The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act(OHSA) is the new regulation that requires employers to make sure workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program.

Besides these new requirements, employers continue to have on-going duties under the OHSA to inform workers about workplace-specific hazards. These include the general duty to “provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker” [clause 25(2)(a)].

We have received and inquiry from members asking if CECCO members are aware of this requirement for employers and what if anything groups are doing to implement the changes before July 1. Can you let us know and we will continue to share information and best practices among our members.

More information can be obtained at the link below.

http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/sawo/pubs/fs_trainingreg.php