Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Health and Safety - Is Your Company Ready For New Requirements July 2014
Is your company ready for the changes that are taking effect in July, 2014. At that time it is mandatory that all workers and supervisors covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act receive Health and Safety Awareness training.
We will be requiring all trades working with us to provide proof of compliance with these requirements.
Don't panic. The required training is available online at no charge through the Ministry of Labour website. The training can be completed online or you can download the documents. Visit www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/index.php
To properly orientate your workers specifically to construction, many resources are available through the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), formerly Construction Safety Association of Ontario (CSAO). Many of the resources are free to members and can be downloaded. If you pay WSIB premiums in a rate group that starts with the number 7, you are a member. Visit them at
www.ihsa.ca and review their products and training available.
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