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Register for winter training sessions in WHSC virtual classes

Essential health and safety training programs available in COVID-safe virtual classes
We are all COVID weary, but safety precautions remain critically important, now more than ever. Is your workplace ready for this latest COVID challenge?

As a new variant emerges, cases climb again and acknowledgements finally made by public health officials that the virus can remain airborne and accumulate in indoor spaces for hours, now is not the time to step back. Securing up-to-date health and safety training is one way to shore up your workplace capacity to confront this next stage of the pandemic. Workers Health & Safety Centre is here to help. Throughout the coming months we have scheduled essential health and safety training programs in COVID-safe virtual classes.

You needn’t wait. Register now to secure your spot! In January we will deliver legally required Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification training, but other equally important training is also on offer in the first few weeks of the new year including Supervisor Health and Safety Training, Ergonomics and MSDs, Indoor Air, Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health, and Workplace Violence and Harassment.

Compliance and competence

Amid the ongoing COVID crisis workplace precautions need to be sustained, if not strengthened. In Ontario, COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans are also legally required. Quality training can help. Our online virtual classrooms offer a superior learning environment including small class sizes designed for maximum engagement and assured learning.

Don’t wait until the new year! Register now to avoid disappointment:

✅ JHSC Certification (Part I, Part II General Stream, Refresher)
✅ Ergonomics and MSDs
✅ Federal Committees and Representatives
✅ Globally Harmonized WHMIS
✅ Indoor Air
✅ Lockout
✅ Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health
✅ Supervisor Health and Safety Training
✅ Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road
✅ Workplace Violence and Harassment.

Employer's legal obligations

Employers have the greatest legal responsibility for the protection of workers. Though Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) also recognizes the rights and obligations of others to play an important role in pursuit of prevention, namely joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members and worker health and safety representatives. 
If your workplace employs 20 or more workers or a designated substance is onsite, the OHSA requires the establishment of a JHSC. In this case, employers must also "carry out" approved Certification training for at least two members of the JHSC, one worker representative and one management representative, including Certification Part ICertification Part II and Certification Refresher

Many workplaces choose to train all JHSC members to build their in-house capacity to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and to ensure existing workplace hazards aren’t overlooked. In smaller workplaces where worker health and safety representatives are mandated, some employers recognize the utility of this training and ensure they complete it too.

Meantime, WHSC-scheduled in-person training includes Working at Heights and Working at Heights Refresher training. Upcoming scheduled training includes weekend dates to meet the demands of workers in this essential sector.

Don’t see what you need? Beyond the scheduled classes listed above, and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.

Need more information still?
Call a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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