The OPH Emergency Management Program module outlines staff responsibilities in emergency preparedness and response and reviews key concepts in the OPH Emergency Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.

This fall prevention online learning is designed to give personal support workers, volunteers, and informal caregivers valuable information regarding falls and fall prevention.

This training is based on current literature, the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum and best practices in fall prevention.

This is a free on-line course on Breastfeeding. The course is set up in an easy to access “Topics” format. Please create a login and take the course at your own pace. Once you have successfully completed the course, you can request a completion certificate.

Personal Services Settings (PSS) refer to those businesses that provide hairstyling and barbering, tattooing, micropigmentation, ear and body piercing, electrolysis, manicure and pedicure or aesthetics services to the public. The PSS training offers you information on general infection prevention and control best practices (IPAC), and allows you to select service-specific modules for the services you offer. This training is filled with interesting and informative facts to help you understand IPAC concepts as they apply to your business.

While OPH recognizes your experience as personal service workers or (PSWs), it is essential to know how to protect yourself and your client from getting infections, as all clients could potentially be infectious. Simple steps can be taken to reduce the risk of spreading and/or contracting blood-borne diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or other infectious agents such as bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi.

The training also includes an overview of the role of the Public Health Inspector and what would be considered during an inspection. The training takes you through the various requirements of the Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices at Personal Services Settings and allows you to test your knowledge with quizzes.

As an OPH employee you play an important role in promoting infection prevention and control, whether or not you have direct contact with clients or the public. Hand hygiene is  the cornerstone to preventing most infections and protecting client safety. Following good hand hygiene practices will also help to keep you and your family safe.

This online training module will help you to increase your knowledge and skills on how to perform hand hygiene and why this is important. While the settings in the video may not be exactly like your work environment, the basic principles and techniques for hand hygiene apply to all environments and situations. 

The early years are an important time to establish healthy behaviours that will promote children’s development, readiness to learn and life-long health. Child care is ideally placed to help children develop healthy behaviours and to support parents to provide healthy eating and active play at home. The Child Care Healthy Eating and Active Living training will provide you with information on the importance of healthy eating and active play for young children and ideas to implement the Child Care Healthy Eating and Active Living Guidelines in your child care setting.

The early years are an important time to establish healthy behaviours that will promote children’s development, readiness to learn and life-long health. Child care is ideally placed to help children develop healthy behaviours and to support parents to provide healthy eating and active play at home. The Child Care Healthy Eating and Active Living training will provide you with information on the importance of healthy eating and active play for young children and ideas to implement the Child Care Healthy Eating and Active Living Guidelines in your child care setting.

Important Note:

  • Supervisors and child care providers are to complete modules 1 to 9 (2 courses: Part 1 and Part 2).
  • Municipal cooks are to complete modules 1 to 6 (Part 1), this course only.
  1. Complete each module at your own pace before selecting the next module.
  2. Each module takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Complete the client satisfaction survey.
  4. Select the Child Care Healthy Eating and Active Living web link to access the Guidelines, and additional resources such as menus, recipes, and BOKS Bursts and BOKS Bits resources for healthy eating and active play ideas.
  5. Confirm and print out your course progress/completions.

Welcome to Safe Driving

This online tutorial describes safe driving techniques and practices and is intended to inform you of measures to be taken to assist in the prevention of a workplace injury related to motor vehicle incidents. It is available in English & French, and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The tutorial was developed by Public Services Health and Safety Association in partnership with the Ontario Community Support Association and St. Clair West Services for Seniors with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

As a shift worker, you face particular challenges because of your irregular shifts and night work. This course will provide you with practical nutrition tips in order to improve overall health and well being. Each of these modules has been designed to respond to specific challenges. Challenges include meal planning, eating out and keeping the mind alert as well as to help with sleep.

 Modules can be viewed individually, preferably chronologically, or all in the same sitting. Each module is less than 10 minutes and ends with key points, a short quiz and additional relevant resources.