WSIB introduces workplace-specific hazard training

Workplace safety representatives in Ontario will be required to take additional level of training.
||Last Updated: 04/08/2003

This year representatives on corporate workplace safety committees in Ontario must take a new “workplace hazard” course offered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

The new training will add to the WSIB’s basic certification course, which is normally taken by worker and management representatives on workplace safety committees. Safety committees are required in most Ontario workplaces with more than 20 employees.

About 70,000 people have already completed basic certification training, which covers health and safety laws, hazard identification and control, investigation techniques and prevention resources.