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The Safetys are here

You first heard it announced at the NAOSH launch in May earlier this year, and now it’s finally here! ‘The Safetys’ is a brand new event to celebrate Manitobans who are making our workplaces healthier and safer.

During a gala dinner on Wednesday, September 27, eight Manitoba safety organizations will present awards to individuals, groups, safety and health committees, and workplaces for their achievements in occupational health and safety. Join us for an evening of inspiring stories about the positive impact of workplace safety and health.

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AMTA, Safety in Schools Foundation partner for new course

The AMTA, in partnership with the Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada, is happy to announce the release of a new online training course, ‘Introduction to Automotive Shop Safety.’ The course is aimed at providing workers entering the automotive repair industry with a basic understanding of the common hazards found in automotive repair shops; employer and employee responsibilities regarding workplace safety; what a responsible workplace looks like; and answers to questions new workers might have before they begin a new job.

Students taking the course will be presented with a case study involving a 17-year-old employee who was severely injured working in a retail automotive shop when he was struck by a rim from an over-inflated tire.

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Safety training at your doorstep

Truck simulator an educational tool on wheels
The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has always prided itself on a steadfast focus on safety in the transportation industry.

An area where this can be specifically seen is the number of safety courses offered by the association. Since January 2015, to help aid that focus on safety, and to better prepare the students who train with the AMTA, the VS-600M Truck Driving Simulators have provided a hands-on training lab.

“In the real world, this level of safety and precision in training is challenging to achieve,” said Remi Quimper, president, Virage Solutions. “And of course, using the simulator is cost-effective compared to using an actual truck.”

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AMTA Safety Tool Box provides all the necessary parts
Fred Gould, AMTA Director, Certificate of Recognition

Looking for a faster, easier way to submit your SECOR audit electronically? We suggest the AMTA Safety Tool Box.

For employers interested in obtaining further assistance in developing and implementing a health and safety management system that will satisfy the requirements of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program, as well as many of the contractor registries, the Safety Tool Box is an optimum way to go.

The toolbox, available 24/7, contains several Safety in Action video tutorials on topics like Creating Job Task Inventories and Performing Hazard Assessments, which help ensure your company understands health and safety requirements. The program will allow you to download the health and safety program folder structure and then find and download the policies and procedures that are applicable to
your organization.

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