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IHSA program prepares you for provincial working-at-heights standard


December 19, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


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December 19, 2013 – Ontario’s IHSA (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association) says its “Working at Heights—Fundamentals of Fall Prevention” program meets the Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) standard for working at heights training.

Employers are required to provide workers with fall protection training when they will be exposed to fall hazards, and IHSA says this initial standard outlines the learning outcomes required of participants. IHSA has been providing its “Working at Heights—Fundamentals of Fall Prevention” program since the fall of 2010, addressing the basic fall-prevention information workers need to know to work safely in areas where they may be exposed. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize fall hazards and apply appropriate controls. The association says it also offers a program for trainers to become IHSA-registered training providers.