Workers Health & Safety Centre

Kick-start 2015 with mandatory Basic Certification training

Kick-start 2015 with mandatory Basic Certification training
Register now for January Basic Certification training to ensure your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) gets the essential and mandatory training required by law. 
 
What:    Basic Certification training  Register now
When:   January 13-16, 2015
Where:  Brampton/Mississauga, Ottawa, Sudbury, Toronto—Don Mills, Toronto--Downtown
 
Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) requires almost every provincially-regulated workplace with 20 or more employees or a designated substance on site to establish a JHSC.
 
Employers must also ensure at least two members of a JHSC, one representing workers and one representing the employer, become certified. To become certified, JHSC members must complete both Basic Certification Training (Part I) and Workplace-Specific Hazard Training (Part II).
 
Employers have much more extensive workplace training obligations beyond those for JHSC members. As of July 1, 2014, for instance, employers must ensure supervisors complete an awareness training program within one week of beginning work as a supervisor.  They must also ensure workers complete a similar program. These new awareness obligations are outlined in Ontario Regulation 297/13—Occupational Health and Safety Training and Awareness.

The WHSC offers training to help workplaces comply with these and other training obligations. In fact, the WHSC is legally designated in Ontario as a training centre specializing in occupational health and safety.
 
The following are examples of upcoming training scheduled in communities across Ontario:
  
What:              
Awareness Training for Workers  Register now                     
When:             January 12, 2015
 
What:             
Supervisor Health & Safety Training*  Register now          
When:             February 9, 2015 
 
*a similar WHSC Supervisor Health & Safety Training is available for online delivery
 
Want to register or learn when WHSC training is being offered in a community near you?
 
Visit: www.whsc.on.ca/Training/Training-Registration
Call: 1-888-869-7950 (and ask to speak to a training service representative)
 
Want additional information about WHSC Training?
  
Basic Certification (Part I) Training
Supervisor Health & Safety Training
Supervisor Health & Safety Online Training
Awareness Training for Workers
 
Want additional information about how the WHSC can help your workplace comply with the extensive training obligations mandated by health and safety law?
 
Call:    1-888-869-7950
Visit:   www.whsc.on.ca
Email: contactus@whsc.on.ca