Occupational Health and Safety


SISST offers a range of customized training courses to help you manage risk and maintain an effective prevention culture.

Mélanie Aubé SISST

Drafting Plans, Policies and Procedures

Drafting the internal policies and procedures you need to train your workers requires an in-depth understanding of the legislation and regulations governing occupational health and safety. Your policies and procedures must also accurately reflect your company’s actual situation.

These considerations differ depending on the company’s activities and operations, number of employees, type of building and geographical location.

  • Validation of building compliance in accordance with current municipal fire prevention regulations.
  • Consulting regarding corrective measures needed to ensure compliance with fire department and/or insurance requirements.
  • Guidance in developing and producing your procedural documents.

Expertises SISST

OHS Training

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Confined Spaces / Enclosed Areas

Confined spaces (also referred to as enclosed areas) pose significant risks to the health and safety of the people working within them. In Québec, work in confined spaces caused an average of ten deaths per year between 1998 and 2011.

Québec’s Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (ROHS) defines an enclosed area (i.e., confined space) as “any area that is completely or partially enclosed” and that “is not designed for human occupation, nor intended to be, but may occasionally be occupied for the performance of work.” In addition, this type of space “can represent a risk for the health and safety of anyone who enters, owing to its design, construction or location, its atmosphere, the materials or substances that it contains, or other related hazards.”
(DIVISION I, Section 1)

Only personnel qualified to do so should be authorized to work in confined spaces.

Training will cover:

  • Regulations and procedures
  • Definition of a confined space
  • Identifying risks in confined spaces
  • Understanding and applying the conditions set out in the confined space entry permit
  • Determining appropriate preventive measures
  • Rescue plan
Travail en hauteur

Work at Heights

When should workers use a safety harness? What type and style should they use? How do they wear it? Falls are the most common type of accident in any work environment.

Training will cover:

  • Developing a preventive OHS culture in the workplace
  • Understanding how your operations may pose a risk of falling
  • Identifying and producing a list of collective protection measures
  • How to use personal protection equipment
  • How to properly put on and adjust a safety harness
  • How to safely use ladders, scaffolding and hoisting equipment
  • Understanding the principles of a safety plan
  • Understanding suspension trauma
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Hearing Protection

Deafness is the most commonly reported occupational disease in Québec. The number of workers affected and the related compensation costs are on the rise.
Prévention au Travail magazine

We inform workers about the dangers of exposure to noise and demonstrate the effectiveness of the various hearing protection equipment supplied by their employer.

Training will cover:

  • The effects of noise on health
  • Prevention
  • Protection
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Transport of Dangerous Goods

The transport of certain hazardous material by road requires special precautionary measures. An accident while carrying such materials can cause the formation of a toxic cloud or corrosive liquid leak, or result in an explosion or fire. In addition, a spill can contaminate the soil or water.

Whether you are a carrier, distributor, manufacturer or trucker, we have the specific training that applies to you.

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Lockout / Tagout

We teach the compliant use of protection devices to ensure work safety through the application of the Zero Energy principle to the installation, repair and maintenance of fixed and mobile equipment or machinery. Training will cover:

  • Lockout/tagout procedures for hazardous energy control
  • Alternative methods
  • Identifying responders and establishing their roles
  • Familiarization with the various tools available to facilitate lockout/tagout procedures
  • Conducting a lockout/tagout procedure
  • Applying the rules stipulated for special cases
Fire Exit Emergency Attention Sign

Supervisory Staff Training of supervisory staff

1) Supervisory staff shall be trained in the fire emergency procedures described in the fire safety plan before they are given any responsibility for fire safety. (National Fire Code of Canada 2010)

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Safe Handling of Fire Extinguishers

They’re everywhere, but to most people, they are either invisible or intimidating. An extinguisher can be extremely useful in fighting an early-stage fire, but only if used safely.

Training will cover:

  • The fire triangle
  • Classes of fire
  • Types of extinguishers and their components
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Safe handling and use
  • Safe demonstration on a real fire (propane simulator) with a real firefighter!
Travail chaud

Hot Work

We’ll show you how to safeguard you workers and goods by developing safe work methods in accordance with the insurer’s requirements and the National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) Application for welding.

NFC Application defines hot work as: “Hot works involving open flames or producing heat or sparks (including, without being limited to, cutting, welding, soldering, brazing, grinding, adhesive bonding, thermal spraying and thawing pipes), inside and outside of buildings.”

Training will cover:

  • Identifying other work methods (eliminating risk at source)
  • Understanding the applicable regulatory requirements
  • Identifying the risks associated with hot work
  • Identifying appropriate preventive measures
  • Understanding and applying the hot work procedure
  • Understanding and applying the conditions set out in the hot work permit