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Occupational Health and Safety ("OHS") Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors

Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group Course (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
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Toronto, ON
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Overview

Fasken Martineau’s OHS Awareness Training courses for workers and supervisors are designed to meet the requirements of the new Ontario Regulation 297/13 “Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training”.

Deadline to Comply with the new Regulation has passed: 
As of July 1, 2014, employers had to ensure its workers and supervisors received training on occupational health and safety, as prescribed in O. Regulation 297/13.
Fasken Martineau is offering the following two (2) seminars, designed by Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., CRSP, a leading employment and labour lawyer and author of Canadian Health and Safety Law and the EHS Team at Fasken Martineau.

1. Basic OHS Training - Workers
Under Regulation 297/13, workers must complete a basic OHS awareness training program. This one and a half hour seminar will include the following:

  • The rights and responsibilities of workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”)
  • The duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA
  • The roles, functions and powers of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees under the OHSA
  • The function and power of the Ministry of Labour; fines and penalties
  • The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and other entities with respect to occupational health and safety
  • Common workplace hazards
  • The requirements set out in Regulation 860 (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)) with respect to information and instruction on controlled products
  • Occupational illness, including latency
  • Review and discussion of leading court cases involving worker convictions

2. Basic OHS Training - Supervisors
Under Regulation 297/13, supervisors must complete a basic OHS awareness training program. This one and a half hour seminar will include the following:

  • The rights and responsibilities of workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”)
  • The duties of employers and supervisors under the OHSA
  • The roles of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees under the OHSA
  • The function and power of the Ministry of Labour; fines and penalties
  • The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and other entities with respect to occupational health and safety
  • How to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards, and evaluate those controls
  • Sources of information on occupational health and safety
  • Understanding Bill C-45
  • Review and discussion of leading court cases

Dates

OHS Training for Workers

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Registration for this course has been closed.

OHS Training for Supervisors

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Agenda

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am Program

Note: The hours from this non-accredited course may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this course is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.

Type

This is an in-person course.

Cost

This course is $95.00 +HST per registrant.

RSVP

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For more information:

Cassandra Patrick
+1 416 943 8976 
cpatrick@fasken.com