Orientation programs are required across Canada to help reduce risks to new workers for injuries and accidents. This two-part course introduces new workers to the principles and practices of health and safety, including information about how to prevent common workplace hazards such as material handling, falls, and chemicals. New workers also learn about health and safety law, their responsibilities and rights as workers, and where to find additional safety information on the internet.
This Orientation on Health and Safety for New Workers online training course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Orientation on Health and Safety for New Workers course, the user will learn to:
- Explain the three fundamental rights of workers in health and safety legislation
- Describe the general duties of employers and workers
- List the six basic types of workplace hazards
- Understand how workplace hazards are controlled and steps you can take to protect yourself
- Recognize the basic elements of an occupational health and safety program
- Know whom to work with regarding health and safety matters
This online Orientation on Health and Safety for New Workers course is made up of the following sections:
- Recognizing workplace hazards
- Occupational health and safety law
- General approaches to working safely
- Working safely – specific hazards
- Preparing for emergencies
- Occupational health and safety programs
- Who to ask for help
This Orientation on Health and Safety for New Workers online training course was designed for all employees and supervisors.
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