The Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations sets out the minimum standards for health and safety in Ontario's workplaces as well as duties and responsibilities of all workplace parties.
The maximum penalties for a contravention of OHSA or its regulations are set out in OHSA Section 66. A successful prosecution could, for each conviction, result in:
- A fine of up to $100,000 for an individual person and/or up to 12 months imprisonment;
- A fine of up to $1,500,000 for a corporation.
Safety, Health and the Law is a one-day instructor-led course designed to raise awareness and working knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) and regulations. Participants gain practical experience to enable application of knowledge to their workplace using the Carswell consolidated version of the Act.
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.
- Introduction to OHS Act
- General duties
- Joint health and safety committees
- Work refusals.
Upon completion, you will be able to
- Navigate through health and safety legislation and understand the administration and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Understand the general duties of employers, supervisors and workers
- Learn how to recognize toxic substances that can be present in the workplace
- Understand procedures for a work refusal and a work stoppage in the workplace
- Identify requirements for notices, reporting and injuries and illnesses and keeping records.
This course is suitable for those who are required to use the Act but are not familiar or experienced in its application or use.
- JHSC members (non-certified)
- Health and Safety Coordinators
- Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace.