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.
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.
- The workers role in health and safety
- Duties and responsibilities of the employer, worker and supervisor
- Role of the health and safety rep and JHSC
- Worker rights (know, refuse and participate)
- Common workplace hazards
- Protection from hazards
- Personal protective equipment
- Finding out more about hazards
- Working within the Internal Responsibility System
- Participating in safety
- Health and safety representatives and the JHSC
- Being a role model
- Right to refuse unsafe work
- Obtaining health and safety information
Legislative Reference: s. 25.2 (a)