Workers Health & Safety Centre

Federal workplaces face new OHS laws. Upcoming WHSC training can help.

Significant changes to federal health and safety laws came into effect January 1, 2021. Ensuring your workplace representatives are properly trained is more critical than ever.

Workers Health & Safety Centre’s new Federal Committees and Representatives program incorporates all of these important changes and is scheduled for safe, convenient delivery in real-time virtual classrooms beginning later this month.

Meeting employer obligations. Building competence and confidence.

Key changes to the Canada Labour Code and its regulations include expanded employer obligations aimed at preventing work place violence and harassment. Employers will need to work jointly with worker representatives to meet many of these new obligations including developing or identifying training for workers and others.
 
The new federal regulations apply to all federal jurisdiction businesses and industries covered under Part II Canada Labour Code including the federal public service, parliamentary work places and the federally regulated private sector including air, water, rail and interprovincial road transport, uranium and atomic energy, oil and gas pipelines, grain and flour mills, banking, broadcasting, and communications.

These new duties are in addition to existing employer obligations for training members of policy and work place committees and health and safety representatives. Employers must consult with committees or representatives on the training and review and update it at least every three years and “whenever there is a change of circumstances that may affect the content of the training” (S. 14(2)).
 
WHSC’s updated two-day Federal Committees and Representatives reviews federal health and safety laws and regulations with special focus on work place and policy committees, requirements for a hazard prevention program and new obligations for work place harassment and violence prevention programs. Participants will also learn how to conduct inspections and accident investigations and will explore how committees can work together more effectively.

Register now!

Start now! Book online through our virtual classroom. 
REGISTER: Federal Committees and Representatives - Virtual
WHEN: January 25 & January 26, 2021 (9am to 4pm)
                             OR
February 18 & February 19, 2021 (9am to 4pm)
(Registrations are filled online on a first come, first served basis.)  
COST: $382/participant (plus HST)

More dates will be added with demand. Be sure to check back. 

WHSC virtual classroom. Learning and safety assured.

The COVID-19 crisis presented an unprecedented challenge in terms of providing access to the WHSC’s essential and mandatory training programs. WHSC quickly retooled our delivery model in a way we could still ensure the integrity of our training and safety of participants and instructors. This we achieved with our WHSC virtual classroom training.  

Properly trained, health and safety committee members can play a critical role in supporting safe and healthy workplaces and in controlling COVID-19 exposures. For this reason, we have offered several essential training programs scheduled in safe, virtual classrooms throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so throughout the winter.

For virtual classroom training, all that is required by the participant is a high-speed internet connection and a computer with a functioning camera and audio. When registering be sure to supply the participant’s home address, as resource materials critical to successful participation will be shipped to this address.
 
Beyond scheduled classes, and where participant numbers warrant, we can also work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses, including Federal Committees and Prevention Programs, in a virtual classroom for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.
 
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Additional WHSC related resources:
WHSC COVID-19-Resources
WHSC Workplace Violence Resources