As a WHSC-qualified Instructor
you know Ontario employers are legally charged with the greatest responsibility for workplace health and safety. You also know employer duties for training
are many. Trouble is, for a variety of reasons, too many employers are not living up to their full obligations.
As Ontario’s only government-designated, labour-endorsed training centre
, the Workers Health & Safety Centre remains dedicated to changing this dynamic, to getting potentially life-saving occupational health and safety training into the hands of workers
and their representatives. Working with our constituency, clients and you, our instructors, we have been doing so for some 30 years. But for too many workers, their families and communities it isn’t enough.
We need your help
like never before. We need you to help spread the word about employer obligations and the WHSC’s ability to support their efforts to meet them.
Please begin by reminding your own employer, joint health and safety committee and/or worker representative that Ontario law now requires awareness training for workers and supervisors
. Please stand with us in demanding more than online information to meet this requirement.
Be sure and communicate too, the many other necessary training requirements including
Certification Part I and II for at least one worker and one employer JHSC representative
WHMIS, plus new GHS rules for chemical classification and labelling.
Violence and harassment training for all workplace parties
Training for Mobile Equipment Operator Competency
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Needlestick and sharps training
Confined Space Entry training
Working at Heights training.
Of course by law employers must also provide information and instruction to workers to protect their health and safety. And training is a key way employers meet this obligation.
WHSC offers training to meet all of these training requirements.
To help communicate the need for occupational health and safety training and how WHSC best develops and delivers this training be sure to visit the WHSC website — www.whsc.on.ca.
There you will find a host of tools and content to help make the case
for the kind of training workers both trust and deserve. Check out the following:
Don’t see what you need? Give us a call or contact us today.
Thank you for supporting our mutual goal of creating safer and healthier Ontario workplaces.