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Working at Heights Training Program Standard

  • Issued: December 9, 2014
  • Content last reviewed: December 2014

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The members of the Working at Heights Training Program Standard Development Group contributed their time and expertise to this Standard. The Development Group was tasked with developing a standard which outlines the learning outcomes and other requirements for training programs designed for Ontario workers.

The Committee included members from the following organizations:

  • Blair Allin, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
  • Ed Braithwaite, C&C Enterprises Electrical Construction
  • Kevin Bryenton, Ironworkers District Council of Ontario
  • Mike Cuzzetto, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Glen Drewes, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Jamie Hansen, Unifor
  • Jim LaFontaine, Dufferin Construction
  • Janice Klenot, United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Daniel Rajschmir, IPEX Management
  • Gordon Sproule, Sproule Speciality Roofing
  • Dave Trumble, Power Workers’ Union
  • Rick Van Ihinger, Clifford Masonry

This training program standard will be reviewed at least every five years.

This Training Program Standard outlines the learning outcomes and other requirements that are expected of a training program, in order for it to be approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO).

CPO approval is granted to those programs that meet the Training Program Standard after a successful assessment and review of the program submitted. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the criteria of the Training Program Standard are met, it is the responsibility of employers to ensure compliance with the training requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In determining what rights or obligations a party may have under the legislation, reference should always be made to the official version of the Act and the regulations.


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