Workers Health & Safety Centre

Worker getting health and safety training in Ontario

TRAINING

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PLEASE NOTE: Given the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, WHSC has innovated to offer training essentials in live, real-time virtual classrooms. All that is required is a high-speed internet connection and a computer with a functioning camera and audio. So equipped, participants learn from a WHSC-qualified instructor alongside other remote learners in interactive sessions conducted from the safety of their home or workplace. Please note, to help ensure the integrity of the learning experience mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are not permitted.

For now, these and our in-person Working at Heights training are the only WHSC-scheduled training options available. To sign up for any of these options see our Training Registration page or Working at Heights Training 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. We can coordinate delivery of any of these programs for your workplace in virtual classrooms. Contact a WHSC training services representative nearest you to explore this option.

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. 

Scheduled training: WHSC usually schedules in person training year-round in communities across Ontario. When we do, we reach workplaces of all sizes and from all sectors. With the exception of a limited schedule of Working at Heights training, this option is currently not available owing to the pandemic.

Virtual Training: Instead, again we are scheduling training essentials in virtual classrooms. 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 with a properly functioning camera and audio. To sign up just click on the “Virtual Courses” tab on our training registration page.

Onsite training: Want to bring WHSC training to your workplace? With enough participants, WHSC can deliver training in virtual classrooms or with proper COVID-19 protocols in place we can coordinate in-person training. Get a cost estimate using our online course calculator. Contact a WHSC training services representative to learn more about this flexible, cost-effective approach. .

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 contact a training services representative nearest you.

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TESTIMONIALS


"With Ontario's workplace violence laws being so new we wanted more clarity and direction. The WHSC training was money well spent. We are definitely better prepared to not only get in compliance with the law but stay in compliance moving forward." Christine Hincks Administrative Supervisor PFM North America Newmarket
"Our first call was to the WHSC. The training was specific to our needs and addressed our specific workplace hazards. The cost was very reasonable, the outcomes immeasurable." Cindy Homer Registered Nurse Two Rivers Family Health Team Cambridge
"WHSC in-house training worked really well for us. Our supervisors loved the instructor and thought the program was fantastic. We would recommend WHSC training to others." Nancy Morais Office Manager Asbury Building Services Toronto

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