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Ministry of Labour Awareness Training Programs

  • Issued: April 11, 2014
  • Content last reviewed: July 2014

Disclaimer: This resource has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations. It is not legal advice. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations. For further information please see full disclaimer.

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has developed basic occupational health and safety awareness training programs for workers and supervisors. The MOL programs are available for free either as printable workbooks or online e-learning modules. The MOL programs can be used to comply with the awareness training requirements. The MOL workbooks are available in multiple languages through ServiceOntario or the ministry website.

Do workplaces have to use the ministry programs to comply with the regulation?

No. Even though the ministry programs can be used by workplace parties to comply with the regulatory requirements, it is not mandatory to use them to comply with the regulation. Workplaces can develop their own training programs or use externally provided training, if the training meets the minimum content requirements set out in Ontario Regulation 297/13.

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Disclaimer: This web resource has been prepared to assist the workplace parties in understanding some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the regulations. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations and reference should always be made to the official version of the legislation.

It is the responsibility of the workplace parties to ensure compliance with the legislation. This web resource does not constitute legal advice. If you require assistance with respect to the interpretation of the legislation and its potential application in specific circumstances, please contact your legal counsel.

While this web resource will also be available to Ministry of Labour inspectors, they will apply and enforce the OHSA and its regulations based on the facts as they may find them in the workplace. This web resource does not affect their enforcement discretion in any way.