Seasonal Workers - Training Reminder

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:57 AM
    Message # 12803140
    John Milton (Administrator)

    As seasonal workers join our industry, ORFA reminds members that Ontario workplaces are legally required to provide the following training to their employees:

    • Core WHMIS Training - Recommended every year for employees exposed to hazardous substances such as cleaning products, paint, gasoline, etc.
    • Workplace Specific Training - Required depending on the work employees perform. Includes training such as, WHMIS, Safe Operation of a Forklift, Working At Heights, or Aerial Work Platforms, Sun Safety and Extreme Weather Awareness.
    • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) - Required for all employees.
    • Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training - Required for all employees.
    • Supervisor Competency Training - Required for all supervisors as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    • Workplace Violence and Harassment Training - Required for all employees.

    It is essential that all workers be provided with the required training as it reflects the commitment of the employers safety culture.