Province to provide health and safety training to aid in job hunt

Queen's Park committing three million to plan

Queen’s Park is introducing online courses designed to help job seekers get a leg up in getting hired in a post-COVID economy.

For the first time, the Ontario Government will be offering free online health and safety training. The virtual courses are expected to help those seeking employment get essential qualifications while maintaining a safe physical distance. The province has committed $3-million to this plan.

“In this new environment, we need to look for new and innovative ways to deliver services, while keeping people safe and healthy,” said Premier Doug Ford. “This virtual approach to safety training will ensure employers and employees have access to the latest information without the need to physically interact with others. In this way, we also reduce the risk of spreading this deadly virus.”

There are 10 courses on offer, which include topics such as infection control, conducting health and safety incident investigations, ladder safety, slips, trips and falls prevention, and preventing workplace violence and harassment. Those who wish to enrol should contact a local Employment Ontario service provider.