According to Boating Ontario, new and young workers are three times more likely to be injured during their first month on the job than at any other time.
In response to this issue, Boating Ontario will be offering a series of Student Marine Safety Training Workshop, which will be made available to its members at a discount ($135 per employee for members or $175 per employee for non-members). The association suggests all marina operators would be prudent to ensure its employees comply with all of the Ministry of Labour’s requirements.
“As an employer, it is your due diligence to ensure that employees know and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Health and Safety Act,” says Janet O’Connell, Boating Ontario’s CEO. “As their employer, you are responsible for providing them with the knowledge and understanding that they need to work in a safe manner. This workshop provides general awareness training in advance of your required job specific training, to ensure the safety of all your workers.”
The workshop features training segments including: Customer Service, Health and Safety, WHMIS / GHS, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Dock Operations, Spill Response Awareness, and Emergency Response Awareness.
Boating Ontario is reminding marine employers that the Ministry of Labour has plans to ‘blitz’ employers with young workers this year, to ensure they are in compliance with all of its requirements.
Employers can register their staff for Boating Ontario’s Student Marine Safety Training Workshops, offered in numerous regions across the province.
Click one of the links for your local area to find additional details or to sign up your staff.
Region 1 – Kingston, Treasure Island Marina Sunday April 30, 2017
Region 2 – Manotick, Hurst Marina Saturday April 29, 2017
Region 3 – Toronto, Outer Harbour Marina Friday May 5, 2017
Region 4 – Trenton, Trent Port Marina Friday April 28, 2017
Region 5 – Lefroy, Lefroy Harbour Resort Saturday May 13, 2017
Region 6 – Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes Library Saturday June 10, 2017
Region 7 – Parry Sound, West Parry Sound Museum Sunday June 11, 2017
Region 8 – Kincardine, Kincardine Fire Hall Saturday June 17, 2017
Region 9 – Belle River, Belle River Marina Sunday May 7, ,2017
Region 10 – Port Dover, Port Dover Marina Saturday May 6, 2017
Region 12 – Spanish, Spanish Marina Saturday May 27, 2017
Region 12 – Little Current, Spider Bay Marina Sunday May 28, 3017
A minimum number of registrants are required for each workshop, and are therefore subject to cancellation.