Course Code: 016

This course will assist everyone in workplace to understand their legal duties and how to meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and various regulatory requirements

Participants will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the legal duties and responsibilities placed upon employers, supervisors, workers, contractors, and others made under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Review and discuss the more common regulations, their meaning, and how to demonstrate due diligence while meeting regulatory requirements. Discussions will focus on the Regulations for Industrial Establishments/O.Reg. 851, W.H.M.I.S./O.Reg. 860, and the Regulation for Chemical and Biological Agents/O. Reg.833.
  • Learn more about the “best industry practices” and how the C.S.A. or other well-known standards are best utilized in the development of safe work practices.
  • Review Joint Health and Safety Committee structure, and function, rights and responsibilities of members. We will discuss what effective committees have in place and common pitfalls that committees should avoid.
  • Understand the procedures for “refusal to work” situations, and where “dangerous circumstance” exists.
  • Understand the required actions to take when Accident/incident occur as well as subsequent investigations conducted by the MOL
  • Understand the duties, powers and limitations of labour inspectors during inspections or investigations. We will discuss the use of search warrants and the right to obtain information through their use.
  • Due diligence simply means taking all reasonable care to protect the well-being of employees or co-workers. To meet the standard of due diligence, you must take all reasonable precautions in the circumstances to carry out your work and your health and safety responsibilities. This is the standard of care required to comply with the Health and Safety Act and Regulations and orders made under the Ontario OHS Act.
  • How to establish due diligence in your workplace.