WHSC 2009 Annual Report now available online
The Workers Health & Safety Centre’s (WHSC) commitment to worker well-being is stronger than ever. Amid tough recessionary times and major changes within Ontario’s health and safety system, the WHSC’s focus is clear; our work never more centred on prevention.
The WHSC 2009 Annual Report, now available online, details our efforts to stay true to our vision of safer, healthier workplaces and how we continued to fulfill our core training mandate.
Last year we held our own delivering over 187,000 person hours of training including both legally mandated programs and other programs geared to our labour constituency.
Says Dave Killham, executive director, Workers Health & Safety Centre, “We’re optimistic as the economy recovers so too will our ability to reach all workers and their representatives who need health and safety training.” Understanding most economic growth comes from small business a key program development effort was the creation of a new program for worker representatives in smaller workplaces. This training program has the potential to extend our reach into workplaces that have been traditionally underserviced. If Ontario’s Expert Advisory Review Panel on Occupational Health and Safety recommends mandatory training for these representatives, this program will become indispensable.
Reaching more broadly still, a major revision to our unique Level 1 health and safety program allows it to be delivered to workers in all Canadian jurisdictions. This is essential training for worker reps wanting to fully exercise their considerable legal rights and expand their skills as health and safety leaders.
Updates to our Basic Certification program and to our Health Care & Social Services Sector program have us well poised to take the lead when revised Certification standards are released.
Regardless, we encourage you to read about all of our efforts on behalf of Ontario workers and their families.
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