Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors

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By July 1, 2014, employers must ensure its workers and supervisors have received training on occupational health and safety, as prescribed in Regulation 297/13.

1. Basic OHS Training – Workers
Under Regulation 297/13, workers must complete a basic OHS awareness training program. This one and a half hour seminar will include the following:

  • The rights and responsibilities of workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”)
  • The duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA
  • The roles, functions and powers of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees under the OHSA
  • The function and power of the Ministry of Labour; fines and penalties
  • The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and other entities with respect to occupational health and safety
  • Common workplace hazards
  • The requirements set out in Regulation 860 (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)) with respect to information and instruction on controlled products
  • Occupational illness, including latency
  • Review and discussion of leading court cases involving worker convictions

2. Basic OHS Training – Supervisors
Under Regulation 297/13, supervisors must complete a basic OHS awareness training program. This one and a half hour seminar will include the following:

  • The rights and responsibilities of workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”)
  • The duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA
  • The roles of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees under the OHSA
  • The function and power of the Ministry of Labour; fines and penalties
  • The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and other entities with respect to occupational health and safety
  • How to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards, and evaluate those controls
  • Sources of information on occupational health and safety
  • Understanding Bill C-45
  • Review and discussion of leading court cases

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