Beginning on July 1, 2014, employers in Ontario will have an added responsibility of ensuring that all workers and all supervisors in all workplaces that fall subject to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) have completed a mandatory occupational health and safety awareness training program. This training requirement has been introduced by O. Reg. 297/13, a new regulation under OHSA that is commonly referred to as the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation.
The required training will be slightly different for workers and supervisors but will cover similar topics such as the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees under OHSA and the roles of various boards and associations. (more…)