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
Supervisor Health & Safety Training
Monday, November 3, 2014
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
) 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:
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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?