Health & Safety Training
Under Manitoba law, every employer must provide training to all workers
Did you know:
- You must be trained when beginning work or, when duties change.
You must be trained about:
- Fire and Emergency
- Location of First Aid
- Identification of Prohibited Areas
- Precautions regarding physical, chemical or biological hazards
- Any procedures, plans, policies, and programs
- Any hazards to ensure health and safety while at work.
You are not permitted to work unless you are:
- Trained and experienced
- Under close and competent supervision.
- Members of safety and health committees and designated workplace safety and health representatives are entitled to two days of paid leave each year to attend health and safety training courses (section 44 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act).
Find training resources from the following sources:
Maintains one of the most extensive and up-to-date workplace health
and safety libraries in western Canada. It is open to the public.
- Offers educational workshops on a variety of health and safety topics.
- Provides educational fact sheets on workplace health and safety, with some available in multiple languages.
- Provides medical services to Manitobans with work related illness or injury.
- Provides health and safety training courses to any and all interested organizations and individuals.
- Provides health and safety presentations to high school students anywhere in Manitoba at no cost to your school or school division.
SAFE Work: a joint initiative of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and the provincial Workplace Safety and Health Division
Accessing health & safety training:
- Every Joint Health & Safety Committee member or H&S representative has a right to 2 days of paid education leave each year (Section 44 of W210 Workplace Safety & Health Act).
- Education is more effective if worker and management counterparts attend together.
- Vary courses amongst committee members so some receive education in ergonomics, or workplace violence or prevention methods.
- Courses selected by joint committee are available from many sources.