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Worker Safety Awareness Training

NEW! Worker Safety Awareness

All employers in Ontario are required to train workers and supervisors according to the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) of the OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Act), which comes into force on July 1, 2014. These programs are basic health and safety awareness training programs that provide the basis for future training and support safe workplaces for all workers in Ontario.
Training is required once, however, workers and employers must provide evidence of successful completion of the training. Online training provides the advantage of access to training records and proof of completion at any time at exceptionally low prices.
This course will educate you on the rights and responsibilities in the workplace for employees, managers, supervisors and employers. By the end of this course you will know duties in the Internal Responsibility System, your rights about workplace hazards and have a clearer understanding of general safety objectives in the workplace.

It will teach you:
• Your duties within the Internal Responsibility System
• About workplace hazards
• How to become informed about working safely

Worker Safety Awareness Course Objectives:
Every effort will be made to ensure that the objectives of the course will appeal to the most diverse audience possible. Given the right information, you will be able to put into practice the various learning objectives we will discuss in this course.

At the conclusion of this course, you will know:
• Your duties within the Internal Responsibility System
• Your rights about workplace hazards
• When a worker cannot be reprised
• How to become informed about working safely
• Ways to participate in health and safety
• Your rights to refuse unsafe work
• External resources for workplace health and safety

Who should take this course?
• Employees, employers, managers, supervisors, in all types of work environments

Worker Safety Awareness Course Outline:

1. Rights and Responsibilities
• Hazard Awareness and Control
• Working Together
• Obtaining Assistance

2. Hazard Awareness and Control
• Hierarchy of controls
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Slips, trips and falls
• Working with machinery
• Workplace violence
• Motorized vehicles
• Hazard protection
• Safety communication
• Roles

3. Working Together
• How to participate in health and safety
• Functions of JHSC and Health and Safety reps
• Required postings from OHSA

4. Obtaining Assistance
• Recognize the importance of internal support systems
• Identify when to contact the Ministry of Labour
• List other resources available for safety information

5. Course summary and test

Note: This Instructor led program is also available in an online/eLearning format!

Please contact our office for further details on Worker Safety Awareness training.