The ministry of labour has announced new safety training for supervisors and workers for all of Ontario. The course can be taken online through the Ministry of Labour website.
The course takes about an hour to complete and you are given a certificate that you have to print out at the end of the online course proving that you have taken the course and completed it.
The reason that you have to print it out is because the MOL (ministry of labour) will not be keeping any records of you taking the course, leaving it up to the individual to take the course and keep a record of it encase the a MOL inspector asks them for it at a later date.
You have until July the 1st 2014 to comply with the new law, employers are being ordered to make their employee’s comply. Employee’s can log onto the website from anywhere at any time and should be able to complete the program within 1 hour of starting.
The workers version of the course is a 4 step program addressing ways to stay safe in the workplace and explains the rights that the worker has and who they should address concerns to if and when safety problems arise.
The supervisor’s version of the course is a 5 step program addressing ways to stay safe in the workplace and it explains the rights that the supervisor is entitled too and also the rights that the workers under their supervisor are also entitled too. This course also informs the supervisor of the need for them to be leaders in all aspects of the workplace and also setting a proper example for the health and safety of the people under their command. It also explains to supervisors certain ways that they can address health and safety concerns that are brought forward to them. It goes on to explain the relationship they have with their employers and the need to communicate with them.
This is another way the government is trying to help keep the workplace safer and it is nice to see that this course is free for employers and employees as well.
Village Builders Inc.