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Pre-Start Health and Safety Review

7 Professional Development Hours

After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine when a pre-start health and safety review (PHSR) is required
  • Know where in the workplace the pre-start health and safety review applies
  • Document an exemption to a PHSR
  • Specify appropriate compliance requirements in your bid documents (RFQs)
  • Select appropriate machine guarding based on a risk assessment

The Ontario OH&S Act and Regulation 851 Industrial Establishments requires that a professional engineer’s report be prepared whenever a process, equipment addition or modification involves flammable liquids, safeguarding devices, rack/stacking structures, ignition/explosion risk, dust collectors, molten metals, lifting devices or designated substances.

This course focuses on the guidelines for conducting PHSRs and covers machine guarding standards and regulations. You will learn when and where in the workplace a PHSR is required, exemptions and MOL guidelines. The course also incorporates PHSR design considerations, including due diligence, employer obligations, risk assessments and safety circuit performance levels.

Course Outline:

  • Regulation 851, section 7
  • Relevant standards pertaining to PHSRs
  • Ministry of Labour guidelines for PHSRs
  • Under what circumstances a PHSR is required
  • Where in the workplace a PHSRs applies
  • Due diligence and employer obligations
  • Design considerations relevant to PHSRs
  • Risk assessments
  • PHSR exemption documentation requirements
  • The PHSR report

Who Should Attend:
Plant Engineers and Managers • Process Engineers • Project Managers • Project Engineers • Manufacturing Engineers • Equipment Integrators Automation Professionals • Technical Specialists • Controls Designers • Operations and Maintenance Managers • Plant Safety Personnel

Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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