Safety Boot Camp

Length: 
2 weeks in duration (10 days)

Prerequisites to training:

  1. Letter of medical fitness meeting the requirements as laid out in CSA Z 94.4-11.
  2. Over the age of 18.
  3. Ability to read and comprehend English at a grade 9 level.

Purpose of this training:

To provide common, industry accepted standardized training for candidates entering into the mining industry in the NWT. This training shall meet both the Mine Health and Safety Regulations of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and meet acceptable standards and best practices.

A secondary purpose of this training is to meet the legislation laid out in other jurisdictions. Examples of these Jurisdictions include Federal (Canada Labour Code Part II and COHS Regulations which includes authority over Uranium Mining) Alberta (under the Alberta OSH Act, Regulations and Code) and the NWT and NU General Safety Act and Regulations (including Draft Occupational Health and Safety Regulations)

Time required for students to complete program:

63 hours of classroom time and 10 hours of home study.

Certifications to be provided to each student:

  1. MTS Safety boot camp certificate of completion (no expiry)*
  2. Respirator Fit test certification on 2 types of masks valid for 2 years.
  3. Fall Protection Ticket valid for 3 years.
  4. Confined Space Entry (None IDLH) Ticket valid for 3 years. (compliant to CSA Z 1006-10 Entrant, Attendant, First Aid Responder and Dispatcher)
  5. Rescue 7 Standard First Aid and CPR/ with AED certificate valid for 3 years. (or equivalent)
  6. Certificate of completion in the “Leadership in Safety”
  7. MTS WHMIS Certificate of completion (no expiry date).
  8. Industry Canada Restricted Radio Operators Certificate.

*If all PO’s successfully completed

Pass or fail criteria:

Be physically fit to meet the training requirements, attend all training and complete all practical skill stations and written exams where warranted and required.

Written tests will have a minimum passing grade of 70%, correctable to 100%. The practical evaluations will be based upon a pass/ fail criteria.

Students who do not successfully pass examinations, whether written or practical, will be provided with the opportunity to retest no later than 90 calendar days after initial test date. After 90 days the unsuccessful student will be required to repeat the training.

PO 001 Rescue 7 Standard First Aid-

Time: 17.5 hours

Reference and standard to be met:

A) NWT and NU Mine Health and Safety Acts and Regulations,
B) CSA Z1006-10 and
C) Rescue 7 Standard First Aid

Objective - Upon completion of this Performance Objective, the student shall be able to conduct first aid at a Standard First Aid level and meet the first aid training requirements for a “First Aid/ CPR Responder” and “Dispatcher” as defined in CSA standard Z1006-10 Clause 7.1.11

Subjects covered:

  1. Emergency Medical Aid Act (Good Samaritan principals)
  2. Calling for help
  3. Scene Survey including primary assessment
  4. Shock
  5. Severe Bleeding
  6. Choking conscious and unconscious (Adult Child and Infant)
  7. CPR (Adult Child and Infant)
  8. Head and spinal injuries
  9. Burns
  10. Chemical injuries
  11. Eye Injuries
  12. Minor wound care
  13. Fractures, sprains and strains
  14. Environmental conditions
  15. Use of an AED
  16. Use of wrap around carrying devices.

Evaluation process: The student shall prove competence through successful completion of a written exam and practical skills checklist as per the agency (Rescue 7) standards.

PO 002 Fall Protection

Time: 8.5 hours

References:

A) NWT and NU Mine Health and Safety Acts and Regulations,
B) NWT and Nunavut “Code of Practice- Personal Protective Equipment BASICS”

Objective- Upon completion of this performance objective, the Student shall be able to operate safely at heights and meet the required competencies of a competent person.

EO-001 The Student shall recognize hazards of working at heights, and be familiar with current injury stats from the AWCBC and WSCC.
EO-002 The Student shall be able to use and inspect equipment required in working at heights:
    EO- 0021 Harnesses.
    EO- 0022 Helmets.
    EO- 0023 Energy Absorbers.
    EO- 0024 Lanyards and life lines.
    EO- 0025 Carabineers.
    EO- 0026 Self-Retracting lanyards.
EO-003 The Student shall be able to identify, inspect and use engineered Anchor Points.

EO-004 The Student shall be able to recognize requirements for improvised anchor points.
EO-005 The Student shall be able to select, inspect and use standard ladders.
EO-006 The Student shall be familiar with requirements for self-rescue.
    EO-0061 The Student shall be familiar with effects of suspension trauma.
    EO- 0062 The Student shall be familiar with the components of a rescue plan.
EO-007 The Student shall be able to use suspension trauma straps.
    EO- 0071 The Student shall be suspended by a tripod in order to ascertain fit of harness.
    EO- 0072 The Student shall be suspended from a height using a tripod or other safe anchor point and shall demonstrate the use of trauma straps.
EO- 008 The Student shall be able to tie 2 knots.
    EO- 0081 The Student shall be able to tie a bowline knot without instructor assistance.
    EO- 0082 The Student shall be able to tie a prussic knot without instructor assistance.
EO- 009 The Student shall be provided an overview of the concept and requirements of rope access.

Evaluation Process: The Student shall prove competence through successful completion of written examinations and practical demonstrations.

PO 003 Lock out Tag out

Time: 4 Hours

Reference:

A) NWT and NU Mine Health and Safety Acts and Regulations
B) CSA Z460-05 (R2010) Control of Hazardous Energy- Lockout and Other Method’s

Upon completion of this PO the student shall be able to recognize the requirement for Lock out and be able to apply principals of LOTO in their everyday work activities.

EO- 001 The Student shall understand the duties and responsibilities of the Authorized Employee, Superior Authorized Employee, and the Principal Authorized Employee.
EO- 002 The Student shall be able to recognize hazards that may require LOTO.
EO- 003 The Student shall be able to use assessment tools to select the correct means of energy isolation.
EO- 004 The Student shall be able to use various tools and systems that can be used to secure energized items.

Evaluation Process: The Student shall prove competence through successful completion of written examinations and practical demonstrations.

PO 004 WHMIS

Time: 4 hours

Reference: NWT and NU Worksite Hazardous Materials Information System Regulations

Upon completion of this PO the Student, shall be able to understand the key components of the WHMIS system.

EO- 001 The Student will be familiarized with the history of WHMIS and general purpose.
EO- 002 The Student shall understand the roles and responsibilities of workers and employers under the NWT and NU WHMIS Regulations.
EO- 003 The Student shall be able to recognize the WHMIS symbols and the importance of them in protecting themselves and others.
EO- 004 The Student shall be able to recognize the information on a supplier label and use the information to protect themselves and others.
EO- 005 The Student shall be able to prepare a worksite label (with assistance)
EO- 006 The Student shall be provided the opportunity to review an MSDS and use the information to prepare a worksite label and to assist in a first aid scenario.

Evaluation Process: The Student shall prove competence through a written multiple choice examination.

PO 005 Confined Space Entry (None IDLH Environment)

Time: 16 hours

References:

A) CSA Z1006-10
B) NWT and NU Mine Health and Safety Acts and Regulations

Upon completion of this PO the student shall be able to operate safely in a Non IDLH confined space and when combined with all POs’ in this program will meet the requirements of “Entrant” and “Attendant” as defined in CSA Z1006-10 Clause 7.1.6 and 7.1.4

EO-001 The Student shall be provided an overview of related legislation and duties of both workers and supervisors.
    EO- 0011 The Student shall understand their right and duty to refuse unsafe work as stated in the Mine Safety Act.
    EO- 0012 The Student will be able to identify potential confined spaces, as per the regulations.
    EO- 0013 The Student shall be able to identify and explain a minimum of 5 requirements to work in a confined space (without instructor or material assistance.)
    EO- 0014 The Student will be familiarized with requirements to ventilate a confined space.
EO- 002 The Student shall be able to use and inspect equipment used in a confined space.
    EO- 0021 Inspect and use a hard hat correctly.
    EO- 0022 Inspect, clean, and use hearing protection.
    EO- 0023 Select, inspect, clean and use eye protection.
    EO- 0024 Understand markings that identify levels of protection for boots.
    EO- 0025 Selection and requirements for flashlights in a confined space.
    EO- 0026 Review of selection, inspection and use of harnesses.
    EO- 0027 Familiarization with requirements for respiratory protection.
EO- 003 The Student shall be familiar with gas detection devices commonly found in confined space operations.
EO- 004 The Student shall be able to conduct a pre use inspection of and operate a tripod.
EO- 005 The Student will be able to correctly use a sample Confined Space Entry Permit.
EO- 006 The Student shall participate in a mock confined space entry.
EO- 007 The Student will be familiar with rescue considerations for confined space operations.
EO- 008 The Student will be able to operate positive pressure ventilation systems.
Evaluation process: The Student shall participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive written and practical examination.

PO 006 Fit testing

Time: 30 minutes per student

Reference:

A) NWT and Nu Mine Health and Safety Acts and Regulations,
B) CSA 94.4-11,
C) Northwest Territories and Nunavut “Codes of Practice Personal Protective Equipment RESPRIATORY PROTECTION”

Students to be fit tested on an N95 and a half mask to demonstrate principals of fit testing.

Evaluation process: There is no evaluation for this section.

PO 007 Safety Leadership

Time: 5 hours

Reference:

A) MTS “Safety Leadership” Training program
B) NWT and Nu Mine Health and Safety Acts and Regulations.

EO- 001 Explain the fundamental principles of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).
EO- 002 Explain the general OHS duties of employers and workers as outlined within applicable OHS legislation, and the concept of due diligence as it may apply to the enforcement the legislation.
EO- 003 Describe the components of an OHS program, and their specific application to worker safety, including Hazard Assessment and Control, Incident Reporting and Investigation, Workplace Inspections, and Joint Worksite Health & Safety Committees.
EO- 004 Apply a concept of initial response to workplace incidents to enhance worker safety.

Evaluation process: There is no evaluation for this section.

PO 008 Restricted Radio Operators Certification (Aeronautical)

Time: 2.5 hours

Reference:

A) CSA Z1006-10
B) Industry Canada- Restricted Operators Certificate (Aeronautical)

Objective- Student to be trained to operate and meet the licensing requirements of the Restricted Radio Operators License. (Aeronautical)

Evaluation process- Student shall prove competency by successfully completing an Industry Canada approved written examination.

PO 009 Fire Extinguisher Training

Time: 5 hours

Reference:

A) NWT and Nu Mine Health and Safety Regulations
B) NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2013 edition

EO- 001 The Student shall be able to explain the fire triangle.
EO- 002 The Student shall be able to explain some basic characteristics of fire prevention in the workplace.
EO- 003 The Student shall be able to conduct a monthly inspection on a hand held fire extinguisher.
EO- 004 The student shall be able to properly select and safely use a portable (Hand held 5 Lb or less) fire extinguisher for use against a small fire.

Evaluation process: The Student shall fully participate in a practical exercise.

Key references:

(Legislative, Codes of Practice and Standards) used to support this training.

Legislative and Codes of Practice:

Northwest Territories and Nunavut- Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/YourWSCC/Resources/Documents/Mine%20Health%20and%20Safety/NWTMineHealthSafety.pdf

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/Employers/Forms/Documents/Mine_Health_and_Safety_Regs%20EN%20FR.pdf

Northwest Territories and Nunavut- Worksite Hazardous Materials Information System Regulations.

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/YourWSCC/Resources/Documents/Safety%20Regs/WHMIS_NT.pdf

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Codes of Practice- Personal Protective Equipment BASICS

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/YourWSCC/Resources/Documents/Codes%20of%20Practice%20-%20PPE/Personal%20Protective%20Equipment_PPE%20Basics.pdf

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Codes of Practice- Personal Protective Equipment HEARING PROTECTION

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/YourWSCC/Resources/Documents/Codes%20of%20Practice%20-%20PPE/PPE_Hearing%20Protection.pdf

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Codes of Practice- Personal Protective Equipment HEAD PROTECTION

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/YourWSCC/Resources/Documents/Codes%20of%20Practice%20-%20PPE/PPE_Head%20Protection.pdf

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Codes of Practice- Personal Protective Equipment RESPRIATORY PROTECTION

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/Employers/Forms/Documents/PPE_RespiratoryProtection.pdf

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Codes of Practice- Hazard Assessment

http://www.wscc.nt.ca/Workers/Documents/Hazard%20Assessment%20Code%20of%20Practice%20-%20May%2028.pdf

Safety Standards:

CSA- Z94.4-11 “Selection, use and care of respirators”

CSA- Z460-05(R2010) “Control of Hazardous Energy- Lockout and Other Method’s”

CSA- Z1001-13 “Occupational health and safety training”

CSA- Z1006- 10 “Management of work in confined spaces”

NFPA 10 “Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2013 edition.”

Other Resources:

Industry Canada- Restricted Operator Certificate (Aeronautical)

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01397.html

Rescue 7 Standard First Aid and CPR

http://rescue7.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33&Itemid=263&lang=en