Training Requirements

The competencies a worker requires depend on the circumstances of the work. Supervisors are expected to perform a job task analysis to determine the risks faced by the worker. This job task analysis must consider:

  • All of the tasks a worker is expected to perform to do the job
  • The environment and circumstances in which the work is to be performed
  • All of the equipment the worker is expected to use
  • All of the health and safety risks associated with the work

In all cases, training must be conducted in a safe manner and in compliance with the NL Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. Sufficient supervision must be provided in the workplace to ensure training and instruction has been practicable and work is being done effectively and safely.

Environmental Health and Safety has developed a training matrix to assist supervisors and managers in identifying training needs for their employees.  

Memorial University Training Matrix 

The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations expressly or implicitly require the following safety related training for relevant employees;


Training Required by OHS Legislation

Please choose link to see course information and approved training providers. 

Asbestos Awareness / Abatement

Confined Space Entry (WHSCC Approved Course)

Fall Arrest / Travel Restraint (WHSCC Approved Course)

First Aid

Health and Safety Orientation

Occupational Health and Safety Committee and Workplace Health and Safety Representative Training (WHSCC Approved Course)

Operation of Mobile Equipment

Power Line Hazards (WHSCC approved Course)

Respirator Use / Respiratory Protection 

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) (Federal Legislation)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)