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Training Requirements

Training Requirements Table



Training Sessions - Who Should Attend

Health And Safety Training Offered By The Department
If you have been hired as a supervisor¹, you must attend the Occupational Health and Safety Act training. Under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, sec. 25(2)(c) and sec. 1(1), it states that all supervisors should be familiar with the OHS Act.

Please contact us at extension 55491 for registration or if you have any questions.

Training organized by the Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) is free of charge for York employees except for material cost (e.g. manuals). For departments that organize their own training and require the service of a DOHS trainer, the relevant department will be responsible for booking the training facility and providing all training equipment.

¹ "supervisor" means a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker (R.S.O., 1990, c.o.1 as amended).
 
Training Course Who Should Attend
Accident Investigation.

All Supervisors, YUSA, CPM, YUFA etc.
Completion of Occupational Health and Safety Act training is a prerequisite for this session.

Automated External Defibrillation

All Security Officers/Security Supervisors.
Prerequisite: A valid Standard First Aid Certificate

Asbestos Safety for Facilities Workers.

Any worker/ supervisor who removes or supervises the removal of asbestos containing materials.

Back Safety

-Intended for people who experience (or want to prevent) low back pain while performing work, household, or leisure activities
-Introductory classes for those who have not had any back safety training at York
-Click here for more information about Back Safety classes

If interested, PICK ONE:

(1) Back Safety

For those whose work activities involve material handling, driving or awkward postures and DO NOT spend a lot of time using a computer.
Prerequisite: NONE

(2) Back Safety Supplement

 A condensed version of the above for those who spend a lot of time using a computer and have taken Computer Workstation Safety.
Prerequisite: Computer Workstation Safety

Biosafety Any worker/supervisor who will be working with biological materials (e.g., viruses, bacteria, cell culture, etc.) in a certified containment level laboratory.
Biological Hazards Any worker/supervisor who may come in contact with
blood, bodily fluids, or any contaminated material (e.g., sewage, waste) that may harbor blood-borne viruses (e.g., Hepatitis B, HIV, etc.) or other pathogens.  Any
worker/supervisor who handles the clean-up of blood/bodily fluids and/or involves the pick-up and disposal of sharps.
Computer Workstation Safety.

Any worker who spends a lot of their time working with a computer.

Compressed Gas Safety

Any worker who works with and handles compressed gas cylinders.

Confined Space.

Any worker who enters or attends a confined space.

Electrical Safety (Intermediate)

Any worker who frequently performs minor electrical work e.g. hooking up multiple equipment/device, work and or operating electrical equipment/machinery etc.

Training is not designed for electricians.

Fall Arrest

Any worker that works on height (more than 3 meters high).

First Aid/CPR.

(1) Standard First Aid/CPR-C Description

Training Description Detailed Information (DOC) (DOC)
Registration Form Detailed Information (DOC) (DOC)

Any worker who is a designated first aid person.

Forklift Truck Safety.

Any worker who operates a forklift.

Hearing Conservation.

Any worker working with or beside equipment that generates noise above legislated occupational exposure limits.

Hepatitis A.

Any worker who may be exposed to contaminated water sources or who may be exposed to carriers of the disease.

Hepatitis B.

Any worker who may be exposed to blood or body fluids.

Ladder Safety (DVD)

Any worker that uses a ladder.

Laser Safety.

Any worker who works with laser sources.

Mould Control.

Any worker/ supervisor who removes or supervises the removal of mould containing materials.

Occupational Health and Safety Act.

All Supervisors, YUSA, CPM, YUFA etc.

Propane Cylinder Training.

Any worker that exchanges and fills propane cylinders or fills propane fuelled vehicles.

Radiation Safety.

Any worker who works with radioactive sources.

Sharps Disposal and Pick-up Any worker/supervisor who handles the pick-up and disposal of sharps.
Student Worker Orientation.

Any student worker who works during the summer months for Facilities Services.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

Any worker who receives or ships hazardous materials.

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) Level I or II.

On-line WHMIS I Training

Any worker who works with or in proximity to hazardous materials.

WHMIS Level I - "Any worker who does NOT work with chemical or biological agents." (Not a pre-requisite for WHMIS Level II training)


WHMIS Level II - "Any worker who DOES work directly with chemical or biological agents."

Workplace Inspection

All supervisors, YUSA, YUFA, CPM etc.
Completion of Occupational Health and Safety Act training is a prerequisite for this session.

X-ray Safety

Any worker that uses an x-ray machine.