Workers Health & Safety Centre

Worker getting health and safety training in Ontario

TRAINING

 

PLEASE NOTE: Given the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, WHSC has recently innovated to offer training essentials in live, real-time virtual classrooms. For now, these, our Working at Heights training and our regular, self-paced online E-Class courses are the only WHSC-scheduled training options available. To sign up for any of these options see our Training Registration page, Working at Heights Training page or Online Training page.

WHSC offers an extensive catalogue of some 200 existing hazard- and industry-specific training programs. Many of these programs meet and even exceed legal training requirements. We can coordinate delivery of any of these programs for your workplace in virtual classrooms. Contact a WHSC training services representative nearest you to explore this option.

Benefits of WHSC training

By law, employers must provide information and instruction to workers to protect their health and safety. Training is a key way employers meet this obligation. Specifically mandated training includes WHMIS, Certification of Joint Health and Safety Committees and training for certain equipment operators.

Beyond meeting the law, WHSC training offers so much more.

  • Participant-centred learning
  • Real-world applicability
  • Ensured learning
  • Records of training (including portable records)
  • Responsive service
  • Ongoing support

Effective training can make a real difference in your workplace. It can help:

  • Workplace parties understand and carry out their legal rights and duties
  • Support the effectiveness of joint health and safety committees and representatives
  • Ensure operator and supervisor competency
  • Bolster overall workplace prevention programs
  • Reduce work-related injury and illness by identifying and controlling workplace hazards.

Training options

WHSC programs can meet all of your training needs. We make it easy. 

Scheduled training: WHSC usually schedules in person training year-round in communities across Ontario. When we do, we reach workplaces of all sizes and from all sectors. With the exception of a limited schedule of Working at Heights training, this option is currently not available owing to the pandemic.

Onsite training: Want to bring WHSC training to your workplace? With enough participants, WHSC can deliver training in virtual classrooms. Get a cost estimate using our online course calculator. Contact a WHSC training service representative to learn more about this flexible, cost-effective approach. Be sure to ask about latest discounts.

Virtual Training: Like all our training, WHSC virtual training is highly interactive, applying adult learning principles to ensure learning is engaging, relevant and achieved. Offered live, in real-time sessions, participants will need a high speed internet connection and a computer with a properly functioning camera and audio. To sign up just click on the “Virtual Courses” tab on our training registration page.

Online Training: We currently offer health and safety training for supervisors online. Once registered participants have unlimited access to the online course for 30 days. In addition to online modules, participants join a real-time e-classroom session with an instructor and other learners from across Ontario. For details and to register go to our dedicated Supervisor E-class web page.

Customized training: Don’t see the training right for your workplace? On a fee-for-service basis, WHSC can customize existing programs or develop unique training to incorporate workplace- or industry-specific case studies, policies and practices. To learn more about this popular WHSC service, e-mail us at contactus@whsc.on.ca or call us at 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative.

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TESTIMONIALS


"We use WHSC courses in our apprenticeship programs. Our members like that they learn the basics in the classroom, but then put them into practice right afterwards on site." Nick Ciccone Training Director & Apprenticeship Co-ordinator LIUNA Local 837 Hamilton
"We continue to use the WHSC because we can see the impact the training is having at our school sites. With WHSC training, health and safety representatives are asking the right questions." Lynne Gurzi Former President/Chief Negotiator Halton District Education Assistants Association
"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

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