Workplace Inspections


The purpose of the Respect in the Workplace program is to educate employers on the legal roles and responsibilities of all workplace parties as it relates to harassment (including sexual harassment), discrimination, and violence in the workplace. It explores what employers should consider when developing workplace violence and harassment policies and programs and how to respond to acts of harassment, discrimination, and/or workplace violence in their workplace.

Intended Audience

Employers, Managers, Supervisors, JHSC Members, H&S Representatives, HR Professionals


Approx. 45 min

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Due Diligence
    • Consequences of Non-Compliance – Tickets and Fines
    • Internal Responsibility System
    • What is a Workplace Inspection?
    • Ministry of Labour Inspections and Investigations 
    • Prevention
  • Identifying, Reporting and Controlling Hazards
    • What is a Hazard?
    • Types of Hazards
    • Occupational Illnesses
  • Conducting Workplace Inspections
    • JHSC/H&S Representative Responsibilities
    • Workplace Inspection Package, Checklist, and Form
    • Operator Pre-Use Inspections
    • Workplace Inspection Follow-ups
  • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of employers, supervisors, employees, Joint Health and Safety Committees and Health and Safety Representatives as it relates to workplace inspections
  • Under the different types of workplace inspections
  • Understand how to identify hazards and implement preventative measures 
  • Understand the importance of reporting, documenting, following up and ensuring corrective action with workplace inspections

Upon completion of the program and passing a final, multiple-choice exam, learners will be provided with a certificate of completion that can be downloaded and printed for their records.