This course is offered through Contact North and is being Live Streamed, presentations will not be recorded. You must log in each day to attend this live session.
PLEASE NOTE: For those who require certification to serve on Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees, PSHSA offers another course that meets the requirements of Part 1 JH&SC certification (Basic Certification).
An overview of occupational health and safety issues and workplace hazards related to Public Works and Roads Departments and how these hazards may cause injury or illness. Legislative requirements as well as best practices will be discussed with an emphasis on recognizing and effectively controlling these sector specific hazards.
Who Should Attend
Road supervisors, forepersons and other personnel involved with supervision in a municipal setting.
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Monica Szabo has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from University of Waterloo and a diploma in Air/Water Resources Field Technology from Fanshawe College. She completed the Queen’s Operations Leadership Program in 2006. She also completed the Niagara Institute Executive Leadership program in 2015. She is a Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and a ABIH/BCSP Certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST). She has worked in private and public sector firms. In her current roles as Executive Director, Prevention Services she is responsible for directing overall operations for a team of safety professionals who work remotely across Ontario.
Monica’s 25 years of experience in EH&S has included environmental monitoring for such things as radon and formaldehyde across Ontario, testing diesel engine emissions in underground mines, monitoring for exposures to hazardous chemicals and physical agents, training and developing policies and programs, strategic planning, developing customized health and safety programs and managing staff and operations. Monica was the Senior Industrial Hygienist at Metropolitan Toronto for 11 years where she provided all municipal operations including agencies boards and commissions with health and safety support. This included projects such as assessment of lead exposures in gun ranges, noise exposures to Firefighters and EMS, exposure to diesel exhaust in Emergency Services vehicles etc. Her hands on knowledge of municipal operations are extensive.