Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps

The Occupational health and safety awareness training provides a basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and does not replace any sector specific, hazard specific, or competency specific training.

This training introduces workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.

Workers can use this free training program as one way to meet the minimum training required by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation.

The program can be completed using the workbook or the eLearning module.

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Workbook and Employer Guide

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This workbook must be printed, completed and signed to serve as a record of training. The Ministry of Labour does not issue or require certificates for users of the workbook.

For copies of this workbook in other languages, email

Employer Guide

This guide provides instructions on how to deliver the Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps training program.


This online learning module takes 45 - 60 minutes to complete.

The module is unable to keep track of your progress, so it must be completed in one sitting.

Important Information

You will receive a "Proof of Completion" certificate once you complete the training. You must save and/or print the certificate before exiting the module.

The Ministry of Labour will not store your certificate, or keep a record of training. Please keep a copy for your records.

Module Requirements

This resource requires Internet Explorer (9 or 10), or Chrome 17 or higher. Those using Windows 7 as their operating system are advised to use Google Chrome 17+. Please ensure that all pop-up blockers are deactivated before accessing the eLearning module. Accessing the eLearning modules using mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets is not recommended.