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.
Book online through our virtual classroom.
More dates will be added
||Federal Committees and Representatives - Virtual
||January 25 & January 26, 2021 (9am to 4pm)
February 18 & February 19, 2021 (9am to 4pm)
(Registrations are filled online on a first come, first served basis.)
||$382/participant (plus HST)
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.
Need more information still?
Call a WHSC training services representative
in your area.
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