Workers Health & Safety Centre

Last Call to Register—mandatory supervisor training scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3

Last Call to Register—mandatory supervisor training scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3
The WHSC has a few spots remaining for newly mandated supervisor health and safety training.
 
As of July 1, 2014, employer must ensure supervisors complete an awareness training program within one week of beginning work as a supervisor.  This new awareness obligation is outlined in Ontario Regulation 297/13—Occupational Health and Safety Training and Awareness.
 
What:  Supervisor Health & Safety Training
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Training Details
When: Monday,  November 3, 2014
Where: Cambridge
Cornwall
Hamilton
Kingston/Brockville
Mississauga
Ottawa
 
   
In addition to the new supervisor awareness training obligation, the WHSC Supervisor Health & Safety Training program helps employers to meet more extensive supervisor “competency” obligations. This obligation mandates employers to appoint a competent person as a supervisor [Occupational Health & Safety Act (the Act) section 25(2)(c)]. A competent person is defined as someone who: 
 
  • is qualified because of knowledge, training and experience to organize work and its performance,
  • is familiar with the Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and
  • has knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace [section 1(1), the Act].

   
Employers have many other training obligations mandated by law, including Certification Training for joint health and safety committees. To help employers meet these obligations the WHSC has scheduled a range of training programs in 26 Ontario communities into 2015. The following are a few upcoming examples:
 
Basic Certification Training (Part I) Workplace-Specific Hazard Training (Certification Part II)
Office & Professional Sector
Workplace-Specific Hazard Training (Certification Part II)
Manufacturing & Fabricating
November 4-7, 2014
December 2-5, 2014
(see web for training locations and to register)
December 9-11, 2014
(see web for training locations and to register)
  December 8-12, 2014
(see web for training locations and to register)
 
 
Want additional information about WHSC Certification Training?
 
Basic Certification (Part I) Training
 
Office & Professional Sector Certification Part II Training
 
Manufacturing & Fabricating Sector Certification Part II Training
 
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