risk perception and risk tolerance, and the factors that influence our decisions to take chances. We will explore strategies for understanding and addressing risk tolerance, and how that understanding can affect the overall workplace culture. 
  • Who should take this workshop: Everyone, including workers, supervisors, safety and health committee members/representatives, managers and employers.​

Biological Hazards

  • Objective: Participants will leave this general course with an understanding of biological hazards (not specifically COVID-19–related). Participants will learn about the chain of infection, the role of legislation, risk assessments and preventing biological hazards in the workplace. 
  • Who should take this course: Everyone, including workers, supervisors, safety and health committee members/representatives, managers and employers.​

Safety Culture

  • Objective: Participants will leave with a clear understanding of safety culture concepts and the importance safety culture plays in the overall safety and health of your workplace, including how to assess safety culture with SAFE Work Manitoba's Safety Culture Assessment tool, as well as ways to improve your workplace’s safety culture. 
  • Who should take this course: This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members/representatives, managers and employers, but will benefit workers as well.​

Demystifying Occupational Hygiene

  • ​Objective: Participants will leave this half-day workshop with a basic understanding of occupational hygiene, which is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment, in order to protect worker and community health. The aim of the course is to take this complex topic and make it clearer and easier to understand. Focus will be placed on occupational disease, occupational exposure limits (OELs), and hazard recognition and control. 
  • Who should take this workshop: Everyone, including workers, supervisors, safety and health committee members/representatives, managers and employers.

SAFE Driving at Work

  • Objective: This half-day workshop will help participants begin or improve a workplace safe driving program. Participants learn how to use the tools and resources at SAFE Driving at Work​ and customize them to ad​dress the safe driving needs and issues facing their workplaces. 
  • Who should take this workshop: Employers, business owners, supervisors and managers who have workers who drive to complete job tasks.

​Manitoba Advanced Safety and Health Auditor Training

  • Objective: Participants will learn the advanced principles, skills and techniques required to conduct certification audits recognized by the SAFE Work Certified Program in Manitoba. 
  • Who should take this course: Individuals who:                    
      • wish to increase their professional auditing knowledge, skills and techniques
      • may wish to apply to become a certification auditor with one of SAFE Work Manitoba's recognized Certifying Partners (Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM), Made Safe, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association's WORKSAFELYTM, RPM Trucking Industry Safety (RPM), Sales and Service Safety Association) 
  • ​​Note: Completion of this course does not guarantee employment as a certification auditor. Prospective candidates must successfully apply through a recognized Certifying Partner.
  • ​To view the complete Manitoba Advanced Safety and Health Auditor Training course description, please click here.
​Register for a workshop by visiting our Events Calendar:​We also offer a variety of E-Learning Courses. Learn more:
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