Workers Health & Safety Centre

2015/16 WHSC training schedule targets compliance while promoting prevention

Mandatory training obligations for employers have expanded over the past year. Are you prepared for a visit by a Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector? 
MOL inspectors issued almost 2,700 orders during the six month period ending January 18, 2015 calling on employers to ensure supervisors and workers complete a health and safety awareness training program. These new employer training obligations became law on July 1, 2014.
Additional obligations for working at heights training requirements came into force on April 1, 2015. Meantime, as of June 1, 2015, employers also need to turn their attention to training or retraining workers and supervisors to comply with the new globally-harmonized amendments to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

These new requirements are in addition to the many other legal training obligations for employers, including training for:
  • joint health & safety committee members (certification training Part I & II)
  • violence and harassment prevention
  • confined space entry
  • mobile equipment operator competency, and
  • supervisor competency (beyond just awareness mentioned above).

WHSC community-based compliance training

To assist employers seeking to comply with their extensive training obligations, the WHSC has scheduled courses across the province over the next year. These include: 

* To meet tremendous demand WHSC schedules new Working at Heights training dates and locations as existing ones fill.
** The WHSC Supervisor Training program helps employers to meet the new awareness obligation along with more extensive supervisor “competency” obligations [the Act, s. 25(2)(c)].

WHSC training in your workplace

With WHSC-qualified instructors located in communities across Ontario, training can also be delivered in the workplace. These offerings include those mentioned above and more than 200 additional training programs targeting specific hazards and issues aimed at promoting injury and illness prevention.   

WHSC training—get started now

Register today for any one of our 2015/16 scheduled courses
Download the 2015/16 community-based training schedule
Review the WHSC training catalogue for all courses
Ask for a free, no obligation training needs assessment

Want more information about WHSC training?
Call:      1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak with a training services representative