Workers Health & Safety Centre

Worker getting health and safety training in Ontario

TRAINING

 

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.

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. WHSC training is available in communities across Ontario and potentially in your own workplace.

Scheduled training: WHSC schedules training year-round in communities across Ontario. We reach workplaces of all sizes and from all sectors. Check out our latest community-based training schedule.

Onsite training: Want to bring WHSC training to your workplace? With enough participants and an appropriate training venue, WHSC can deliver training on site. Get a cost estimate using our online course calculator. Contact a WHSC training service representative to learn more about this flexible, cost-effective approach. Be sure to ask about latest discounts.

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 call us at 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative.

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TESTIMONIALS


"The employees were extremely pleased with the training. Even those who’ve been employed here 30 plus years told us they learned a lot. This type of feedback speaks volumes about the effectiveness of this training." Julia Anastasiei Health & Safety Manager Ontario Place Corporation Toronto
"With our employer we identified a list of hazards we wanted addressed in the training. The WHSC's sector program completely met our needs in fulfilling our Certification Part II training." Vince Laurier JHSC Worker Co-Chair Metro West Detention Centre Toronto
"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

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