Orientation on Safety and Health for Newcomers (Manitoba-Legislated Workplaces)

Orientation on Safety and Health for Newcomers (Manitoba-Legislated Workplaces)

Course D​​escription​

This e-learning course provides an introduction to occupational safety and health for newcomers in Manitoba workplaces (excluding workplaces covered by federal legislation).

This course will help newcomers learn about their workplace rights under safety and health legislation, understand the role of safety and health programs within a workplace, and learn how to identify job-related hazards to help them safely perform their job duties.

Upon completion of the course, you will know how to:

  • Explain the four fundamental workers' rights stated in the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act
  • Describe the duties of employers and workers
  • ​List the six basic types of workplace hazards, and give examples
  • Understand how workplace hazards are controlled and steps you can take to protect yourself
  • Recognize the basic elements of a workplace safety and health program
  • Know who to ask for help with safety and health matters
Orientation on Safety and Health for Newcomers was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in partnership with SAFE Work Manitoba.

Target Audience

​​Newcomers who have recently moved to Manitoba and are starting a new job, including permanent residents, naturalized citizens, temporary foreign workers, study permit holders and refugees.

Note: Although designed for newcomers, this course would also be helpful to new workers, including young workers, people transferred from other parts of the organization, and those whose workplace processes and hazards have changed. 

Course Details

Format: e-Course
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English​​​

Learn more and register.

Note: when you click "Register," you will see the total amount that you would have to pay if you are not a Manitoba resident. During the checkout process, once you have confirmed that you are a Manitoba resident, the amount you see will be reduced to $0.

SAFE Work Manitoba covers the cost of this course through a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Registration is limited to a total of 300 seats per company/organization inclusive of all CCOHS courses. Courses marked "free" are not part of this limitation.
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