Are You Prepared to Comply with Ontario’s New Awareness Training Regulation?

On Nov. 15, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Labour released a final regulation that requires all workers and supervisors to complete mandatory OHS awareness training, as recommended in the Dean Report. (Read this alert for an overview of the regulation.)

The requirements take effect on July 1, 2014. Is your workplace prepared to meet this compliance deadline?

To learn more about the awareness training regulation and what you need to do to comply with it, join us on Jan. 22, 2014 for a 1-hour webinar with Ontario OHS lawyer Kevin MacNeill of Heenan Blaikie.

MacNeill will cover the main aspects of the new regulation including:

  • Background on the regulation
  • The contents of the regulation itself
  • How to comply with the regulation.

In addition, MacNeill will situate the new regulation in the current OHS context in Ontario by reviewing more generally employers’ duties to :

  • Ensure that measures and procedures prescribed by regulation are carried out in the workplace
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision to workers to protect their health and safety
  • Appoint competent supervisors.

He’ll also briefly touch on enforcement trends at the Ministry of Labour, including fines for non-compliance with the duty to provide information, instruction and supervision to workers.

Even if you’re not based in Ontario, attending this webinar could still be useful as the new awareness training requirements in that province are consistent with similar requirements in other jurisdictions.

Attendance at the webinar is FREE for all OHS Insider members—just register.

All others can purchase a seat at this highly informative session.