Ministry of Labour Awareness Training Program Suite
(December 2014 | eNewsletter for Ontario Teachers)
As of July 1, 2014, the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) requires every employer to ensure that their workers and supervisors under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act complete basic occupational health and safety awareness training. Now that unpaid co-op students and other unpaid learners are defined as “workers” under the Act, they must complete a worker awareness training program. Supervisors are also responsible for completing the supervisor awareness training program so that they are aware of the requirements.
The Ministry of Labour offers free awareness training program eLearning modules with printed certificates and hard copy workbooks available for download on its website. Free training modules are available for both workers and supervisors, and take approximately one hour to complete.
To learn more about the regulation, training requirements, and our free online training program suite, please visit:Ontario.ca/LearnToWorkSafe