12 Requirements for Supervisor/Worker Awareness Training Programs

Based on the Expert Advisory Panel’s report, it is proposed that awareness training programs would need to cover the following minimum content requirements:

Worker Awareness

  1. Rights and responsibilities of workers and supervisors under the OHSA
  2. Roles of workplace parties, health and safety representatives, and joint health and safety committees
  3. Roles of the Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and Health and Safety partners
  4. Hazard recognition
  5. Right to be informed of hazards
  6. Reference to an employer’s obligations to provide information and instruction to workers about controlled products as required under Regulation 860(WHMIS) of the OHSA
  7. Latency and illness related to occupational disease

Supervisor Awareness

  1. Rights and responsibilities of workers and supervisors under the OHSA
  2. Roles of workplace parties, health and safety representatives, and joint health and safety committees
  3. Roles of the Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and Health and Safety partners
  4. Recognition, assessment, control and evaluation of hazards
  5. Where resources and assistance are available

Content Source: Ministry of Labour

 

 

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