Training & Education
CCOHS Ontario health & safety awareness e-course – 2014
By Alyssa Dalton
February 6, 2014 – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an e-course to help Ontario workers understand their rights and responsibilities under the province’s new health and safety training regulation.
Under the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)—which comes into force on July 1, 2014—all Ontario employers must ensure their workers complete a basic health and safety awareness training program. This one-hour course will provide participants with an understanding of their health and safety rights and responsibilities in the province and the duties of the employer, supervisor and worker. The course also identifies common workplace hazards, such as repetitive movements; slips, trips and falls; working near vehicles; using or working near machinery; and workplace violence. Participants can print a certificate of completion upon finishing the e-course.