The Ontario Government is investing $3 million to provide free online health and safety training for the first time. These virtual courses aim to make it easier for job seekers and workers to get essential qualifications, while practicing physical distancing.
Up to 100,000 job seekers can now take free online workplace health and safety training through Employment Ontario. There are 10 courses available, including topics such as infection control, conducting health and safety incident investigations, ladder safety, slips, trips and falls prevention, and prevention workplace violence and harassment.
In addition, worker and employer members of Joint Health and Safety Committees can now use video conferencing to take training in real time with qualified instructors from training providers approved by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer.
Job seekers should contact an Employment Ontario service provider in their area to enroll.
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