Workers Health & Safety Centre

Worker getting health and safety training in Ontario

TRAINING

 

WHSC offers an extensive catalogue of some 200 existing hazard- and industry-specific training programs. Many of these programs meet and even exceed legal training requirements.

Benefits of WHSC training

By law, employers must provide information and instruction to workers to protect their health and safety. Training is a key way employers meet this obligation. Specifically mandated training includes WHMIS, Certification of Joint Health and Safety Committees and training for certain equipment operators.

Beyond meeting the law, WHSC training offers so much more.

  • Participant-centred learning
  • Real-world applicability
  • Ensured learning
  • Records of training (including portable records)
  • Responsive service
  • Ongoing support

Effective training can make a real difference in your workplace. It can help:

  • Workplace parties understand and carry out their legal rights and duties
  • Support the effectiveness of joint health and safety committees and representatives
  • Ensure operator and supervisor competency
  • Bolster overall workplace prevention programs
  • Reduce work-related injury and illness by identifying and controlling workplace hazards.

Training options

WHSC programs can meet all of your training needs. We make it easy. WHSC training is available in communities across Ontario and potentially in your own workplace.

Scheduled training: WHSC schedules training year-round in communities across Ontario. We reach workplaces of all sizes and from all sectors. Check out our latest community-based training schedule.

Onsite training: Want to bring WHSC training to your workplace? With enough participants and an appropriate training venue, WHSC can deliver training on site. Get a cost estimate using our online course calculator. Contact a WHSC training service representative to learn more about this flexible, cost-effective approach. Be sure to ask about latest discounts.

Customized training: Don’t see the training right for your workplace? On a fee-for-service basis, WHSC can customize existing programs or develop unique training to incorporate workplace- or industry-specific case studies, policies and practices. To learn more about this popular WHSC service, e-mail us at contactus@whsc.on.ca or call us at 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative.

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TESTIMONIALS


"We use WHSC courses in our apprenticeship programs. Our members like that they learn the basics in the classroom, but then put them into practice right afterwards on site." Nick Ciccone Training Director & Apprenticeship Co-ordinator LIUNA Local 837 Hamilton
"My workplace is a new facility so we are starting with very little in the way of health and safety. WHSC training has prepared us to go back to our workplace and get the ball rolling. I highly recommend WHSC training." Bayley Mitchell Occupational Therapist Northumberland Family Health Team
"We continue to use the WHSC because we can see the impact the training is having at our school sites. With WHSC training, health and safety representatives are asking the right questions." Lynne Gurzi Former President/Chief Negotiator Halton District Education Assistants Association

POLL

Does your workplace have a written health and safety policy and comprehensive program to implement the policy?