Health and Safety for Small Business

Successful businesses of all sizes know that occupational health and safety is important to overall performance. Workplace injuries and illnesses have a direct effect on your company's bottom line, and the ability to operate safely is essential to building a productive, cost-effective organization. Also, because health and safety legislation in Canada applies to all employers, large and small, an effective health and safety program will ensure that you are in compliance with federal and provincial or territorial law.

In this module, we will review the business case for workplace health and safety, then go on to outline key health and safety issues that all small business owners should be aware of.

Problem Solving - The 5 Steps

This course will define and explain the five steps involved in the problem-solving process. The five steps that will help solve any workplace dispute include defining the situation, providing a quick fix if necessary, identifying the root causes, taking corrective action, and evaluating and following up.

Problem Solving in the Workplace

This course gives you the opportunity to learn how to solve some of your most important business problems using a logical method and supporting techniques. It also introduces the five-step process for solving problems.

Project Management: Getting Ready

Project management (PM) is the application of skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques in order to meet or exceed stakeholder requirements. This course is designed to introduce the project management life cycle and to show where a project begins and ends. You will learn how to divide a project into several project phases to better control project deliverables. The course covers topics including the project life cycle (PLC), deliverables, organizational support structures and the key organizational influences that can affect a project.

Work Process Basics

Every work process is part of a larger process that may be made up of smaller ones. Understanding the process flow and scope is the key to establishing 100 percent conformance in a work process. This course will analyze work as a process by identifying the requirements necessary to produce quality work, defining process flow and scope, and looking at inputs and outputs. The course will also show you how to keep quality number one, and examine listening skills to ensure that customer requirements are met.