Work Safely


Safe work principles; New Brunswick rules and regulations related to hygiene, health and safety in the workplace


  • Understand the importance of working safely
    • Discuss the direct and indirect costs and losses associated with workplace incidents and accidents
    • Discuss the human impact of workplace accidents
    • Adopt the Internal Responsibility System when addressing workplace health and safety
  • Apply provincial health and safety legislation to his professional practice
    • Specify the role of WorkSafeNB as New Brunswick’s health and safety regulator
    • Demonstrate how to access WorkSafeNB resources
    • Recognize health and safety resource persons and their roles
    • Apply the basic rights of an employee under the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Explain legislated responsibilities of employees and employers under the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Explain sections of the New Brunswick Health and Safety Regulations that applies to the practice of his profession
    • Apply legislation concerning Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
    • Explain the New Brunswick regulations on workplace violence and harassment
  • Control hazards and risks in the workplace
    • Apply an accident causation model to case studies identifying early causal factor
    • Conduct a basic job hazard analysis for a common task
    • Demonstrate how to prioritize hazard management options according to established processes
    • Apply the necessary measures to handle hazardous situations in the workplace
    • Operate equipment safely according to specified procedures
    • Ensure the application of workplace safety and accident prevention procedures
    • Demonstrate appropriate workplace techniques such as proper lifting and the prevention of repetitive strain injuries
    • Ensure proper use and care of personal protective equipment
    • Take the necessary measures to respond adequately to emergencies
    • Take appropriate measures to address workplace violence and harassment

Content Overview

  • Incidents and accidents in the workplace: Safety Regulations, accident and illness prevention, human impact of workplace accidents, etc.
  • Hazardous situations in the workplace
  • Hazard management
  • New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act: basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Health and safety committee
  • Internal Responsibility System
  • Role of WorkSafeNB
  • WorkSafeNB resources
  • Health and safety resource persons and their roles
  • Sections of the NB Occupational Health and Safety Regulations that applies to the profession
  • WHMIS: definition (WHMIS, GHS, hazardous products, supplier), elements of the WHMIS (labels, Safety Date Sheets, training for the employees), communication system, differences between WHMIS 2015 and WHMIS 1998 and transition, hazard classes for WHMIS 2015, physical hazard classes, categories and types of hazards, pictograms, types of labels and sections (distinction between the labels established in 1998, workplace labels, Safety Data Sheets, categories for hazardous products, regulations for hazardous products, suppliers, employers and workers duties accrording to WHMIS 2015.
  • Personal protective equipment: use and care guidelines and procedures
  • Safe workplace techniques: for example, proper lifting and prevention of strain injuries
  • General Regulation 91-191: Violence and Harassment
  • Workplace Harassment: code of practice, incident report and investigation report
  • Workplace Violence: threat of physical force to cause injury, attempted and actual actions, threatening statements and behaviours