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Essential working at heights training as construction ramps up!

Did you know, working at heights deaths are the leading cause of traumatic deaths in construction? Or that these deaths are not limited to ‘traditional’ construction projects?
Last Thursday, April 28, Canadians marked the annual Day of Mourning in meaningful ways with ceremonies across Ontario. For the past 38 years, workers, labour councils, unions and community partners have come together to remember workers who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death.
Today and now, is the time to take action and rededicate ourselves to the fight for the living, a fight that must always include quality training, Together, let’s make 2022 a record year for the least amount of on-the-job injuries and worker deaths. Let’s begin with quality Working at Heights training.
As the weather begins to warm and construction projects ramp up across the province, Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) has increased the number of Working at Heights (WAH) training and WAH Refresher courses to help safeguard workers and meet legal obligations.
Every worker deserves training, to work in a safe environment and to come home unharmed.
Register today for Working at Heights training!
Did you know that regulations in Ontario require employers to ensure workers who work on construction projects complete a Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems? It is important to keep in mind too construction projects include more than those on construction sites. They can also occur in factories, schools, restaurants, offices, film sets and hospitals, for instance.

As Ontario’s official occupational health and safety training centre, WHSC is a leader in training to meet and exceed the legal requirements to safely work at heights. WAH training and WAH Refresher training is conducted in safe, in-person classes in communities and workplaces across the province. Register for training in a community near you.

About our approved program:
  • Study the hazards of WAH, basic rights and duties along with relevant regulations governing fall arrest hazards, fall protection equipment and WAH projects.
  • Learn about the use, inspection, limitations, storage and procedures for travel restraint, fall restricting and fall arrest systems.
  • Gain hands-on training on fall prevention equipment and systems and key components of a fall rescue plan and emergency procedures too.

Be sure to also check out our complete schedule of online virtual classroom training, including Certification Part I, Part II and Refresher training. Properly trained, certified joint health and safety committee members can play a critical role in building physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.
Need more information?
Contact a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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