Workers Health & Safety Centre


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. Contact a WHSC training service representative to learn more.

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"In my experience, joint committee members with the benefit of Certification Training are more prepared and motivated to get involved. It only makes sense then to offer this training to all committee members." Jill Ross Worker Co-Chair, Joint Health and Safety Committee London Health Sciences Centre
"I have no hesitation taking WHSC training again or recommending it to others in our industry. In fact, I look forward to Certification Part 2. It will focus specifically on the issues we face in the hospitality industry." Kim Shields Front Office Manager Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bowmanville
"We can see where the WHSC WHMIS training is taking effect. We work with a lot of different cleaning products and our employees now understand how to read labels and when not to mix certain products." Sonia Paniche Vice President JMCC Cleaning and Maintenance Toronto


Does your workplace have a written health and safety policy and comprehensive program to implement the policy?