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Continuing Medical Education

OHS Awareness Learning Module

October 28 , 2016

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has developed required training courses for all medical staff of Covenant Health. To be granted privileges at a Covenant Health facilty, all new Covenant Health medical staff must complete both the OHS Awareness for Workers and OHS Awareness for Leaders Courses and send in proof of completion to Medical Affairs.

Learning Modules

  1. Incident/Injury Reporting Process - VIDEO
  2. OHS Awareness for Workers  (45 minutes in length)  
  3. OHS Awareness for Leaders    (45 minutes in length) 

Instructions

  1. Complete the online learning module – OHS Awareness for Workers  (45 minutes in length).
  2. Complete the online learning module – OHS Awareness for Leaders    (45 minutes in length)(still in construction).
  3. Once complete, a certificate of completion is generated for the user. The certificate needs to be sent to Medical Affairs as proof.
  4. Submit this certificate to Medical Affairs as proof of completion by either taking a screen shot and emailing, or scanning and emailing, to medicalaffairs@covenanthealth.ca, or faxing to 780.735.9921.

In-person Sessions are also available for OHS Awareness for Workers and OHS Awareness for Leaders by calling 780.342.8070 or emailing at  OHS@covenanthealth.ca.

OHS ALERT

As of January 1, 2014, ticketing came into effect to any medical staff for OHS legislation violations and non-compliance to the Covenant Health OHS program.

According to the Government of Alberta, physicians must consider their occupational health and safety responsibilities as both employers (where they are the actual employer) and as workers/contractors.

Physicians who work in a hospital setting have responsibilities as workers/contractors to ensure the health and safety of themselves and other workers while engaged in their occupation.

As a worker/contractor physicians must, according to legislation:

  • wear personal protective equipment required by their employer.
  • follow health and safety procedure developed by the employer.
  • participate in apply training provided by the employer regarding safe operations of equipment or harmful substances they may be exposed to.
  • refuse to do work that may put them or another worker in "imminent danger."
  • not perform work they are not competent to do unless they are under the supervision of a competent worker.
  • take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and other workers while performing their duties.
  • immediately report to their employer any equipment that is unsafe or not functioning properly.

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