This ½ hour learning session, made-up of 2 modules, introduces employees to the City’s attendance management process.  It  describes the steps that a supervisor should follow to assist an employee with meeting their obligation of regular and consistent attendance at work.  It  also provides employees with tips and strategies for communicating with their supervisor regarding  their attendance and any specific disability needs. 

The session will address:

  • the City’s Workplace Accommodation Procedures;

  •  the City’s sick leave entitlement and sick leave certification procedures; and

  • Long Term Disability (LTD) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims

  • what happens to insured benefits (health, dental and life insurance) and pension contributions when on sick leave, LTD leave and WSIB leave. 

The City’s documents, forms and templates are  also discussed.  Links to these internal resources are posted under the “reference material” section of this course.

This e-learning presentation will provide you with basic information about the hazards of noise, noise levels in the workplace, basic legislative requirements and the selection, care and use of hearing protection devices.

This e-learning presentation will provide you with basic information about the hazards of noise, noise levels in the workplace, basic legislative requirements and the selection, care and use of hearing protection devices.

As part of the City of Ottawa’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace roadmap, this series of videos is designed to help employees, their families, friends, and the community understand mental health and know where to get resources and help. These videos explore the importance of being able to understand your own mental health and encourage you to connect with others and reach out for support

This training introduces Supervisors to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.

This training introduces Workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.

This 15 minute online training module will help you to understand the application of ergonomics in an office environment and how to work comfortably and safely.
The following topics will be discussed:

  • Risks for Musculoskeletal Injuries;
  • Principles of the “Neutral Posture” in the work environment;
  • Optimizing your work station set up, including how to adjust your chair, monitor, work-surface;
  • Incorporating Micro Stretch Breaks into the work day.

Other ergonomic equipment will be reviewed such as the use of the keyboard, mouse, and document holder to support a Neutral Posture. 

An  Ergonomic Self-Assessment Checklist is also available to assist you in optimizing your workstation set up. 

This mandatory awareness training provides a basic understanding of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace and introduces workers to the legislative requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is intended to support the Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Policy and the Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Program.

While WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 / GHS are two different systems, they share the same goal-to ensure that people who work with hazardous chemicals on the job have information to protect their health and safety.

During the transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015, workplaces may be using some chemicals labelled under the old system and others under the new. This means employers will have a duty to provide both WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 training to their workers.This generic course helps workers to recognize the hazard classification and communication components of both systems; understand the critical information that is provided through these components; and apply that information to protect their health and safety.