Occupational Health and Safety Awareness: Ontario Reg. 297/13 – Canada

  • 9 topics | 52m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Health and safety in Ontario workplaces is governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and multiple regulations under the Act. This course meets the requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13 – Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training. It describes how workplace health and safety operates in Ontario relative to employers, workers and supervisors. The course specifically addresses the duties and rights of workers under OHSA; duties of employers and supervisors under OHSA; common workplace hazards and occupational illnesses; the role of joint health and safety committees and of health and safety representatives under OHSA; roles of the ministry, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and health and safety associations; information and instruction requirements as set out in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation; how to identify, assess and manage workplace hazards; and sources of information on occupational health and safety. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize workers' basic rights as provided in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • identify worker duties in relation to occupational health and safety
  • identify the health and safety duties of employers
  • identify the health and safety duties of supervisors
  • identify the responsibilities of both the joint health and safety committees and health and safety representatives in the workplace
  • identify the roles of the entities that partner to advance health and safety in Ontario
  • identify control methods used for basic workplace hazards
  • recognize the steps for dealing with workplace hazards effectively
  • identify requirements for worker training outlined by the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System


  • Rights of Workers
  • Duties of Workers
  • Duties of Employers
  • Duties of Supervisors
  • Role of JHSC and Health and Safety Representatives
  • Role of Ontario's Health and Safety System
  • Occupational Illnesses and Workplace Hazards
  • Analyzing Workplace Hazards
  • Finding Information on Workplace Hazards