Workers Health & Safety Centre

Updated Federal Committees training now in WHSC virtual classrooms

Significant changes to federal health and safety laws expand employers’ duties especially with regard to preventing work place violence and harassment. Are you ready?

WHSC can help! We have revised our Federal Committees and Representatives training program to incorporate all of these important changes and are offering this essential program through the convenience and safety of our virtual classrooms.

Meeting employer obligations

The new federal regulations come into force January 1, 2021 and apply to all work places covered under Part II Canada Labour Code. Employers will also need to work jointly with worker representatives to meet many of these new obligations including developing or identifying training for workers and others.
Federal employers have existing obligations for the training of members of policy and work place committees and health and safety representativesEmployers 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.”
WHSC’s updated Federal Committees and Representatives program is intended to fulfil legal training obligations and build health and safety competence and confidence.

This comprehensive, two-day program reviews federal health and safety laws and regulations with special focus on the role of 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 workplace inspections and accident investigations and will explore how health and safety representatives can communicate and work together effectively.

Register today!

Start now! Book online now through our virtual classroom.
REGISTER: Federal Committees and Representatives - Virtual
WHEN: January 25 and Jan 26, 2021 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
February 18 and Feb 19, 2021 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
(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. The vast majority of training participants report the WHSC virtual classroom experience as “excellent,” enabling them to achieve clarity of communication, participation in the class and group sessions and demonstrated knowledge of learning objectives.

Properly trained, health and safety committee members can play a critical role in building physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces and in controlling COVID-19 exposures. For this reason, we have offered essential training in safe, virtual classrooms throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so this fall and winter. Currently, our COVID-19 training programPsychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health Training, and GHS-WHMIS Training, are also scheduled in our virtual classrooms.

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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Additional WHSC related resources:
WHSC COVID-19-Resources
WHSC Workplace Violence Resources