Worker Awareness Training

Worker Awareness Training

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Course Summary

Effective July 1, 2014, Ontario employers have to ensure that all workers and supervisors have completed a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program. The first of its kind in North America, the new regulation mandates basic safety awareness training for all workers.

Each employer in Ontario has a responsibility to provide workers with the information and instruction required to perform their job safely. Our course assists employers in fulfilling this obligation by providing workers with information about their rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as the importance of safety in the workplace.

Our content aligns with the requirements outlined in the Ministry of Labour worker awareness workbook.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the worker’s role in health and safety
  • Discuss the duties and responsibilities of the employer, worker, and supervisor
  • Identify the role of the health and safety rep and JHSC members
  • Discuss worker rights (know, refuse, and participate)
  • Recognize common workplace hazards
  • List strategies to protect themselves from hazards
  • Discuss the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Explain where to get more information about hazards
  • Work within the Internal Responsibility System
  • Participate in safety
  • Identify how to be a role model
  • Discuss the right to refuse unsafe work
  • Know where to obtain health and safety information

Target Audience

All workers who fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act’s definition of a worker.

Legislative Reference

OSHA. s. 25.2 (a)

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