Mandatory Awareness Training

Occupational Hygiene

What is the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13)?
On November 15, 2013, The Ministry of Labour announced a new regulation that impacts Ontario workplaces. Effective July 1, 2014, employers must ensure all workers and supervisors have completed a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program.

What you can do
Building awareness across all workplaces and specifically for all workers and supervisors is important for all workplaces including small business and those who employ vulnerable workers. The introduction of this regulation signals a significant turning point in health and safety history that will have a profound impact on future generations.

Employers should be prepared to raise the level of dialogue and encourage more conversations - as awareness increases, so too will questions, ideas and, perhaps most importantly, commitment.

The following steps will help your business meet its obligations and create a safer, healthier and more productive operation.

  • Make your organization aware of the new requirements, and why it's important for people and for business.
  • Assess your existing awareness program against the ministry’s requirements.
  • If your program does not meet requirements, figure out what’s needed and how to proceed.
  • Draft an implementation schedule for training and record keeping that ensures compliance before July 1, 2014.
  • Verify that new hires have had appropriate training.
  • Document, document, document.

Ministry of Labour Awareness Training
Available through the ministry are free Supervisor and Worker e-learning modules and training workbooks. This is also where you can obtain the poster that must be displayed in all workplaces.

WSPS Awareness Training
WSPS also offers worker and supervisor awareness training with value added benefits to fit your unique needs. We can help you meet the July 1 compliance deadline with convenient and flexible training options.

Please call 1 877-494-WSPS (9777) ext. 0 to speak to a health and safety professional about any of the training listed below.

Consulting Services

General Consulting Services

General Consulting Services

Integrating health and safety into your workplace is good business.  WSPS’ consultants employ a results-based approach to health, safety and environment, focused on building self-reliance,  and enabling your organization to implement, manage and continually improve your health and safety programs.

Training

Supervisor Responsibilities and Due Diligence (1/2 day)

Supervisor Responsibilities and Due Diligence (1/2 day)

Understand your legal responsibilities, your role as a leader and the key concept of due diligence.
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$149.00

Health & Safety Awareness for Workers: Train-the-Trainer (1/2 Day)

Health & Safety Awareness for Workers: Train-the-Trainer (1/2 Day)

Do-it-yourself option to meet the mandatory training requirements.

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$295.00

Health & Safety Awareness for Supervisors (1.5 Hours)

Health & Safety Awareness for Supervisors (1.5 Hours)

Get in compliance quickly. Price includes training for up to 25 people in your workplace.

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$395.00

Health & Safety Awareness for Workers (1 Hour)

Health & Safety Awareness for Workers (1 Hour)

Get in compliance quickly. Price includes training for up to 25 people in your workplace.

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$395.00

Health & Safety Awareness for Workers (2 Hours)

Health & Safety Awareness for Workers (2 Hours)

Training Tailored to Your Workplace. Price includes training for up to 15 people in your workplace.

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$395.00

E-Courses

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers (English) (1 hour)

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers (English) (1 hour)

Learn about Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and your rights and responsibilities as a worker.
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$15.00

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors (English) (1 hour)

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors (English) (1 hour)

This solution explains a supervisor's role and duties regarding health and safety at the workplace.
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$15.00

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors (French) (1 hour)

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors (French) (1 hour)

This solution explains a supervisor's role and duties regarding health and safety at the workplace.
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$15.00

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers (French) (1 hour)

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers (French) (1 hour)

Learn about Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and your rights and responsibilities as a worker.
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$15.00

Articles

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H&S awareness training: are you missing out on "one of the best tools available"?

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Dec 03, 2014
Ministry update: Deadline for health and safety awareness training is July 1, 2014

Ministry update: Deadline for health and safety awareness training is July 1, 2014

Further to an article that appeared in the November issue of Network News, Ontario's Ministry of Labour announced on November 15, 2013 that all workplaces covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act must ensure that workers and supervisors have completed a basic health and safety awareness training program by July 1, 2014.

Nov 19, 2013