Safety Training

Training Legislative Requirements


Further duties of Employers

4(2) without limiting the generality of an employer’s duty under subsection (1), every employer shall;

b) Provide to all his workers such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his workers;

h) ensure that all of the employer’s workers are supervised by a person who

i) is competent, because of knowledge, training or experience, to ensure that the work is performed in a safe manner,

Employer’s duty re training

4(4) Without limiting the generality of clause (2)(b), every employer shall provide information, instruction and training to a worker to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, and health of the worker, before the worker

(a)    Begins performing a work activity at a workplace

(b)    performs a different work activity than the worker was originally trained to perform; or

(c)    Is moved to another area of the workplace or a different facilities, procedures or hazards

Performing work activity during training

4(5) notwithstanding subsection (4), a worker may perform a work activity while being trained if the worker is under the direction of a supervisor or another person who is fully trained and has sufficient experience in performing that work activity to ensure that the safety or health of the worker and any other person is not at risk.

Wages and benefits during training

4(6) A worker is entitled to the same wages and benefits for any time spent in training that he or she would be entitled to had the worker been performing his or her regular work duties during that time.

Content of a Program

7.4(5) a workplace safety and health program must include

h) a plan for training workers and supervisors in safe work practices and procedures;

Educational leave

44(1) Subject to subsection (2), every employer, except an employer on a construction project, at a workplace where there is a workplace safety and health committee or where there is a workplace safety and health representative shall allow each member of the committee, the safety and health representative, or their respective designates, to take educational leave each year for the number of hours the worker normally works during two normal working days, without loss of pay or other benefits, for the purposes of attending workplace safety and health training seminars, programs or courses offered by the Workplace Safety and Health Division or approved by the Workplace Safety and Health Committee, or provided in the current collective bargaining agreement respecting the workers at the workplace.

NEW Legislation effective February 2011

The following is added after section 3.2:

3.2.1 The employer or prime contractor must ensure that committee members are trained to fulfill their duties as member of the committee

The following is added after section 3.9


3.9.1 The employer must ensure that the representative is trained to fulfill his or her duties as a representative

SAFE Hospitality Training Calendar  

For more information on the Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Act & Regulations;

Workplace Safety & Health Act W210                         

Workplace Safety & Health Regulations MR 217/2006