CLK BUSINESSES - DYK THERE IS FREE, ONLINE TRAINING FOR YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES FOR COVID-19 SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERALLY? FREE. EASY. CHECK IT OUT. MAXIMIZE SAFETY; MINIMIZE LIABILITY.

CKL businesses and organizations, did you know that you can arrange for your employees , including management, to complete training to promote understanding and compliance with the (Ontario) Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1 (“OHSA”) .

The training is designed to help every employer and employee learn about his or her rights and responsibilities under the OHSA, including how they affect each employer and employee in the workplace.

An excellent (online) training program is offered by the (Ontario) Ministry of Labour. The program is called “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps”. The program is free.

The Web site to use the training program is:

https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/elearn/worker/foursteps.php

This four-part e-learning series (approximately 16 minutes) is for public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Each video is approximately four minutes in duration, as follows:

  • Get on Board
  • Get In the Know
  • Get Involved
  • Get More Help

There is a quiz at the end of each video for each employee to complete, in order to obtain the certificate.

After each employee completes the training program, being a four-part e-learning series, a certificate is issued to that employee. You would obtain and retain these certificates for every employee.

Having certificates for each employee will not only minimize the risk of potential workplace injury, safety violation or non-compliance with the OHSA, but also improve the workplace environment generally.

Having the training/certificates available will also likely assist you in the event of any potential claim or issue in future related to workplace injury or safety contravention – that is good risk management practice.

As you know, workplace injury can create significant liability issues for an employer – every step you can take to minimize that risk and potential exposure is wise. 


Thank you for reading this - Jason Ward, Monique Meloche of WARDS LAWYERS PC.

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