Workplace Education Agreement

For more information on how to ensure the health, safety and well-being of students participating in workplace education or experial learning programs, school boards should consult The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Co-operative Education, 2018. The WEA form must be completed for all students participating in work or experser learning programs. For students who do not receive a salary or are not covered by their employer, completing this form constitutes the agreement that the Ministry of Education is responsible for covering CSASA benefits. For students who receive a salary and are insured by their employer, completing the form determines that the employer is responsible for providing WSIA coverage. School boards must use a separate weA form for each student. In all types of vocational training programs, businesses and community organizations work with school boards to provide students with rich learning opportunities. Because these programs focus on educational experience rather than productivity, students generally do not receive a salary from the placement employer. (Expense allowances or fees paid to students are not considered salaries for the purposes of employee benefits and workplace insurance board benefits.) If a physician requires medical treatment beyond first aid, or if the injury or illness results in a loss of time during the practicum, the school board representative must send a report (as outlined below) to the FASC. Since accident reporting procedures require students` Social Security numbers, it is recommended that all students involved in vocational training or expercable learning programs where the student is considered an employee have a Social Security number.

This memorandum provides instructions to school authorities and schools regarding coverage under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act 1997 (WSIA) for students, including adult learners, who participate in various on-the-job training programs (also known as experiential learning programs) where the student is considered an employee. These programs include short-term opportunities such as work experience, longer-term opportunities such as cooperative education, and internships, which may include some or all of the individualized programs of some supervised alternative learning (SAL) students. Concerns were expressed about students participating in internships where they may be exposed to infectious diseases. These work environments include, but are not limited to, hospitals, laboratories, dental offices, emergency departments, veterinary practices and nursing homes. These work environments are not consistent when it comes to requiring vaccinations against various diseases. In addition, tb screening requirements for people working in various workplaces may not be consistent. Students who participate in vocational training or experse learning programs and do not receive a salary are considered employees of the Ministry of Education for the purposes of WSIA coverage once the Work Training Agreement (MEA) form is completed and the internship begins (see the “Obtaining WSIA Coverage” section below). In the event of an injury or illness in the workplace that requires health care, the student must complete the CSASA worker`s injury or illness report (Form 6). By completing a report on Form 6, the student submits a claim for benefits and also agrees that their physician may disclose the student`s personal health information about the ability to return to work to the referring employer. The student must send a copy of the report to the school board representative, who must send a copy to the Ministry. Please note that if the student does not submit a report on Form 6, the CSASA will only issue benefits (p.B.

health care or loss of income) for up to two weeks. According to the WSIA, employees who have suffered an accident at work or who have contracted an illness are entitled to benefits, such as.B. Compensation for their loss of income and permanent impairments, as well as for health and rehabilitation services […].

Posted October 16th, 2021 in Uncategorized.

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