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Version 3.0 of WHSC Compressed Gas program is now available for booking

Version 3.0 of WHSC <i>Compressed Gas</i> program is now available for booking
WHSC has recently released a new, extensively revised version of Compressed Gas.
This three-hour Certification Hazard-Specific module addresses hazards associated with the use of compressed gas in a variety of workplaces. It is designed to equip participants with information that will aid in identifying and assessing compressed gas hazards and recognizing related health effects. Participants will also learn about control measures and applicable legislation.   
In keeping with WHSC program format, this module now includes two core elements. These are addressed when and if this module is delivered on its own or is the first in a series.
Also new to this training program is a discussion on the ergonomic and physical hazards associated with compressed gas and the health effects these hazards can impose.
The most extensive changes are to the legislation section. The module now allows for more time to address the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations.
All sector regulations are now included and sections that address compressed gas are identified and reviewed. Also the discussion on duties of workplace parties is now related specifically to how they apply to compressed gas.
This version allows for a more detailed discussion of applicable sections of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDG) and Fire Protection and Prevention Act.
As well, Version 3.0 includes a section addressing the two standards referenced in the TDG Clear Language Regulations with respect compressed gas: CAN/CSA-B339 – Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods and CAN/CSA-B340 – Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes, and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2.
While Resource Sheet 1 and 2 remain the same, Resource Sheet 3, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Guides, has been deleted. Of the three worksheets in the previous version, one, Principles of Control has been removed. Information addressed by deleted material is covered off elsewhere in the module.
Although some of the Overheads remain the same, many are new and one includes a video clip of a compressed gas, explosion demonstrating the serious consequences compressed gas can impose.
Compressed Gas Version 3.0 is available for booking now by contacting a WHSC training service representative.
A brief course description is available on the WHSC online Training Catalogue where potential buyers can also Request a Quote for onsite delivery of this course.