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OEA NS offers two categories of training to meet employer’s needs; Core and Core Plus.
Core Training Programs are focused at a level that provides employers with all of the basics, need to know and some very helpful tips and processes to assist you to navigate the system.
Our Core Training Programs are free to employers and employer business groups.
Core Plus Training Programs are designed to meet specific needs of employers but at a more detailed or advanced level. We do charge for Core Plus programs.
All of our day-long programs include your lunch. All programs provide each participant with a folder of useful information and a copy of the power point slides that were used in the training to ensure you have materials to go back and review whenever you need to.
To register for any of the OEA programs please click on the link that takes you to a registration form for each program and we’ll send you a confirmation after we receive it to let you know that we received it and that you are signed up!
OEA does change and update our programs constantly. If you have any suggestions to improve an existing program or a program title we should offer, please contact our Exec. Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Core Plus Programs our Cancellation Policy does apply. Please refer to this policy, located on our website for more details.
In addition to the programs below, OEA offers customized programs to employers. Please call our office to learn more about this.
Navigating Nova Scotia Employment Legislation.
This three hour course provides participants with a broad overview and review to assist navigation with provincial occupational health and safety, worker’s compensation, labour standards, human rights legislation and the Duty to Accommodate.
WCB’S “My Account “and How to Use It.
This two hour course provides hands on explanation in how to register for MyAccount. This course is done in partnership with staff from WCB NS.
Navigating Workers Compensation.
This three hour course assists you to navigate the obligations under the WC legislation, review the rights, roles and responsibilities of the workplace parties, and understand specific policies, forms, types of benefits paid and reporting requirements.
This three hour course assists you to navigate the obligations under the OHS legislation, review the rights, roles and responsibilities of the workplace parties, and look at specific policies, duties, forms and requirements.
Appropriate Implementation of Discipline of Workers During an Open WCB Claim or OHS Complaint
Course Fee: $175.00
This four hour course will identify and guide you in the disciplinary processes, while taking into consideration rights and obligations under workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety to ensure that any application of discipline is done appropriately, fairly and in alignment with the legislation.
Disability Case Management
Course Fee: $299.00
This full day course provides practical and useful information to assist in implementing disability case management in the workplace and to do it more confidently and expertly. All aspects of disability case management, best practices and alignment with legislative requirements are reviewed and discussed. Numerous examples and specific cases reviewed. The roles and responsibilities of all workplace parties are discussed and how to address specific issues of non-compliance are covered.
Letter and Submission Writing for Employers
Course Fee: $299.00
This full day course provides participants with a solid understanding of writing for the intended audience using collected and file evidence, application of legislation, workplace principles and practices and the literature. A review of some WCB policies and their importance in letter and submission writing is discussed. Although focussed around case management and discipline matters, this course has wide application for hiring, job transfers, performance related issues and general health and disability issues.
Understanding and Assessing Job Demands Analysis and Application in the workplace
Course Fee: $175
This three and a half hour course will take an in-depth review of the inter-relationship between JDA’s (Job Demands Assessments), functional assessments, physiotherapy and medical reports, wording used in these different types of reports and the many applications of JDA’s in employment and case management. Suggestions for improving your JDA’s and how to hire the right practitioner to create one for your workplace are all discussed.
This program is taught in partnership with Cornerstone Occupational Therapy Consultants.
Managing Mental Health Disability and Return to Work
Course Fee: $80.00
This two hour course will provide practical advice and critical insight into mental health issues in the workplace and return to work challenges. How to support appropriate accommodation strategies, the fundamentals of mental health disability management and accessing relevant information from the treating physician or psychologist are reviewed and explored.
WCB/WCAT Appeal Preparation for Employers
Course Fee: $299.00
This full day course provides all of the important planning and preparation steps for an oral hearing in the WCB/WCAT appeal process. Proven practical approaches and insight and useful information to assist employers to participate more confidently and expertly in appeals involving their company. Participants will have many opportunities to be involved in discussion and ask questions. The session includes a mock conference call and oral hearing.
This course is done in partnership with the WCB NS, Internal Appeals Dept. and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (WCAT).
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