Now that you have completed this general awareness program, you are ready to be given more specific information and instruction by your employer and supervisor as required by the OHSA. You should hear about:

  • specific hazards in your workplace
  • the procedure to follow when reporting health and safety concerns, incidents or injuries
  • any protective equipment you are required to wear or use
  • where the company’s health and safety policy is posted (in workplaces with more than 5 workers)
  • where the first aid station is and the names of qualified first aid providers
  • the company’s emergency plan
  • information on hazardous materials in your workplace
  • the workplace violence and harassment prevention policy
  • where a copy of the OHSA is posted
  • where the names of your joint health and safety committee members are posted

We hope this program has been useful and that you’ll use the information in your day-to-day work. Knowing your health and safety rights and duties, and the duties of your supervisor and employer, is an important first step in staying safe on the job.

Remember that when it comes to your health and safety, there is no such thing as a silly question. That question could save your life – so ask it.