Health & safety certification for the mining industry

Hamilton, ON (March 23, 2011) – The Yukon Mine Training Association and the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), have developed a generic online certification e-course for first line supervisors in the mining and resource-related industries.

Core Competencies for First Line Supervisors – Yukon Mining is part of the process towards obtaining the Permanent First Line Supervisors Certificate, as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the Yukon. The ultimate goal of this training is to achieve "Safeproduction”, which is achieved through the work of competent people – including workers and all levels of supervisors/management. Competent people know and comply with the applicable legislation, know and consistently apply appropriate company operating procedures and consistently demonstrate a level of performance which satisfies the company standards.

This course is specifically developed for front line supervisors in the mining and related industries in the Yukon Territory. Participants working towards the Yukon Permanent First Line Supervisor Certificate are required to also complete other on-the-job requirements. It may also be beneficial to others in the mining or exploration industry, including managers, supervisors, team leaders, and health and safety committee members.

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are reviewed by expert representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

For more information on Core Competencies for First Line Supervisors – Yukon Mining, please visit the CCOHS website.






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