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Safety Health & the Law

Duration: 1 Day

Provides participants with working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) - how to use the Act, the minimum standards it sets out, and the related regulations that govern workplace health and safety in Ontario.


Classroom Safety Health & the Law
Registration fee per person: $249.00
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  • In-person training sessions at a place near you

This training can also be delivered exclusively for your team online or in-person at your premises at a convenient date & time.

Talk to us for availability and pricing at 1 877 494 WSPS (9777)

Training Overview

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) and regulations set out the minimum standards for health and safety in Ontario workplaces as well as duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties. Contravention of the Act or regulations can result in fines of up to $100,000 for individuals and/or 12 months in jail while corporations can be fined up to $1.5 million. A 25-percent victim fine surcharge also applies to all fines.

Safety, Health & the Law is one-day, instructor-led course designed to increase awareness and working knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. Participants are guided through the sections in the Act using a variety of methods to increase learner engagement and improve understanding and retention of concepts including: exercises, self-assessment checklists, case study and video. Includes a comprehensive 76-page participant guide and a copy of the current Carswell Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations, Consolidated Edition.

This training solution meets the mandatory awareness training requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13.

WSPS virtual courses are delivered via Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams.  Platform specifics will be communicated at time of registration.

What topics will be covered?
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  • Introduction - The Law - Introduces participants to the Act and components of the 'green book'.
  • Module 1 - Taking Responsibility - Introduces how each one of us plays a role in workplace health & safety.
  • Module 2 - The Internal Responsibility System - Provides an overview of the interlocking duties, responsibilities and rights of workplace parties.
  • Module 3 - Hazard Recognition - Identifies specific workplace hazards and regulations that apply.
  • Module 4 - Enforcement - Explains how the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLISTD) enforces the Act and how to work with inspectors.
  • Module 5 - Resources - Identifies resources that can help.
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify why workplace health and safety is important.
  • Navigate the different components of the Act and regulations.
  • Recognize key definitions and duties of workplace parties.
  • Identify how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate workplace hazards and review relevant regulations.
  • Identify requirements for notices, reporting injuries & illnesses and keeping records.
Who is this recommended for?
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This solution is suitable for all WSPS sectors that are regulated by Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The course is intended for those who are required to use the Act but are not familiar with or experienced in its application or use. This includes:

  • Managers & supervisors.
  • Health and safety coordinators.
  • JHSC members (non-certified).
  • Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace.
How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered in a public classroom, either in-person and/or virtually.

Private delivery is available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905 614 1400 or 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.

Important: Requirements for virtual training
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Virtual Training is currently available in English only.

Participant requirements for virtual include a webcam, capable hardware, software & internet. Our virtual courses are delivered via Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams Webinar. Specific platform details for this course will be shared upon registration.

Please view the Virtual Training Frequently Asked Questions for more details on virtual delivery.

Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased.

Total Seats
3-5 participants
6-9 participants 15%
10+ participants 20%

To qualify for group discounts:

  1. Participants must be from the same organization
  2. Participants must register for the same course. However, course dates and locations can vary; CSA/WSPS courses excluded
  3. Registrations must be received by WSPS at the same time
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