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Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers

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

Format: e-Course
Duration: 1 hour
Single-seat: $15CAD





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Course Details

Format: e-Course
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English/French
License Options: Single Seat (90 days access)
Multi-seat (1 year access)

This course explains your rights and responsibilities as a worker on the job in Ontario, and what the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires from workers, supervisors and employers.

It is important to understand what the law says and means so that you know your roles and responsibilities, and how this knowledge helps you to stay safe at work. You also need to be aware of common hazards in the workplace, and what to watch out for.

Managers, supervisors, and employers are encouraged to take the Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors course.

Topics include:


  • The rights of workers under the OHSA: the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse unsafe work
  • The duties of workers under the OHSA
  • The duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA
  • The roles of joint health and safety committees and health and safety representatives
  • Common workplace hazards and occupational illnesses

Upon completion of the course you will:


  • Know your health and safety responsibilities and rights in Ontario
  • Understand the importance of the the internal responsibility system (IRS), and the duties of the employer, supervisor and worker
  • Be aware of common workplace hazards, including repetitive movements; slips, trips and falls; working near vehicles; using or working near machinery; and workplace violence
  • Know where to go for help

Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

Under the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation of the OHSA, which comes into force on July 1, 2014, all employers in Ontario must ensure that their workers complete a basic health and safety awareness training program. This course meets this requirement.

Case studies, quizzes and a final exam help to measure and encourage learning. Upon finishing the course, participants will be able to print a Certificate of Completion. With the purchase of a multi-seat account, employers are able to track and demonstrate that their workers have successfully completed the course.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for Ontario workers and joint health and safety committee members. Managers, supervisors and employers may also find this course helpful.

Prerequisite

None

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.


Want more information?

Courses:

Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Supervisors
Accident Investigation in Ontario
Confined Spaces: The Basics
Electrical Hazards
Emergency Preparedness for Workers
Fire Safety: The Basics
Ladder Safety in Ontario
Lockout
Manual Materials Handling
Personal Protective Equipment: The Basics
Preventing Falls From Slips and Trips in Ontario
Violence in the Workplace: Recognize the Risk and Take Action
WHMIS 1988 for Workers in Ontario
Working at Heights
Workplace Inspections

Publications:

Cold Weather Workers Safety Guide
Food Service Workers Safety Guide
Groundskeepers Safety Guide
Health and Safety Committees Reference Guide
Health and Safety Guide for Custodial Workers
Orientation for New Workers
Warehouse Workers Safety Guide
Welders Health and Safety Guide
Working in Hot Environments: Health and Safety Guide




Date Modified: 2017-04-27 11:06:27