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Employers seeking a Recognized Occupational Health and Safety Training Provider


Employers are legally obligated under section 9 of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act to provide occupational health and safety training to their employees.

Whether an employer hires a WorkSafeNB Recognized OHS Trainer Provider or another provider, an employer must ensure that the OHS training providers will meet their training needs by assessing those needs and matching the right trainer with the training requirements of this assessment.

For example, a Recognized OHS Training Provider could have a basic fall protection course that meets WorkSafeNB’s criteria. However, the provider may not have the competency to deliver a more advanced course on how to inspect shock-absorbing lanyards or calculate free-fall distance and clearance. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the provider hired has the knowledge and experience to train the employees for the specific tasks they are assigned.

First aid trainers

An employer must ensure that each employee who is designated as a first aid provider has received training from an approved first aid trainer.

View the list of current approved first aid trainers.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training(other than first aid)

What is a Recognized OHS Training Provider?

The goal of effective training is to better job performance by improving the employee’s knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes. An effective training program is based on adult learning principles and includes needs analysis, clear objectives, a learning plan and appropriate evaluation strategies. WorkSafeNB defines training as a transfer of skills to provide a defined level of competency.

WorkSafeNB developed a Recognized Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training Provider program for workplace training, in conjunction with a committee of private sector trainers. To be recognized by WorkSafeNB, a private sector OHS training provider must meet established criteria related to the development and delivery of the training program material (this includes applying adult learning principals).  Recognized providers are responsible ensuring New Brunswick legislation is accurately referenced in all courses they offer.

When WorkSafeNB has received all required information and documents, training providers will be listed on our website as “Recognition Pending”.  Once we have completed our assessment and they have met the recognition requirements, the provider will receive Recognized OHS Training Provider status.

For OHS Training providers not appearing on our recognition list, it does not mean they are not “good training providers”, it may simply mean that they haven’t applied to the program.

 

Table of the current list of recognized and pending providers:

Recognized OHS Training Provider

OHS Training Provider, Recognition Pending

All Lift Truck Training Scene Safety Company  
Labourers' Training Institute of New  Brunswick Safety First–SFC Ltd.
New Brunswick Construction Safety  Association RST Emergency Response  
Eastern Construction Safety   
Safety Services New Brunswick    
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick   
New Brunswick Community College 
New Brunswick Forest Safety Association 

Leaf Engineering Corporation

Maritime Rescue and Medical

Back In Form Master Trainers

Workplace Safety School of NB Inc.

Kimber & Tucker Safety Coordinators Ltd.

Contendo Training Solutions

HSE Integrated Ltd.

 


Health and safety training provider's waiver

WorkSafeNB has posted this list of the service providers who have initiated or completed the Recognized Occupational Health and Safety Training Provider Program evaluation process.

WorkSafeNB is not a certifying agency and does not certify any of these providers.

Any workplace, individual or group contacting any person or firm on this list must be diligent and ensure that the person or firm on the list is able to provide the intended services to an acceptable standard.

Please note that only a sample of the OHS training provider’s courses have been reviewed with priority being given to zero tolerance courses (fall protection, lock-out, trenching). Recognized providers have been advised that they are responsible for ensuring New Brunswick legislation is accurately referenced in all courses they offer.  If discrepancies between legislation and programming are identified, please contact the provider directly. In the case were no satisfactory outcome is obtained, please contact WorkSafeNB Services’ Program Development and Evaluation department at 506 738-4184 or toll-free 1 800 222-9775 to discuss the discrepancies. 

If an employer has any other concerns about a Recognized OHS Training Provider from our list, please contact us at the numbers above and we will work with the provider to address your concerns and re-evaluate their status, if necessary.

 

 








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