Mandatory Health and Safety Training for Workers and Supervisors

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour announced that workplaces, covered under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, must ensure that all workers and supervisors have completed a basic health and safety awareness training program by July 1, 2014.

The regulation takes effect on July 1, 2014. Once the regulation takes effect, the employer is responsible for providing proof of health and safety training.

Ministry of Labour Resources

The ministry has produced e-learning modules and downloadable training guides and workbooks. The resources include a poster that must be displayed in all workplaces.

Training for workers

Training for supervisors

Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps

This training introduces workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.

Workers can use this free training program as one way to meet the minimum training required by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation.

Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps

This training introduces supervisors to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.

Supervisors can use this free training program as one way to meet the minimum training required by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation.

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