The Occupational Health and Safety Act mandates health and safety training with an employer with more than five employees. There must be a written occupational health and safety policy and a program to implement that policy.
The program will vary depending upon the hazards at the particular workplace but may include all or some of the following:
- Workplace violence and harassment policies;
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. Anyone working with or around hazardous materials is required by law to be WHMIS trained. All employers are required to show diligence in ensuring their employees are WHMIS trained. WHMIS systems must be reviewed every year, including some measure of training;
- Hazardous material spills response procedure;
- Confined space entry procedure;