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.
This course is delivered in a public classroom, either in-person and/or virtually.
Private delivery is available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.
Virtual Training is currently available in English only.
Participant requirements for virtual include a webcam, capable hardware, software & internet. Virtual sessions will be delivered using the Adobe Connect platform, supported on all major web browsers, tablets and cell phones.
Please view the Virtual Training FAQ for more details on virtual delivery.
- 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.
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.