OHSA stands for Ontario Health and Safety Awareness.
According to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) there are three components to Health and Safety Awareness:
As of July 1, 2014 all workers and supervisors in Ontario require training in health and safety awareness.
General training (such as this course) will cover the regulatory requirements.
Additionally all training should include some hands-on or 'site-specific' training covering the location of information in the workplace, a review of the emergency procedures and safety equipment to be possibly used.
Regardless of the source of training or how it is provided to workers, the employer has the duty to ensure it is adequate to protect the health and safety of the workers.
It is up to the employer, in consultation with the Joint Health and Safety Committee or health and safety representative, if any, to determine the level and type of training provided.
YOW Canada's Online Health and Safety Awareness training is one method of training.
Additional 'hands-on' training on specific equipment and procedures to be used will be required.
This is a one time course for workers and supervisors which is transferable from employer to employer.
Click here to see Ontario Regulation 297/13
Workers need Health and Safety Awareness training that:
The onus is on the employer to ensure that his or her staff is properly trained for the job. Because you can never be too sure of previous training, it's recommended that new employees take a an OHSA course, including site-specific training.
Absolutely! If you are taking this course as an individual, simply enter your name in the area for "Company Name".
YOW Canada's OHSA course is not intended or designed for trainers and we do not recommend that it be used to train a trainer. In order to reap the full benefits of this course we recommend that each trainee complete an OHSA course themselves. This also ensures that each employee receives an OHSA certificate.
The “employer” signature should be signed by the direct supervisor of the employee. The “employee” signature should be signed by the actual trainee. If you are self-employed you must sign as both the “employee” and the “employer”.
Yes, the Ontario Health and Safety Awareness training course was designed to meet all of the provincial training requirements.
YOW Canada's OHSA online course works in a 3 step process:
Step 1 - Register:
Once the courses have been purchased all trainees must be registered for the course. Registration is done online through the Training Administration page. You can also contact YOW Canada by phone at 1-866-688-2845, email or by fax to have us register your trainees. Once registered, login and password information is emailed to the administrator.
Step 2 - Take the Course:
Trainees can log in at any time to start their training and can log in and out as many times as necessary to complete their training. The course is about 1.25 hours in length. It includes audio, video, animation and interactive exercises. It makes training fun and educational!
Step 3 - Print your Certificate:
Once completed, the wallet and wall-mount certificates are emailed to the administrator. The certificates are printable and accompanied by a Performance Record that displays how the trainee performed throughout the course (scores for each chapter etc.).
Yes. Available in English or in French, YOW’s OHSA training program allows trainees to choose their preferred language when they log in.
Learn more about our OHSA French Online Course (SSSO) .
The average trainee can complete this OHSA online course in about 1.25 hour(s).
Yes, you can log in and out of the course as many times as necessary in order to complete your training. When you log back into the course, you will be brought back to your last visited page. You have up to 1 year to complete your course.
No, you may log in and out as many times as necessary to complete your course. Your work will be saved.
Once you complete the course, a pdf document will be available for you to download and print. This document is also emailed to the Training Administrator. This document will include your Performance Record and certificate. The certificate includes your name, your employer's name and the date you certified.
The certificate will be automatically available for printing once you complete the course. It will also be emailed to the Training Administrator. If you are self-employed, the certificate is sent to your email address directly.
As an administrator, you have access to the Course Administration site where you can monitor and track each trainee's progress. You can see quiz scores, view certificates, activate accounts and more.
You will receive a copy of all training certificates by email as soon as the employee has completed the course.
You can also be able to re-register any employee's who's certificates have expired.
Online training with YOW Canada is fast, easy and effective. Some of the benefits of online training include:
Yes. The course is available for dial-up users. Please be aware, however, that it may take more time to download. If you'd like to see a demo to test the speed, please click here to view a demo of this course. to view a demo of this course.
Purchases can be done online, by phone at 1-866-688-2845 or by fax.
You may pre-purchase courses to be used at a later date. There are no expiry dates for pre-purchased courses.
Please visit our product menu for all of our course offerings.
YOW Canada's offices are located in Ottawa, Ontario and Y-O-W are the international call letters for the Ottawa Airport. Plus, we think it's a catchy name that's easy to remember.
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