Safety and Medical

Safety Development


Safety management can reduce injury and production loss on all your sites and projects. That’s why we can work with your company to develop a Safety Program tailored to your specific industry. Because financial burdens—such as job interruptions, replacement worker training, lost time injuries and WCB premiums—can be reduced when the right safety programs are in place and administered properly.

We systematically employ our tried-and-true comprehensive and proactive process for managing safety risks. But we don’t stop there. We can also administer and monitor your safety program for you. We will make sure your company and sub-contractors are always in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Acts and Regulations governing your company’s industry. And, we will implement key processes for identifying hazards and evaluating and managing risks. Contact us today to find out how Canadian OnSite Medical can manage your existing health and safety programs for you. Contact Us

A.T.V. Operation


Regardless of your previous experience, this program will be applicable for all operators. Beginners will discover the required information and experience to gain the knowledge to operator their A.T.V. safely. Our main objective is to provide you the necessary skills for safe operatorion and reduce the risk of any injury during usage.

Whether you’re a worker, employer, contractor or simply a rider, you should always be aware of the potential hazards, legislative requirements, and industry standards associated with this type of equipment operation.

Safety, on and off the job site, is always a priority.


  • An eight-hour certified workshop identifying the fundamentals for safe operation.
  • A review of regional and industry regulations
  • Understanding the equipment and components of your equipment
  • Understand why a pre-use inspection is necessary
  • Safe operation with hands on skill tests

Confined Space Rescue



  • Entering tanks without testing or re-entering without retesting.
  • Using improperly maintained equipment that may promote hazardous emissions.
  • Using oxygen to ventilate spaces.
  • Welding in a tank without checking neighbouring compartments.


  • Identification and assessment of hazards.
  • Development of procedures for entry into potential confined spaces.
  • Risk identification for workplace safety committees.
  • Assistance in unders tanding pertinent confined space legislation.
  • Instruction on enabling air monitoring of toxic atmospheres during pre-entry assessment and while performing work in confined spaces.
  • Level II and III training available for advanced confined space knowledge, interactive exercises, rescue scenarios and SCBA and tripod usage.

Refuge Stations

Refuge Station Training


Mine rescue operations are extremely complex and involve a tremendous amount of risk and may take several hours or days. Through a commitment to research, planning and training, your chances of survival can greatly improve. Since most companies don't encounter such operations on a routine basis, the Refuge Station (Permanent or Portable) program will provide the workers with the necessary fundamentals of operating a refuge station while waiting for a rescue.

Managing risk includes mandatory continuing education and skills documentation programs. The job-specific training is realistic, practical and controlled in a safe environment. Our program reinforces learning through a variety of hands on approaches and your instruction is always customized to resolve specific challenges presented your agency and their personnel.

Course Outline

  • Federal, Provincial & State regulations
  • Refuge stations requirements
  • Construction and location
  • Air supply
  • Internal Equipment
  • Refuge station procedures
  • Permitted uses of refuge stations
  • Inspections
  • Medical Aid
  • Dietary Requirements




  • Software is easy to use, intuitive, affordable and accessible.
  • Flexible - so companies or individuals can work around busy schedules.
  • The course is only twelve lessons long and takes approximately five hours to complete.
  • Each lesson consists of a study, check and test section. Students can repeat any lesson as often as required.


  • Law at work
  • Workplace hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Personal physical care
  • Housekeeping
  • Ladders and scaffolding
  • Machinery, tools equipment
  • Mobile equipment
  • Excavating and trenching
  • Emergency response

Defensive Driving Program


Developed by the Canadian Safety Council, this program provides you or your employees with the knowledge and skills to be the most safety-conscious driver.

For employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job, safe driving is a matter of occupational safety. However, an estimated nine out of ten time-loss injuries happen off the job, not counting employees who take time off to care for an injured family member.

When a company driver is involved in a crash, insurance rates can skyrocket. In addition, indirect costs (whether the worker was driving on or off the job) can include recuperation time, re-staffing, retraining and lost productivity.

Fewer collisions to company vehicles will help control insurance costs and safe drivers lose less time from work because they avoid collisions. That is why a defensive driving course can benefit all employees ( and family members) who hold a current driver’s license. This program is designed to teach your employees and their families how to drive safely.

Safety, on and off the job site, is always a priority.


  • A seven-hour certified hands on workshop identifying the fundamentals for safe driving.
  • A review of regional regulations and local laws
  • Case studies and written exercises
  • Student manual

Fire Extinguisher Training


Fire is one of the most common hazards either in the workplace or at home. The importance for you or your employees to know how to properly use a fire extinguisher to prevent injury or property damage is imperative on any worksite. Of course, fire prevention is always the best safety policy to follow, but prevention is not always possible. This program teaches the student how to calmly and effectively deal with fires and correctly use a fire extinguisher.


A four-hour certified workshop identifying the fundamentals for safe operation.
  • Regulations
  • Fires and Extinguishers
  • Elements of fire
  • Types of extinguishers
  • Proper Usage
  • Special considerations: class A, B & C fires
  • Inspection
  • Procedures during the fire
  • Procedures after the fire
  • Performance Objectives

This course will measure competence on each of the performance objectives:

Regardless of your previous experience, this program is applicable to all personnel on your worksite. Personnel will discover the required information and experience to gain the knowledge to operator a fire extinguisher safely.

Workers, employers and contractors should always be aware of the potential hazards, legislative requirements, and industry standards associated with this type of equipment operation.

Safety, on and off the job site, is always a priority.

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SCBA Training

Regardless of your previous experience, this program is applicable to all SCBA users. Beginners will discover a wealth of information and experienced personnel will potentially bridge the gaps in their knowledge of safe operating procedures. You can then put your new knowledge and your current experience together to become safer by reducing the risk of injury by providing you with the necessary knowledge and skills as required by the regulations.

By participating fully in this program, you will:
  • Gain an understanding of the current regulations that govern SCBA operation in your area.
  • Study the most common types of SCBA and components.
  • Understand why you should conduct a pre-use equipment inspection and a workplace inspection, what to look for, and how to complete the inspection forms.
  • Learn techniques and strategies for safely operating a SCBA.
  • Have the opportunity to practice operating a SCBA to enable you to meet a basic measurable level of skill.

This program is recognized by industry as meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements and national standards for the safe operation of all SCBA's.

Ground Disturbance



  • The course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors and employees who are required to develop, plan and implement any kind of ground disturbance on any worksite.
  • Workers, employers, contractors and owners need to be aware of the potential hazards, legislated requirements and industry standards associated with ground disturbance.
  • Safety, on and off of the job site, is always a priority.


  • An eight-hour certified workshop identifying potential ground disturbance risks.
  • A review of permit requirements.
  • How to locate and identify underground hazards.
  • A summary of applicable regulations.
  • Comprehensive overview of safety requirements.
  • Instruction about how to minimize the impact on the environment.
  • Each student with a three-year certificate when the course is completely.

This program is recognized by industry as meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements and national standards for the safe operation of all SCBA's.

Ice Water Rescue Program


In Canada an average of 200 people die every year due to cold water immersion. Cold water immersion deaths occur during recreational activities, such as fishing, snowmobiling and skating, as well as amongst commercial workers involved in ice roads and winter mining projects.

Canadian OnSite's Ice Water Rescue Program will provide the participants with the knowledge to recognize all ice dangers and with the techniques to safely rescue victims from the ice. Students will participate in in-classroom learning, will go through self-rescue drills using various tools and techniques, and will be involved in numerous rescue scenerios. This program, conforming to NFPA 1670 standards, is designed for rescue professionals and for workers who may be called upon in emergent rescue situations. Upon successful completion, the student will be trained as an Ice Water Rescue Technician and will be able to be an active Ice Water Rescue Team Member.


Day 1 - Classroom

  • Overview NFPA Standards
  • Ice properties
  • Management and Preplanning
  • First Aid & Hypothermia
  • Gear and Equipment
  • Communications
  • Rope Work
  • Day 2 - On Ice

  • Ice Structure
  • Getting ready & safe planning
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Ice Equipment selection
  • Rescue
  • Medical Aid
  • H2S Alive


    • A critical course for any field personnel in a variety of industry applications.
    • This eight-hour program is accredited by the Petroleum Industry Training Service
      (PITS / ENFORM).


    A combination of theory, case studies and practical lectures to maximize learning.

    In-depth coverage of:

    • H2S properties.
    • Possible locations of H2S.
    • Health hazards.
    • P e rsonal Protective equipment (PPE).
    • Emergency response plans including rescue techniques.
    • Each participant must successfully demonstrate all
    • practical exercises and pass a written exam.
    • A wallet card will be issued and is valid for three years.

    Safety Management



    • Knowing the safety dynamics in your workforce -- every site and company is different.
    • This eight-hour program is accredited by the Petroleum Industry Training Service
      (PITS / ENFORM).
    • Understanding the importance of enforcing safety policies and procedures and everyone's role and responsibility for safety.
    • In today's world, where safety is paramount, advanced safety strategy can turn into a competitive advantage later.


    • Eight hours of instruction -- including hands-on learning -- centred on conducting job hazard analyses, running safety meetings and doing onsite incident investigations and reporting.
    • Teaching hazard assessment and control, safe job practices and Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • An easy-to-unders tand summary of Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
    • How to set up and run Occupational Health and Safety committee meetings and in-company "toolbox" meetings.
    • All the steps to conduct safety inspections.
    • A review of emergency preparedness and planning.

    Trasportation of Dangerous Goods


    • Being aware of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations.
    • Identifying the classifications and compatibility groups of Dangerous Goods.
    • Understanding all the safety placards and labels.
    • Knowing what proper containment means.


    • A four-hour overview and education of all key information and TDG legislation.
    • The necessary training for personnel to be in complete compliance with Transport Canada's TDG regulations.
    • Demonstrations on how to fill out re quired documentation correctly.
    • Incident reporting and emergency response information.
    • Oxygen therapy.
    • Automatic External Defibrillation. (AED)
    • A nationally recognized, wallet-sized TDG card for each student.

    Workplace Hazardous Materials



    • Cautionary labelling of containers of WHMIS control led products.
    • Cleaning products, solvents, paints, glues, and toners are just some of the hazardous materials which, if not used properly, can have adverse health effects.
    • The provision of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
    • Worker education programs.


    • The ability to implement and maintain WHMIS in your workplace.
    • Education on the latest information on the legislation governing WHMIS.
    • The assurance your work site is safe in accordance to the regulations.
    • Employee education and training on safe storage, handling and use of hazardous materials.

    Basic Trauma Life Support

    Basic Trauma Life Support Progams


    • Designed for first responders, ambulance personnel and hospital staff who deal with trauma patients.
    • Advanced and Re-certification courses are also available upon request.


    • Two-day trauma assessment and treatment instruction.
    • Lectures in addition to hands-on experience with oxygen delivery devices, basic airway devices, spinal motion restriction (immobilization) equipment and extrication devices.
    • A BTLS certificate and wallet card upon completion of the course.

    CPR/First Aid



    • Research shows that just by getting trained in First Aid, individuals become more aware of potential dangers and can reduce their risk of personal injury by up to 45%.
    • Ninety percent of all injuries are predictable and preventable, however, injuries and medical emergencies still do happen.


    • Emergency Medical Services System instruction.
    • Critical emergency action principles.
    • How to treat airway and breathing emergencies.
    • How to deal with heart-related emergencies and strokes.
    • How to keep bleeding and shock manageable.
    • How to perform a secondary survey.
    • Disease transmission prevention.
    • Head, spine, muscle and skeletal injury information.
    • How to handle poisons, substance abuse/misuse and sudden medical conditions.

    First Responder Programs


    • All participants must have current CPR level "C" and First Aid certification.
    • Approximately one month before the course begins participants will receive the First Responder Provider Manual to review.
    • Canadian OnSite Medical can provide this course to virtually any community, industrial site or worksite in Canada.


    • A 66-hour, hands-on session taught by professionals with field experience.
    • Short lectures, video instruction and practical exercises.
    • A complete description of the role of the First Responder.
    • Instruction on how to use First Responder equipment safely and effectively.
    • An overview of the basic functions of an EMS system.
    • Interactive sessions on how to manage medical emergencies such as unconscious patients, heart attacks, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies.
    • Each student with First Responder Certification after completing the course.

    EMS Standby

    Canadian OnSite is able to provide Medical Standby Coverage – We offer the highest level of pre-hospital care, employing all levels of paramedics for medical standby coverage complete with equipment and vehicles, if necessary. You can count on having the highest-trained experts there when you need them. Simply call us to understand your requirements for coverage according to Occupational Health Regulations. We can work with you for ensuring your site always has the necessary medical coverage.


    • Level 1, 48 weeks
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • Basic Splinting
    • Oxygen Therapy
    • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)
    • Each student with a three-year certificate when the course is completely.

    INTERMEDIATE Care Paramedic (ICP)

    • Pre-requisite PCP program
    • Level 2, 21 weeks
    • Cardiology and Pharmacology
    • IV therapy

    Acute Care Paramedic (ACP)

    • Pre-requisite: PCP program
    • Level 3, 60 weeks
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Basic Trauma Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
    • Cardiology and Pharmacology
    • IV therapy