PLEASE NOTE: Given the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, WHSC has recently innovated to offer training essentials in live, real-time virtual classrooms. For now, these and our online supervisor course are the only WHSC-scheduled training options available. Although scheduled courses in traditional classrooms are on offer for the fall. To sign up for virtual training, see your options under the “Virtual Courses” tab on our training registration page.
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.
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.
Virtual Training: Like all our training, WHSC virtual training is highly interactive, applying adult learning principles to ensure learning is engaging, relevant and achieved. Offered live, in real-time sessions, participants will need a high speed internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone (although a computer is preferred). To sign up just click on the “Virtual Courses” tab on our training registration page.
Online Training: We currently offer health and safety training for supervisors online. Once registered participants have unlimited access to the online course for 30 days. In addition to online modules, participants join a real-time e-classroom session with an instructor and other learners from across Ontario. For details and to register go to our dedicated Supervisor E-class web page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative.
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