Presented at the 2019 Mining Health and Safety Conference
Improved access to health and safety training using the virtual classroom
Kelly Ann Smith, Workplace Safety North
The Mining Health, Safety and Prevention review recommended the “occupational health and safety system must enhance its capacity to respond to the health and safety issues affecting underground mining in Ontario.” One of WSN’s responses to this recommendation was to develop a virtual classroom course for Occupational Health and Safety Act and Mining Regulations, available online in a virtual classroom format. The virtual classroom blends the convenience of online access with the immediacy of a live classroom trainer. Led by an instructor, participants interact with others, view and discuss presentations, engage with learning resources and work in small groups in an online setting. It is perfect for organizations with employees that are geographically spread out, in city centres or remote areas. This technology can help make your workplace safer.