Starting July 1, 2014, all employers covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will be required to give Basic Awareness Training to all workers and supervisors. The objective of this training is to enhance workers’ and supervisors’ knowledge of both their rights and responsibilities under the OHSA and highlight the OHSA’s overarching principle that workers, supervisors and employers are jointly responsible for maintaining the health and safety of their workplace.

The training was mandated, in part, in order to address the health and safety of particularly vulnerable workers such as new hires and recent immigrants.

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