Working at Elevation

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DOHS 4240

Instructor: Glyn Jones

There are a great number of serious injuries, deaths and hazards that result from working at elevations in comparison to other workplace risks. When a fall occurs from elevations the outcome is usually severe and often fatal.

This program is intended to help the safety practitioner reduce the risks associated with working from elevations. This program is also appropriate for a fall protection program administrator in lieu of, or to compliment, a safety practitioner. At the end of the course, the participant will have the ability to develop, implement, and administer a fall protection code of practice (program) in order to effectively communicate appropriate controls that reduce the risk of working from elevations.


  1. Introduction to Managing the Risk of Working at Elevations
  2. Lessons Learned and Technical Information
  3. Statutes and Standards
  4. Fall Protection Program
  5. Fall Protection Equipment Care and Maintenance
  6. Competency and Communication
  7. Administration, Program Review, and Course Summary

About the instructor:
Glyn is a Partner in the firm EHS Partnerships Ltd. He is a consulting occupational health and safety professional with extensive experience in the field of occupational hygiene, occupational health and safety management systems and risk management. Glyn’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering (B.A.Sc.) and a Masters degree in Occupational Health and Safety (M.A.Sc.). He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), a Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Mr. Jones has over twenty-five years of experience working as a consulting Occupational Health and Safety Professional. He has completed work in heavy industry, manufacturing, the commercial buildings industry, institutional settings and for all levels of government in Canada and overseas. He is frequently invited to lecture in his field and he has been engaged on a number of occasions to teach Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety at the post-secondary level at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, the University of New Brunswick, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Mount Royal University.

He is very active in the community having served as Chair and Treasurer of the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and as President of the Alberta Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

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