Occupational Health and Safety Awareness: Ontario Reg. 297/13 Canada
Ontario-based employees, supervisors, and employers
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Health and Safety in Ontario workplaces is governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and multiple regulations under the Act. This course meets the requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13 Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training. It describes how workplace health and safety operates in Ontario relative to employers, workers and supervisors. The course specifically addresses the duties and rights of workers under OHSA; duties of employers and supervisors under OHSA; common workplace hazards and occupational illnesses; the role of joint health and safety committees and of health and safety representatives under OHSA; roles of the ministry, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and health and safety associations; information and instruction requirements as set out in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation; how to identify, assess and manage workplace hazards; and sources of information on occupational health and safety.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.
Health and Safety: Rights and Duties
- recognise workers’ basic rights as provided in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- identify worker duties in relation to occupational health and safety
- identify the health and safety duties of employers
- identify the health and safety duties of supervisors
- identify the responsibilities of joint health and safety committees and health and safety representatives in the workplace
- identify the roles of the entities that partner to advance health and safety in Ontario
- identify control methods used for basic workplace hazards
- recognise the steps for dealing with workplace hazards effectively
- identify requirements for worker training outlined by the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System