Workers Health & Safety Centre

Worker getting health and safety training in Ontario

TRAINING

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PLEASE NOTE: Given the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, WHSC has innovated to offer training essentials in live, real-time virtual classrooms. All that is required is a high-speed internet connection and a computer with a functioning camera and audio. So equipped, participants learn from a WHSC-qualified instructor alongside other remote learners in interactive sessions conducted from the safety of their home or workplace. Please note, to help ensure the integrity of the learning experience smartphones are not permitted.

For now, these and our in-person Working at Heights training are the only WHSC-scheduled training options available. To sign up for any of these options see our Training Registration page or Working at Heights 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.

Virtual Training: Instead, again we are scheduling training essentials in virtual classrooms. 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.

Onsite training: Want to bring WHSC training to your workplace? With enough participants, WHSC can deliver training in virtual classrooms or with proper COVID-19 protocols in place we can coordinate in-person training. Get a cost estimate using our online course calculator. Contact a WHSC training services representative to learn more about this flexible, cost-effective approach. .

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 contact a training services representative nearest you.

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TESTIMONIALS


"The content was great. Even more important, the WHSC instructor helped keep the learning environment fun and engaging. We will definitely use the WHSC as a training service provider again." Pat Miller Benefits Supervisor Orkin/PCO Service Corporation Canada
"With our employer we identified a list of hazards we wanted addressed in the training. The WHSC's sector program completely met our needs in fulfilling our Certification Part II training." Vince Laurier JHSC Worker Co-Chair Metro West Detention Centre Toronto
"We recognize the important roles our supervisors play with respect to the safety of our employees. The one-day WHSC Supervisor training was exactly what we needed. It is our intention to provide this training to new supervisors in the future." Darlene Belliveau Director of Finance and Administration Alpha Court Thunder Bay

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