Ontario Launches Free Online Training Promoting Safe Workplaces

The Provincial government has announced a $3-million investment in online health and safety training. The virtual courses will make it easier for job seekers and workers to get essential qualifications, while practising physical distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

Up to 100,000 job seekers can now take free workplace health and safety training, including topics such as infection control, conducting health and safety incident investigations, ladder safety, slips, trips, and fall prevention, and preventing workplace violence and harassment. 

Worker and employer members of joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) can now use video conferencing to take training in real-time with qualified instructors from training providers approved by Ontario’s chief prevention officer. Those interested in pursuing this training can access the portal through the employment Ontario website.