The motivation behind this procedure/rule is to build up a structure by distinguishing the duties, roles, and obligations of work environment to guarantee that the well being and security concerning program is powerful and is in consistency with the statutory regulatory requirements. The targets of this procedure/guideline are to:

  • Identify who is responsible for conducting training.
  • Ensure who is responsible for determining the level and type of training required.
  • Identify the timeframes for health and safety training.
  • Identify who requires health and safety training.


There are two types of health and safety training, general and specific.

2.1 Training Tools Available

Training tools are available with the HR department.

2.2 General training

Safety, Health and Wellness develop and delivers general training through courses, hands or training, and internet courses to Supervisor, engineers’ and staff.

2.3 Specific training

Specific training is done in the workplace. It needs to be done within two weeks of hire and when the hazards change at the workplace or when a potential hazard of exposure or injury is present.

This particular training needs to be done by the Supervisor or designated person. The trainer should have all the knowledge about the workplace and its hazards.

  • Hazards at the workplace, including biological, chemical and physical hazards.
  • Control measures, including personal protective equipment.
  • Emergency parameters including the emergency plan, emergency equipment, and exit procedures.
  • Safe operating procedures.
  • Work Place Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), including the hazard labeling, storage, handling and precautions for the biological, chemical, nuclear and physical hazards in the workplace.
  • Safe equipment operation.
  • Manual lifting.
  • Using mechanized lifting.

2.4 Other Training

Given the complex work environment at specialized work such as metro, training may be provided upon request.

2.5 Training for Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee

At least two worker representatives and two employer representatives on the Committee must be certified. They must complete a certification program which is approved by the Workers Safety & Company’s Board. All other Committee members must take training courses:

  • Laboratory safety
  • Waste management procedures
  • Biosafety
  • Radiation safety
  • Safety legislation
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and Safety Inspections
  • Injury / Incident Investigation


All workers or individual that might be exposed to the hazards require general as well as explicit training. It is the Supervisor’s duty to guarantee that people are adequately trained. This includes:

  • Newly hired workers
  • Supplied labor (from external sources)
  • Students (On Job Training)
  • Volunteers
  • Contract workers
  • Members of the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee


4.1 Training Review

Training must be reviewed by the supervisor:

  • When legislation is updated
  • When workers are hired
  • For workers that are transferred
  • For promoted workers
  • For workers who have been on a complete absence (six months or longer) from the workplace
  • For each occupation
  • When equipment or processes are modified
  • When hazards change in the workplace
  • When a new hazard is introduced into the workplace
  • At least annually
  • As deemed necessary by the Supervisor

4.2 Training Updates:

Training must be re-taken or updated as required by the Supervisor, Safety, Health and Wellness

or regulatory requirements.


General and specific training must be recorded by the specialist and Supervisor. Records for the general instructional training are kept on document with the person, in the department and at Safety, Health and Wellness.