Did you know that in Ontario all workplaces have a mandatory health and safety training requirement? This ensures that all workers and supervisors have at least a basic level of safety awareness on the job.
The Ontario Reg. 297/13: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARENESS AND TRAINING became mandatory as of July 1, 2014. All workers and supervisors are required to take this training and employers need to ensure the training information is documented and kept on file to show its completion.
Worksite Safety has developed two new online courses, Health and Safety Awareness for Workers and Health and Safety Awareness for Supervisors, which cover all the requirements to meet Ministry training standards. This gives employers a one-stop location to get all their workers trained and keep everything properly documented and on file available for access at any time.
This training is an innovative way to meet the needs of employers and workers today and ensure that all Ontarians have a safe work environment. And by giving workers and supervisors valuable tools and information about their rights and responsibilities, employers send a clear message of the importance of a safe workplace.