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    • March 13, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ballantrae Community Centre - 5592 Aurora Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville
    • 16

    ARBORIST INJURY PREVENTION WORKSHOP

    DATE: Friday March 13, 2020      TIME: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    LOCATION: Ballantrae Community Centre - 5592 Aurora Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville

    PRICE: Member: $200.00  Non-Member: $250.00

    CEU's: 6

    INSTRUCTOR: Raymond Parker

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

    Are you confident that your employees are prepared to go to work everyday knowing how to prevent the #1 most common injury in Ontario?  

    There were over 250,000 lost-time injuries in CANADA in 2017.  With Ontario having the second highest injury rates out of all provinces, according to reports published in 2018, something has to be done to educate the workforce to prevent this trend from rising. 

    This Injury Prevention Program follows the guidelines set out by the ministry that now requires legally employers/employees to mitigate and control MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) risks in the workplace.

    The Arboriculture industry puts workers at a great risk for these disorders and injury risk through movement especially with the nature of expected daily tasks.

    This course allows each tree care company that undertakes the training to move ahead of the curve when it comes to learning how to move in and out of the workplace. This one-of-a-kind program is designed to educate through practical, hands-on experience to prevent these types of injuries, specific to the arborist industry.  The program allows the attendee to learn how to handle the very tools, equipment, and materials that they would see in their everyday work life - having first been taught BY A CERTIFIED COACH in a team building atmosphere!

    Topics covered:

    ·         Manual Material Handling (MMH)

    ·         Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)

    ·         Posture and Risk Factors

    ·         Stretching an Muscle Activation (Task specific)

    Agenda for day: 
    1. 8hr day with lunch and breaks
    2. Employee handbook with actionable items to correct both posture and wellbeing at work and at home.
    3.Powerpoint presentation highlighting MSD risk and industry-related media
    4. Movement workshop with trade and gym tools to teach real-world movement and injury prevention (the majority of the time)
    5. Stretch and activation hazard matrix laminated for service vehicle/truck/personal reference specific to industry tasks
    6. Electronic copies of all materials presented

      INSTRUCTOR Information:

      Raymond is a trade professional with experience sitting on health and safety boards with various companies in the industry. As a certified trainer and movement coach he created a workshop that teaches the fundamentals of how to prevent injuries through proper movement, posture, and stretching; instantly resulting in a reduction of injuries for the workforce.

      Testimonials from OCAA members:

      “Good for all staff. Will be delivering this annually to all my staff.  Better than any injury prevention course ever taken in my career.  We merged the “laboratory” with the workplace. Laboratory being the gym, where people use precision tools in a controlled environment to safely and accurately use their bodies to perform work. Then applied these accurate movements to the arborist’s workplace. Team was fully engaged. No “prisoners” participated.”

                                                                                             Kevin Mengers, Advanced Tree Care Inc.

      “The Arborist Prevention course was very helpful. It had changed my view on many of my original morning routines. 

      The course provided me with many ways of how I can work and what I can do before I start work. Such as important stretches and ways to lift so that I can take care of my body in such a labour intensive job. 

      As Safety Rep at Shady Lane I put together booklets which consist of the everyday stretches we should be doing to not strain or injure ourselves in our everyday work. 

      Overall, The course was great and I recommend it to anyone who would want to be educated on how we can feel great everyday and prevent injuries.

                                                                               Daron Sakaloglu, Shady Lane Expert Tree Care

      Payment must be received prior to attending the workshop.

      - E-transfers are accepted and can be emailed to info@OntarioOCAA.com.

      Cheques can be made out to OCAA and mailed to PO Box 1061 Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0.

      Please be sure to reference your online invoice number. 

      If you have any questions please contact the office at 416-705-6556 or info@OntarioOCAA.com


      • March 27, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville
      • 60

      This session is a must for company owners, plant health care specialist and arborists to stay up to date with new information on pests and control methods.  Speakers will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. 

      Check back here, for an update on the details, closer to the date of the Seminar. 

      Participants should be prepared to discuss treatments, options, scouting reports, questions from the floor.

      *Lunch WILL be Included* 

      When: Friday March 27 2020

      Where: Ballantrae Community Centre - 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville

      Time:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

      Instructor:  Various Speakers - Stay Tuned for the AGENDA

      CEUs: Certified Arborist = 6


      • March 28, 2020
      • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 17474 Warden Avenue, Newmarket
      • 9

      Under Ontario’s labour legislation, owners of articulated cranes under 16,000 lbs capacity must accredit their operators. This one-day certification course provided by Bob Foran of Foran Training Inc combines practical and theoretical aspects of crane safety and operation for experienced operators. Learn how to improve operator safety, increase operator productivity, extend the life of your crane and reduce crane down-time. This course has been developed to meet the intent of regulations contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario).

      *Lunch WILL be Included*

      When: Saturday March 28 2020

      Where: Shady Lane Expert Tree Care
      17474 Warden Avenue, Stouffville (GPS Newmarket)

      Time:  7:30 am to 4:00 pm 

      Price:
      Member:
      $375.00 Non-Member: $475.00

      Instructor:  Bob Foran - Foran's Training Inc.

      CEUs: 7

      • April 02, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville
      • 60

      How to Prepare: Workplace Inspections, Accidents and Investigations

      Where: Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville (Ballantrae)

      When: Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

      CEU's: 6

      Various Instructors 

      Arboriculture is a dangerous occupation and, unfortunately, injuries and deaths occur every year in Ontario. Tree Care Companies are required to provide safety training to staff and to ensure that workplace hazards are minimized or eliminated.

      What happens when a workplace inspection occurs?

      What is the difference between a scheduled and non-scheduled workplace inspection?

      What happens during a MOL critical accident investigation?

      What can you expect from your local fire department for a high angle rescue?

      What should be done in case of a critical and non-critical accident

      Recent Critical Accidents – what lessons can be learned from these tragedies.

      The more you know about what can happen during inspections, the better you can identify gaps in your workplace safety program and the better your company (and its employees) will survive to live long and prosper.

      • April 03, 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • April 04, 2020
      • 4:00 PM
      • 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville
      • 60

      Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulates Workplace Safety Education in Ontario and has set laws regarding First Aid called Regulation 1101. The OCAA makes this essential safety training an easy step for employers. Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems will outline Compliance Policies, Hazardous Products Act and associated Controlled Products

      *Lunch WILL be Included*

      When: Friday & Saturday April 3 & 4 2020

      Where: Ballantrae Community Centre - 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville

      Time:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

      Instructor:  Marun Achkar from The life Saving Company

      CEUs: Certified Arborist = 14


      • April 17, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • TBA
      • 60

      Rope: Your Lifeline

      CEU's = 6

      More details to come!!!

      • April 24, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • CLC Tree Service, 7024 Kerr Road, London
      • 16

      ARBORIST INJURY PREVENTION WORKSHOP

      DATE: Friday April 24, 2020      TIME: 8:00am - 4:00pm

      LOCATION: CLC Tree Service - 7024 Kerr Road, London

      PRICE: Member: $200.00  Non-Member: $250.00

      CEU's = 6

      INSTRUCTOR: Raymond Parker

      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

      Are you confident that your employees are prepared to go to work everyday knowing how to prevent the #1 most common injury in Ontario?  

      There were over 250,000 lost-time injuries in CANADA in 2017.  With Ontario having the second highest injury rates out of all provinces, according to reports published in 2018, something has to be done to educate the workforce to prevent this trend from rising. 

      This Injury Prevention Program follows the guidelines set out by the ministry that now requires legally employers/employees to mitigate and control MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) risks in the workplace.

      The Arboriculture industry puts workers at a great risk for these disorders and injury risk through movement especially with the nature of expected daily tasks.

      This course allows each tree care company that undertakes the training to move ahead of the curve when it comes to learning how to move in and out of the workplace. This one-of-a-kind program is designed to educate through practical, hands-on experience to prevent these types of injuries, specific to the arborist industry.  The program allows the attendee to learn how to handle the very tools, equipment, and materials that they would see in their everyday work life - having first been taught BY A CERTIFIED COACH in a team building atmosphere!

      Topics covered:

      ·         Manual Material Handling (MMH)

      ·         Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)

      ·         Posture and Risk Factors

      ·         Stretching an Muscle Activation (Task specific)


      Agenda for day: 

      1. 1. 8hr day with lunch and breaks
      2. 2. Employee handbook with actionable items to correct both posture and wellbeing at work and at home.
      3. 3.Powerpoint presentation highlighting MSD risk and industry-related media
      4. 4. Movement workshop with trade and gym tools to teach real-world movement and injury prevention (the majority of the time)
      5. 5. Stretch and activation hazard matrix laminated for service vehicle/truck/personal reference specific to industry tasks
      6. 6. Electronic copies of all materials presented

      INSTRUCTOR Information:

      Raymond is a trade professional with experience sitting on health and safety boards with various companies in the industry. As a certified trainer and movement coach he created a workshop that teaches the fundamentals of how to prevent injuries through proper movement, posture, and stretching; instantly resulting in a reduction of injuries for the workforce.

      Testimonials from OCAA members:

      “Good for all staff. Will be delivering this annually to all my staff.  Better than any injury prevention course ever taken in my career.  We merged the “laboratory” with the workplace. Laboratory being the gym, where people use precision tools in a controlled environment to safely and accurately use their bodies to perform work. Then applied these accurate movements to the arborist’s workplace. Team was fully engaged. No “prisoners” participated.”

                                                                                             Kevin Mengers, Advanced Tree Care Inc.

      “The Arborist Prevention course was very helpful. It had changed my view on many of my original morning routines. 

      The course provided me with many ways of how I can work and what I can do before I start work. Such as important stretches and ways to lift so that I can take care of my body in such a labour intensive job. 

      As Safety Rep at Shady Lane I put together booklets which consist of the everyday stretches we should be doing to not strain or injure ourselves in our everyday work. 

      Overall, The course was great and I recommend it to anyone who would want to be educated on how we can feel great everyday and prevent injuries.

                                                                               Daron Sakaloglu, Shady Lane Expert Tree Care

      Payment must be received prior to attending the workshop.

      - E-transfers are accepted and can be emailed to info@OntarioOCAA.com.

      Cheques can be made out to OCAA and mailed to PO Box 1061 Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0.

      Please be sure to reference your online invoice number. 

      If you have any questions please contact the office at 416-705-6556 or info@OntarioOCAA.com

      • April 25, 2020
      • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 7024 Kerr Road, London ON
      • 9

      Under Ontario’s labour legislation, owners of articulated cranes under 16,000 lbs capacity must accredit their operators. This one-day certification course provided by Bob Foran of Foran Training Inc combines practical and theoretical aspects of crane safety and operation for experienced operators. Learn how to improve operator safety, increase operator productivity, extend the life of your crane and reduce crane down-time. This course has been developed to meet the intent of regulations contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario).

      *Lunch WILL be Included*

      When: Saturday April 25 2020

      Where: CLC Tree Services 7024 Kerr Road, London

      Time:  7:30 am to 4:00 pm 

      Instructor:  Bob Foran - Foran's Training Inc.

      CEUs: Certified Arborist = 7


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