FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2022
Advisory: Safety training certificates extended to February 28
St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL is extending the expiry date for safety training certificates issued for Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, Mine Rescue and Traffic Control Person Level II to February 28, 2022. Given the province’s current public health measures, in-class training courses may not be widely available to workers at this time.
Training providers continue to operate at reduced capacity, and extending certificates will help address the limited capacity. Workers are encouraged to renew training certificates as training becomes available and safe to do so.
During this time, employers and supervisors must continue to assess their worker’s competency to ensure safe work. If competency is not satisfactory, action should be taken accordingly.
As virtual training options are available for the following certification courses their expiry dates are not extended: Traffic Control Person I, Power Line Hazards, Occupational Health and Safety Committee Member/Representative/Designate, Supervisor Health and Safety, and First Aid (blended learning). Please check WorkplaceNL’s online Certification Training Registry for available courses.
WorkplaceNL will provide another update if there are further changes.
For more information, please email: OHS.Training@workplacenl.ca.
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Serving approximately 215,000 workers and 18,000 employers, WorkplaceNL administers an employer-funded, no-fault workers’ compensation system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers compensation to injured workers and their dependents.
Carla Riggs, Director of Communications
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