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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

WHMIS - Contractor Orientation Program

WHMIS takes approximately 1.5 hrs to complete. This training program consists of 7 modules and their corresponding tests. Pre-tests are designed for people proficient in WHMIS. Pre-tests require a grade of 100% to pass each module. Final Tests require a grade of 80% to pass each module.


Module 1: Legislation

Module 2: Identification and Classification of Hazardous Materials

Module 3: Labelling

Module 4: Material Safety Data Sheets

Module 5: Chemical Hazards

Module 6:  Occupational Health

Module 7:  Health Hazards and Toxicology


Fall Protection Awareness with Practical

Fall Protection Awareness Training Program

Included with the Fall Protection awareness is a one-hour practical session where you will be required to Don and Doff a harness; select, inspect and attach a proper lanyard; examine fall clearance calculations, as well as examine anchor points. A short test will accompany the practical portion of this program.

Fall Arrest with Practical is valid for 2 years.

This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Cost: $78.00


General Orientation

General Orientation - Contractor Orientation Program

Contractors entering onto company property must successfully complete the site orientation program delivered by NORCAT. Proof of training must be carried at all times when working on company projects.

Pre-requisite for General Orientation is Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training dated within one year. General Orientation is valid for a 2 year period.

This course takes approximately 1.45 hours to complete. NORCAT will build orientation programs to suit company and site specific requirements.

Cost $55.00

General Lock Out and Tag Out

General Lock and Tag Training Program

This program discusses the following topics:

  • The locking and tagging procedures for electrical and mechanical equipment
  • The role of all the workers involved in the locking and tagging procedure
  • The information required on the personal lock and tag. Locking out and tagging pipelines and / or process systems
  • Locking out and tagging radioactive sources
  • Lock box systems
  • Legislation pertaining to locking and tagging procedures from Regulations for Mines and Mining Plants (Regulation 854), the Regulations for Construction Projects (regulation 213) and the Regulations for Industrial Establishments (Regulation 851)
Cost: $29.95

Respirator Fit Test

Respirator Fit Testing

NORCAT uses quantitative fit testing methods these quantitative fit testing meets CSA Standard Z94.4 and is therefore recognized by Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations and Vale. NORCAT’s Testing Agents are trained in the regulations pertaining to this program and are competent in selection, use and care of respirators.

Fit test is approximately 10 minutes long and no appointment is necessary.

Cost: $ 20.00

Underground Orientation - Theory

Underground Orientation - Contractor Orientation Program

Pre-requisite for Underground Orientation is a valid NORCAT Contractor Card (General Orientation) and WHMIS. Undergroud Orientation is valid for a period of 2 years. Undergroud Orientation takes approximately 2 hours to complete and, if required, a ½ day of practical.

This course discusses the following topics:

  • Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) requirements for underground workers
  • Terminology of the underground environment. For example, ore body, hanging wall, footwall, head frame, etc.
  • General rules of conduct pertaining to mobile equipment operation, in and out procedures, shaft station procedures, hazard reporting, etc.
  • Safety guidelines pertaining to ventilation, fire procedures, emergency rescue procedures, etc.
  • Underground requirements for personal protective equipment (head, feet, hands, clothing, respiratory, etc.)
  • Ground Control Legislation
  • Ground Control strategies & recognizing ground structure problems. Discusses terms such as slips, faults, joints, dykes, contacts, etc.
  • Different types of ground support systems and sounding and scaling procedures

Underground Orientation - Practical

Underground Orientation - Contractor Orientation Program

This program is required to be completed before an employee can perform any underground work. The pre-requisite for the U/G practical is the underground orientation theory.

The program consists of three modules:

  • U0000-Follow Surface and Underground Induction Procedures
  • U0001-Perform General Inspections
  • U0002- Scale Loose Rock

This course takes approximately 5 Hours.

Cost: $110.00

Confined Space Awareness

Confined Space Awareness Training Program

Confined Space Awareness Internet-based training program delivers essential knowledge to any worker who may work around confined spaces. The Confined Space Awareness program can be used as an introduction to the Confined Space Entry practical training.


Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Confined Space Recognition

Module 3: Atmospheric Hazards

Module 4: General Safety Hazards

Module 5: Requirements for Entry


Confined Space Entry (Ontario)

Confined Space Entry (Ontario) Training Program

The Confined Space Entry course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The training course consists of 6 modules with a final test at the end of each module. A grade of 80% is required to pass each module.


Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Applicable Legislation

Module 3: Confined Space Hazards

Module 4: Atmospheric Hazards

Module 5: General Safety Hazards

Module 6: Administrative Hazard Controls


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Program

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods training course discusses the following topics:

  • TDG terms
  • Classes of dangerous goods
  • The shipping document
  • Safety Marks
  • Packaging
  • Special cases
  • Reporting an accidental release


Specialized / Company Specific Programs

Surface Miner - Common Core (Program #770210)

Surface Miner Common Core Training Program

The 1 day Surface Miner Common Core program consists of 28 modules in total. NORCAT performs the first 3 modules (Section 1) as they are the core minimum modules for entry to a pit, quarry, or excavation site. The 25 specialty modules (Section 2-6) are available upon request.

Section 1: Surface Miner Common Core Modules (Mandatory)

  • U5030 - Work Safely in the Job Environment
  • U5031 - Lock Out and Tag Equipment and Energy
  • U5032 - Operate Hand and Power Tools

These first 3 modules take approximately 8 hours.

Cost: $250.00

Underground Hard Rock Mine Service Type Common Core (Program #770225)

Underground Hard Rock Miner Service Type Common Core Training Program

This program is required to be completed before an employee can perform any underground work.

The program consists of three modules:

U0000 - Follow Surface and Underground Induction Procedures

The general performance objectives includes:  Follow surface and underground induction procedures, by identifying surface and underground areas; responding to emergencies; applying company policies, union contracts and joint health and safety policy; operating communication systems; identifying on-site explosive types and following related handling procedures; and reviewing multi-channel radio use.

U0001 - Perform General Inspections

The general performance objective includes:  Perform general inspections, by wearing, adjusting and maintaining personal protective equipment; erecting safety signs; operating fire extinguishers; maintaining ventilation flow; operating hand and power tools; locking out and/or tagging mobile and fixed equipment; performing emergency evacuation; identifying and reporting water in chutes and hang ups; and practicing good housekeeping.

U0002 - Scaling Loose Rock

The general performance objective includes:  Scale loose rock, by identifying and responding to loose and abnormal ground conditions; identifying and responding to faulty ground support; identifying and responding to workplace hazards; inspecting and preparing the rock for scaling and scaling rock.

Upon successful completion of the Service Type Common Core training plus WHMIS training or proof of WHMIS training, NORCAT will provide the trainee with a NORCAT card plus all documentation of the Service Type common core training.  This level of safety training has proven useful to individuals who wish to secure employment with mining service contractors.  NORCAT does not register the Service Type Common Core.


Full Hard Rock Miner Common Core (Program #770010)

Full Hard Rock Miner Common Core Training Program

The Underground Hard Rock Miner program is 4 weeks in duration. This comprehensive training program complies with the standards set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU). This program incorporates 2 days of theory including information from the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it pertains to the Common Core modules, as well as an in-depth practical session for the remaining 18 working days of the program. In the practical sessions, all aspects of each module are reviewed and practiced. Every module of the training will be completed to the trainee’s personal satisfaction and to the satisfaction of the instructor to ensure the complete working knowledge and skill required for every module.

Each successful graduate of the program will be registered with the MTCU under Program #770010 Underground Hard Rock Miner.

The following modules are included in the program:

U0000 - Follow Surface and Underground Induction
U0001 - Perform General Inspections
U0002 - Scale Loose Rock
U0012 - Perform General Lock Out and Tag

As well as the standard 770010 required modules,
NORCAT also continues the training with the following specialties:

U0003 - Set Up Wooden Staging
U0004 - Drill Rock
U0005 - Rock Bolt Ground
U0006 - Blast Rock
U0010 - Muck with Load Haul Dump Machine
U0011 - Extend Services


Supervisor Training

Common Core for First Line Underground Mine Supervisors
Common Core for First Line Underground Mine Supervisors (#P770121)

The three training elements include computer-based training, classroom instruction, and hands-on task demonstrations.

  • U6100 - Follow Safety Program
  • U6101 - Prepare for Emergencies
  • U6102 - Follow Health and Hygiene Procedures/Guidelines
  • U6103 - Practice Effective Communication
  • U6104 - Manage Work Area Activities
  • U6105 - Manage Employees
  • U6106 - Read and Follow Mine Layouts and Specifications
  • U6107 - Identify Geological Features and Supervise Ground Control Installlations
  • U6108 - Assess, Control and Apply Ventilation Systems in Workplaces

Pre-requisites:

To be registered in Program # 770121 you must:

  • Have a current, standard level Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) approved first aid certificate
  • Have Full Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core accreditation, Program #770010. Modules U0000 to U0012
  • Meet OHSA requirements for competent person

It is the candidate’s responsibility to inform the local Apprenticeship Client Services office of a change of name, address or transfer to a new employer and provide documents as required for registration.

To be accredited in the Underground Hardrock Mining First Line Production/Development Supervisor Common Core Program, the employee must have demonstrated competency in each of the above 770121 Program Modules.

Courses are delivered over a minimum three month period with one week each month for classroom and field instruction. A final complete audit & exam is required after four to six months on the job.

All candidates must be employed by a sponsor employer WITH APPROVED MTCU SIGNING AUTHORITY.

Common Core for Generic Supervisors (#P770141)
Generic Supervisor Common Core

The three training elements include computer-based training, classroom instruction, and hands-on task demonstrations.

  • U6300 - Follow Safety Program
  • U6301 - Prepare for Emergencies
  • U6302 - Follow Health and Hygiene Procedures/Guidelines
  • U6303 - Practice Effective Communication
  • U6304 - Manage Work Area Activities
  • U6305 - Manage Employees
  • U6306 - Assess, Control and Apply Ventilation Systems in the Workplace

Pre-requisites:

To be registered in Program # 770141 you must:

  • Have a current, standard level WSIB approved first aid certificate.
  • Have, as a minimum, MTCU accreditation in the mandatory modules from the appropriate common core program 770130, 770150, 770210, or 770225.
  • Meet the requirements for ‘competent person’ as defined in the OHSA legislation.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to inform the local Apprenticeship Client Services office of a change of name, address or transfer to a new employer and provide the required documents for registration.

To be accredited in the Generic Supervisor Common Core Program, the employee must have demonstrated competency in each of the above 770141 Program Modules.

All candidates must be employed by a sponsor employer WITH APPROVED MTCU SIGNING AUTHORITY.

Supervisor Train the Trainer

The Supervisor Train the Trainer course is based on 3 days. The first session involves instruction in adult-centered teaching methods and principles of learning.

Eighty percent of the course (four days) consists of the participants engaging in lesson planning, presentation/classroom delivery, the emphasis being on skills transfer, evaluations and primarily program development.

The trainer candidate should also be a person of integrity with leadership qualities in his/her area of expertise but above all they must want to do the job, which is demanding. Trainers must have the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to those in their charge and accept full responsibility for their performance while they are in their charge as legal liabilities.


Vale Specific Training

Vale Specific Training - Zero Energy State (ZES) Locking & Tagging Training Programs
Vale ZES CORE

Minimum required ZES program for entry to Vale property. This program is theory only and is meant for non-working personnel who are entering the property. This program provides information on policies regarding actual locking and tagging.

Length: 40 minutes
Cost: $ 29.95


Vale ZES Full Program

This program consists of ZES Core Module ZES001, ZES IEO Module ZES002, and ZES Tagger Module ZES003, and is approximately 3 hours to complete: two hours theory and one hour practical. This program currently has a one-year expiry date, and is intended for personnel who will be performing work on company property.

Length: 3 hours
Cost: $50.00


Vale ZES Remote Tagging ZES003.1

This module will provide knowledge as to how to remotely lock and tag electrical and mechanical isolation devices. Note: The Remote Tagging Module is supplemental (optional) training. It is an application that is applied mostly in the mines. On surface , the power department performs their remote tagging in compliance with Company Procedures and Industrial Standards. Before taking this module, you must have successfully completed the Full ZES Program.

Length: 30 minutes
Cost: $30.00


Vale ZES Mobile Equipment Tagging – ZES003.2

This module will provide knowledge as to how to lock and tag electrical and mechanical isolation devices while working on mobile equipment. The Mobile Equipment Tagging Module is supplemental (optional ) training. Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the Full ZES program.

Length: 10 minutes
Cost: $15.00


Vale ZES Supervisor ZES004

This module will provide those who have supervisory accountability within this program knowledge of how the program is to be administered and changed (if necessary). Before taking this module a supervisory must have successfully completed the Full ZES program as well as the ZES Remote Tagging and ZES Mobile Tagging.

Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $75.00


Vale Global Golden Rules

The Vale Golden Rules program was established by Corporate Vale to demonstrate the value , “Life Matters Most”. These Golden Rules are instructions – Primary Fatality Prevention Controls that are critically important to prevent fatalities. Many of the instructions originate from well established Health & Safety Management System programs in place in the Vale Base Metals business such as: Zero Energy State/Idenfity, Tag, Lock, Check; Confined Space; Working at Heights; WHMIS and Management of Change.

Length: 40 minutes
Cost: $ 29.95


Vale ZES Review

If a client has previously completed the full ZES program and is coming back to renew this program before the one-year expiry date, he/she will complete the ZES review.

Length: 30 minutes
Cost: $ 29.95


Vale ZES 006 Update

As part of the annual training review process all employees and contractors who require certification in the ZES program will review the 2013 ZES Update Module (ZES 006) in addition to the annual ZES Refresher (ZES003R). ZES006 is a one-time learning event (reviewed once only). Those that have already completed the ZES Refresher (ZES003R) this year may review the update module (ZES006) on its own.

Length: 15 minutes
Cost: No charge and no expiry.


Greater City of Sudbury Specific Training

City of Greater Sudbury Specific Training Programs
City of Greater Sudbury Municipal Plants Safety Awareness

All contractors working at City of Greater Sudbury Municipal Plants must complete the Municipal Plants Safety Awareness program to ensure that each worker understands the policies and procedures while working on city property.  Approximately 40 minutes in duration.


City of Greater Sudbury Worksite Safety Awareness

All contractors working on City of Greater Sudbury property must complete the CGS Worksite Safety Awareness program to ensure that each worker understands the policies and procedures while working on city property.  Approximately 40 minutes in duration.


Sudbury Integrated Nickel Opperations Specific Training

Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations Specific Training Programs
Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations Nickel Rim South Truck Driver Indoctrination

This program introduces participants to Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations’ policies and procedures when working on site.  Also covered are the rules of the road and road safety, location of Security and sign-in, hazards associated with the site and surface orientation.


Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations Smelter Trucker Indoctrination

This program introduces participants to driver safety awareness, railway crossings, speed limits, personal protective equipment required at the entrances to the site, mobile equipment encountered while on site, emergency procedures, reporting accidents and injuries, environmental spills and slips and falls.


For information about Contractor Orientation please contact NORCAT:

Phone: 705-521-8324, ext. 401
Fax: 705-670-2193