Ensuring joint committee members, supervisors, those working at heights and others get the health and safety training required by law can be a challenge.
Recognizing this and understanding the pressing need for quality training, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) continues to add scheduled training in communities across Ontario over the coming months.
JHSC certification training
Employers, for instance, must ensure at least two members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) are certified—one worker and one employer representative. An essential first step towards meeting this obligation
is to ensure they complete Basic Certification,
also known as Part I training. This course must be approved by the Ministry of Labour. WHSC offers an approved course and has scheduled this Part I training for November 6 through 9
. Be sure to register today
as classes are filling fast.
Following Part I, certification candidates must take Workplace-Specific Hazard Certification Training (Part II)
. To this end, WHSC has scheduled a number of sector-specific Part II training courses
over the next two months in various cities.
Working at heights training
Employers must also ensure workers on construction projects complete a Ministry-approved WAH training program
before working at heights and using a fall protection system. Employers must also ensure workers complete approved WAH refresher training
within three years of the initial training.
To ensure access to this life-saving and mandatory training, the WHSC continues to add training dates in cities across Ontario over the coming months for WHSC, Ministry-approved WAH Training and WAH Refresher Training
Further, supervisors must complete a health and safety awareness
program within one week of beginning work as a supervisor. Employers must also ensure supervisors are competent as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
WHSC Supervisor Health and Safety Training
program is designed to help employers meet both the awareness training and competency obligations. The WHSC is offering this program in a number of cities on Monday, November 19
WHSC offers a similar online Supervisor Health & Safety Training
WHSC training…ensured learning and compliance
As Ontario’s government-designated health and safety training centre, you can be sure WHSC training meets MOL requirements and so much more.
Beyond the programs listed above, WHSC offers hundreds of other essential workplace health and safety training opportunities. Each ensures:
demonstration of knowledge and skills
portable records of training
For details, please review the complete WHSC training catalogue
Don’t see the training you need or unsure of your workplace training obligations?
Call us at 1‑888‑869‑7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative.