Workers Health & Safety Centre

MANDATORY health and safety training fills fall community schedule

MANDATORY health and safety training fills fall community schedule
Ensuring joint committee members, supervisors, those working at heights and others get the health and safety training required by law can be a challenge.  
 
Recognizing this and understanding the pressing need for quality training, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) continues to add scheduled training in communities across Ontario over the coming months.

JHSC certification training

Employers, for instance, must ensure at least two members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) are certified—one worker and one employer representative. An essential first step towards meeting this obligation is to ensure they complete Basic Certificationalso known as Part I training. This course must be approved by the Ministry of Labour. WHSC offers an approved course and has scheduled this Part I training for November 6 through 9. Be sure to register today as classes are filling fast.
 
Following Part I, certification candidates must take Workplace-Specific Hazard Certification Training (Part II). To this end, WHSC has scheduled a number of sector-specific Part II training courses over the next two months in various cities.  

Working at heights training

Employers must also ensure workers on construction projects complete a Ministry-approved WAH training program before working at heights and using a fall protection system. Employers must also ensure workers complete approved WAH refresher training within three years of the initial training.  
 
To ensure access to this life-saving and mandatory training, the WHSC continues to add training dates in cities across Ontario over the coming months for WHSC, Ministry-approved WAH Training and WAH Refresher Training.

Supervisor training

Further, supervisors must complete a health and safety awareness program within one week of beginning work as a supervisor. Employers must also ensure supervisors are competent as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

WHSC Supervisor Health and Safety Training program is designed to help employers meet both the awareness training and competency obligations. The WHSC is offering this program in a number of cities on Monday, November 19.  
 
WHSC offers a similar online Supervisor Health & Safety Training program.

WHSC training…ensured learning and compliance

As Ontario’s government-designated health and safety training centre, you can be sure WHSC training meets MOL requirements and so much more.
 
Beyond the programs listed above, WHSC offers hundreds of other essential workplace health and safety training opportunities. Each ensures:
  • participant-centred learning
  • demonstration of knowledge and skills
  • portable records of training
  • competitive pricing
  • ongoing support.

For details, please review the complete WHSC training catalogue.

Don’t see the training you need or unsure of your workplace training obligations? Call us at 1‑888‑869‑7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative.