As a result of new health and safety legislation that comes into effect July 1, 2014, employers are now required to ensure all workers complete an occupational health and safety awareness training program.This training is now mandatory for all Brock employees (faculty, staff and student employees), including both existing and new employees.“This Regulation was introduced as a result of a provincial expert advisory panel on occupational health and safety,” says Leigh Harold, Brock’s director of Health, Safety & Wellness. “The panel was struck following the deaths of four workers who fell from a scaffold in Toronto on Christmas Eve 2009.”Health, Safety & Wellness at Brock currently delivers a two-hour “Need to Know” training session, as well as a one-hour new employee orientation session as part of the University’s Human Resources on-boarding program. These sessions have now been rolled into one new training program to ensure compliance with the new regulations.Training for the Brock community will largely be delivered through an online module. Departments can also request an in-class training session by Health, Safety & Wellness staff via email at email@example.comSupervisors must ensure that all employees under their responsibility complete this training as soon as possible.The online training program is available at brocku.ca/hr-ehs/environment-health-safetyEmployees can also access the training program on Isaak – Brock’s Sakai-based learning management system website at https://lms.brocku.caIsaak/Sakai uses the same account and password as the my.brocku.ca online portal.Employees are required to print the page when you select the “Submit for Grading” button after completing the quiz and provide it to your supervisor.If you experience difficulties accessing the training program or have any questions, contact Brock Health, Safety & Wellness at x5994 or x3123.
In this 140-character world, it’s becoming more and more important to explain complicated concepts in clear and succinct language – and knowledge mobilization is becoming a key component for all grant applications. This workshop will examine the concepts of knowledge mobilization, “plain language,” and strategies to make your work more widely understood. Caitlin Mahy from the Department of Psychology and Stephen Cheung from the Department of Kinesiology will share their experiences in these areas.This workshop is co-facilitated by knowledge mobilization specialist Jayne Morrish and ORS research communications officer Cathy Majtenyi. April 27, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Plaza 600F. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org