Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC expands COVID-safe online, virtual classroom training

Virtual classroom health and safety training
With the lifting of some COVID restrictions in indoor settings and cases beginning to rise, workplaces are pondering next steps to prevent worker and community transmission.
Many recognize the need to build workplace capacity to assist with ongoing COVID responses. Registering for quality WHSC training is a great place to start. Our now expanded schedule of online, virtual classroom training targets the training needs of workers, joint health and safety committees, health and safety representatives and supervisors. After all, all have an important role to play as set out in health and safety law, including the development of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans, mandated by the Ontario government.
Of course, workers continue to face many other significant hazards ranging from working at heights and toxic chemicals to harassment and uncontrolled energy sources. These too must be addressed. Our schedule of training is designed to support the control of a host of hazards.

Superior Online Learning Environment

We encourage you to secure your seat today. WHSC scheduled training courses reach capacity limits fast. Our online virtual classrooms offer a superior learning environment including small class sizes designed for maximum engagement and assured learning.
Our training is delivered over a secure Zoom platform at specified dates and times. Lead by a highly qualified WHSC-trained instructor, course participants learn together much like our traditional, learner-centred, in-person training courses. To ensure training integrity and validate the learner, all that is required of training participants is a high-speed internet connection and a computer with a properly functioning camera, microphone and speakers.
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Upcoming schedule of training

✅ JHSC Certification Part I
✅ JHSC Certification Part II General Stream
✅ JHSC Certification Refresher
✅ Federal Committees and Representatives
✅ Worker Health and Safety Awareness
✅ Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness
✅ Globally Harmonized WHMIS
✅ Indoor Air
✅ Lockout
✅ Working at Heights
✅ Working at Heights Refresher
✅ Ergonomics and MSDs
✅ Workplace Violence and Harassment
✅ Transportation of Dangerous Goods – By Road
✅ Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health

Essential and mandatory training

Employers are legally obligated to provide training, including Certification Training for JHSC members, health and safety awareness training for both workers and supervisors, along with Globally Harmonized WHMIS training for all workplace parties. Ontario health and safety law also requires employers to ensure all construction workers in their employ secure Working at Heights (WAH) training before working at heights and using a fall protection system.
Employers in federally-regulated workplaces have similar training obligations, including those for members of work place and policy joint health and safety committees. Like their counterparts in provincially-regulated workplaces, these committee members play a significant role in developing programs to address workplace hazards including the COVID-19 virus.
In other cases, workplaces recognize training to be a prudent undertaking preparing workers and health and safety representatives to play an informed role while acting on their right to participate including assisting with development and ongoing review of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans. One such consideration is the newly updated WHSC Indoor Air Training. This program explores a range of airborne hazards including the virus that causes COVID-19, along with measures to protect workers, such as enhanced ventilation.
Also to be considered during this ongoing and stressful COVID crisis is access to the recently updated WHSC Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health Training. This program examines the workplace as a source of potential mental injury and illness, but also as the best place to seek lasting solutions to workplace psychosocial hazards.

Beyond scheduled classes, and where participant numbers warrant, we can also work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses in a virtual classroom for workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.
Need more information still?
Call a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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