Safety, Health and the Law (1 day)

Safety, Health and the Law (1 day)

UPDATED & IMPROVED! Provides participants with working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act - how to use the Act, the minimum standards it sets out, and the related regulations that govern workplace health and safety in Ontario.

Item #:  20105


The Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) and regulations set out the minimum standards for health and safety in Ontario workplaces as well as duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties. Contravention of the Act or regulations can result in fines of up to $100,000 for individuals and/or 12 months in jail while corporations can be fined up to $1.5 million. A 25-percent victim fine surcharge also applies to all fines.

Safety, Health & the Law is one-day, instructor-led course designed to increase awareness and working knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. Participants are guided through the sections in the Act using a variety of methods to increase learner engagement and improve understanding and retention of concepts including: exercises, self-assessment checklists, case study and video. Includes a comprehensive 76-page participant guide and a copy of the current Carswell Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations, Consolidated Edition.

This training solution meets the mandatory awareness training requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13.



Delivery method

This course is delivered in a public classroom and/or can also be delivered in an on-site location.

Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about availability and on-site pricing.

Topics include

  • Introduction - The Law - Introduces participants to the Act and components of the 'green book'.
  • Module 1 - Taking Responsibility - Introduces how each one of us plays a role in workplace health & safety.
  • Module 2 - The Internal Responsibility System - Provides an overview of the interlocking duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties.
  • Module 3 - Hazard Recognition - Identifies specific workplace hazards and regulations that apply.
  • Module 4 - Enforcement - Explains how the Ministry of Labour enforces the Act and how to work with inspectors.
  • Module 5 - Resources - Identifies resources that can help.

Upon completion, you will be able to

  • Identify why workplace health and safety is important.
  • Navigate the different components of the Act and regulations.
  • Recognize key definitions and duties of workplace parties.
  • Identify how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate workplace hazards and review relevant regulations.
  • Identify requirements for notices, reporting injuries & illnesses and keeping records.

Target audience

This solution is suitable for all WSPS sectors that are regulated by Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The course is intended for those who are required to use the Act but are not familiar with or experienced in its application or use. This includes:

  • Managers & supervisors.
  • Health and safety coordinators.
  • JHSC members (non-certified).
  • Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace.
  • Safety, Health and the Law - Volume Discount

    Volume discounts for selected training, which have been marked throughout the catalogue, are shown below.

    3-5 participants 10%
    6-9 participants 15%
    10+ participants 20%

    1. Participants must be from the same organization
    2. Participants must register for the same course. However, course dates and locations can vary; CSA/WSPS courses excluded
    3. Registrations must be received by WSPS at the same time

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Select a Scheduled Location and Date

3 scheduled date(s)
Location Function No. Date Time Notes Price
Guelph - Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton 205429 Nov 21, 2018 08:30:00 AM $249.00
Mississauga - WSPS Training Facility 205160 Oct 29, 2018 08:30:00 AM $249.00
Mississauga - WSPS Training Facility 205191 Dec 13, 2018 08:30:00 AM $249.00