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Worker Health and Safety Awareness


Posted On January 4, 2019 8:36 am

Worker health and safety awareness

In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires that every worker and supervisor complete an occupational health and safety awareness training program that provides a basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including rights, roles, and responsibilities under the Act.

 
 
 
 
The Basic Awareness Training Program for Workers must include Instruction on the:

  • Duties and rights of workers under OHSA
  • Duties of employers and supervisors under OHSA
  • Roles of health and safety representatives and Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs) under OHSA
  • Roles of the Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and entities under OHSA Section 22.5
  • Common workplace hazards
  • Requirements in Regulation 860 – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) regarding information and instruction on controlled products and
  • Occupational illness, including latency. [O. Reg. 297/13, Subsection 1(3)]

The Basic Awareness Training Program for Supervisors must include Instruction on the:

  • Duties and rights of workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Duties of employers and supervisors under OHSA
  • Roles of Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs) and health and safety representatives under OHSA
  • Roles of the Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and entities under OHSA Section 22.5
  • How to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards, and evaluate those controls
  • Sources of information on occupational health and safety [O. Reg. 297/13, Subsection 2(3)]

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has developed basic occupational health and safety awareness training programs for workers and supervisors which are available for free online at
https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/index.php

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