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St. John Ambulance Launches Online Courses to Help Ontario Workplaces with Bill 168 Compliance

October 28, 2010

Recent amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) of Ontario, have prompted St. John Ambulance to create three new online courses. These three comprehensive courses will provide employers and employees with the resources necessary to understand what the amendments are all about and what their legal obligations are to achieve compliance with the changes, as well as the penalties involved for non-compliance.

(Vocus) October 27, 2010

Recent amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) of Ontario, have prompted St. John Ambulance to create three new online courses, Bill 168: Achieving Compliance; Developing Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies and Programs; and Creating a Safe Workplace: Workplace Harassment and Workplace Violence Orientation for Ontario Workers. These three comprehensive courses will provide employers and employees with the resources necessary to understand what the amendments are all about and what their legal obligations are to achieve compliance with the changes, as well as the penalties involved for non-compliance.

The first course, Bill 168: Achieving Compliance identifies the policies and practices which must be developed and implemented in Ontario workplaces, and will allow participants to understand the scope of the legislation and the steps that must be taken to ensure compliance.

The second course, Developing Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies and Programs is geared toward Ontario employers with more than 5 employees, and is the perfect course for owners, managers, supervisors and other senior employees to take, in order to understand workplace violence and harassment and what their role is in regard to preventing or dealing with it should it occur. As well, they will learn what the legal requirements are for developing the proper policies and programs.

The third course, Creating a Safe Workplace: Workplace Harassment and Workplace Violence Orientation for Ontario Workers is targeted at employees and what their responsibility is for creating a respectful workplace. It describes appropriate and inappropriate attitudes and behaviours, explains what workplace violence and harassment are as outlined by Ontario’s OHSA, and it clarifies how the recent amendments now extend to domestic violence in the workplace.

These three online courses are an invaluable tool for all Ontario employers, as stand alones, or as a complete package, in order to adhere to the OHSA and the new amendments. These courses will address all the issues necessary to achieve a better understanding of the responsibilities all employers have and to understand how Bill 168 affects them and the workplace.

These programs can be accessed around the clock, and participants can work at their own pace (each course can typically be completed in 2-3 hours). This allows participants to complete the program at their own convenience.

For over 125 years, St. John Ambulance has been training over 140,000 Ontarians annually in first aid and health and safety related courses and remains dedicated to saving lives at work, home and play. With over 4,000 volunteers contributing over half a million hours of community service a year, St. John Ambulance is an integral part of the community offering such unique and innovative programs as; medical first response, disaster response, car seat clinics, health and safety related youth programs and therapy dog services. As a charitable, humanitarian organization, proceeds from St. John Ambulance’s first aid, health and safety training and health and safety product sales directly support these vital community services programs. For more information on St. John Ambulance training courses and volunteer opportunities or to contact your local branch, visit http://www.sja.ca/on.

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