Workers Health & Safety Centre


Our role in Ontario’s health and system is unique. So is our approach. WHSC’s hazard-based training gives workplace representatives the knowledge and skills to proactively identify, assess and control, if not, eliminate hazardous working conditions.

WHSC offers

  • hundreds of existing hazard-specific and industry-specific training products
  • legally mandated Certification training for joint health and safety committees (JHSC)
  • training programs for legally required worker training such as WHMIS, fall protection, confined spaces, workplace violence and powered lift trucks
  • training programs on common issues such as stress, ergonomics and indoor air quality
  • customized training on a fee-for-service basis.

Effective Training

Independent research, our clients and program participants validate our training delivery model. WHSC instructors are well trained in adult education principles and training delivery methods. Their workplace experience makes for a relevant, engaging learning environment.

WHSC training programs include

  • participant work sheets
  • case studies
  • small group discussions
  • participant role play
  • operator practicums
  • audio-visual aids
  • a variety of resources for use back in the workplace.

All WHSC programs have action and learning objectives to ensure knowledge and skills learned in-class can be applied in the workplace.

Flexible Delivery

Located across Ontario, WHSC representatives can visit your workplace, help assess your training needs and arrange for cost-effective on-site or off-site training.

Want to train on-site? With a minimum number of participants and an appropriate training venue, our province-wide network of instructors can reach the remotest locations.

Essential WHSC programs like JHSC Certification training and WHMIS are also regularly scheduled across Ontario. Be sure to view our online schedule.

Ongoing Support

Beyond training, WHSC offers a range of research and information services to keep you current on occupational health and safety issues. All of these information resources are available online:

  • A free inquiry service
  • Award winning videos
  • Hazard bulletins (also known as Resource Lines)
  • E-newsletters and bulletins.


"We asked WHSC for a second time to deliver on-site forklift operator skills training. It's convenient, less costly and generally less hassle. We plan to have the WHSC return to deliver propane training too." Jim Porritt Manger of Rides and Attractions Maintenance Ontario Place Toronto
"I have no hesitation taking WHSC training again or recommending it to others in our industry. In fact, I look forward to Certification Part 2. It will focus specifically on the issues we face in the hospitality industry." Kim Shields Front Office Manager Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bowmanville
"WHSC training delivered in our workplace on our schedule was very convenient and extremely effective. We will definitely contact the WHSC when future training needs are identified." Merima Smailagic Plant Accountant Smartboard Building Products Inc. Markham


Is your workplace fully compliant with WHMIS training requirements?