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 course prepares instructors by teaching them how to deliver effective safety training. We teach instructors to deliver information about worker 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.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the worker’s role in health and safety
- Discuss the duties and responsibilities of the employer, worker and supervisor
- Explain the role of the health and safety rep and JHSC members
- Discuss worker rights (know, refuse, and participate)
- Explain common workplace hazards
- Explain how to protect yourself from hazards
- Discuss the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Explain where to get more information about hazards
- Explain how to work within the Internal Responsibility System
- Explain how workers can participate in safety
- Explain how to be a role model
- Discuss the right to refuse unsafe work
- Discuss where to obtain health and safety information
Participant’s Manual and work refusal flow chart.
Instructors and supervisors.
OSHA. s. 25.2 (a)