Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC fall 2016 training targets new and expanded legal obligations

WHSC fall 2016 training targets new and expanded legal obligations

Register now for training designed to help workplaces comply with recent and significant changes to occupational health and safety training requirements.
Ontario WHMIS laws were amended this summer requiring employers to train or retrain workers and supervisors to comply with the GHS-related changes to WHMIS regulations. The new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) sets out new rules for classifying and labelling hazardous chemicals, including these new training obligations.
Earlier this spring, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) revised joint health and safety committee (JHSC) Certification training and training provider standards. These revisions took effect on March 1, 2016.
Further still, the deadline for employers to comply with working at height training obligations is April 1, 2017. Employers must ensure construction workers complete a MOL-approved working at heights training program before they can work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems.
As Ontario’s government-designated occupational health and safety training centre, the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is a leading provider of these mandatory training programs. 

WHSC community-based training

To assist employers seeking to comply with these and other training obligations, the WHSC has developed, updated and scheduled courses across the province over the next year. These include: 

*To meet tremendous demand WHSC schedules Working at Heights Training when and where warranted.
**The WHSC Supervisor Training helps employers meet legally mandated health and safety awareness obligations along with more extensive supervisor “competency” requirements.

WHSC onsite training opportunities

With WHSC-qualified instructors in communities across Ontario, training can also be delivered in your workplace or a location of your choosing. These offerings include those mentioned above along with more than 200 additional hazard and topic-specific programs. Some of these are designed to help employers meet their many other legal obligations, including training for violence and harassment, confined space entry and mobile equipment operator competency. 

WHSC Training—getting started 

Don’t see what you need? The WHSC can customize any of our existing programs or develop training specific to the needs of your workplace. For details:
Call:    1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative