About Us

IHSA is a leader in health and safety education. Through skills-based training, auditing, and evaluation, we provide safety solutions to those who perform high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, and utility line clearing.

We incorporate a research-based educational methodology in everything we do, from the needs assessment stage through to program development, delivery, and evaluation. This comprehensive evaluation framework, which measures program and performance outcomes, is a critical element in high-risk activity education.

For information about IHSA's plan, view IHSA's Strategic Plan

As part of Ontario's health and safety system, we are recognized by the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as designated trainers and consultants. So, you can be sure that the training you get from IHSA meets regulatory requirements and compliance standards.

 

IHSA Vision

Workplaces without injuries, illnesses, or fatalities.

 

IHSA Mission

To develop sector-specific partnerships and support their implementation of prevention solutions that provide continuous improvement in health and safety performance.

We remain committed to providing you with world-class service and the information you need to prevent occupational injury and illness.

IHSA Policy Statement

The Board of Directors and management of Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) are committed to the prevention and elimination of occupational illnesses and injuries and the support for mental wellness in our workplace.

To learn more, download our IHSA Policy Statement

 

IHSA Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy

The Board of Directors and management of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) recognize the potential for workplace violence and harassment and are committed to working with employees to provide a safe and respectful work environment.

To learn more, download our IHSA Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy

IHSA's Annual Report 2016

Download IHSA's 2016 Annual Report and financial statements.

 

IHSA's Expense Policy

To download a copy of our expense policy, click here.

 
 

IHSA serves the following industries

  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Utilities
  • Aggregates
  • Natural gas
  • Ready-mix concrete
  • Transportation
 

IHSA Membership

You are automatically a member of IHSA if you are employed with a firm that pays premiums to the WSIB in Ontario in one of the following rate groups:

  • 134 – Aggregates
  • 497 – Ready-Mix Concrete
  • 551 – Air Transport Industries
  • 553 – Air Transport Services
  • 560 – Warehousing
  • 570 – General Trucking
  • 577 – Courier
  • 580 – Miscellaneous Transportation
  • 584 – School Buses
  • 681 – Lumber/Builders Supply
  • 689 – Waste Materials Recycling
  • 704 – Electrical and Incidental Construction
  • 707 – Mechanical and Sheet Metal
  • 711 – Road Building and Excavation
  • 719 – Inside Finishing
  • 723 – ICI Construction
  • 728 – Roofing
  • 732 – Heavy Civil Construction
  • 737 – Millwrighting and Welding
  • 741 – Masonry
  • 748 – Formwork and Demolition
  • 751 – Siding and Outside Finishing
  • 764 – Homebuilding
  • 830 – Power and Telecommunication Lines
  • 833 – Electric Power Generation
  • 835 – Oil, Power and Water Distribution
  • 838 – Natural Gas Distribution
  • 755 – Non-Exempt Partners and Executive Officers in Construction
 

Board of Directors

IHSA's Board of Directors represents the industries we serve as follows:

 
Transportation
  • Amanda Hall – Midland Transport Limited
  • Michael Frolick – TransPro Freight Systems Limited
  • Brian MacDonald – Teamsters Canada - Local 91
  • Len Poirier – Unifor
 
Residential
  • Claudio Mazzotta – Drywall Acoustic Lathing & Insulation, Local 675
  • Vacancy – (Management)
 
General ICI
  • Bob Kerr – Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada
  • Vacancy – (Management)
 
Executive Committee
  • Michael Frolick – TransPro Freight Systems Limited
  • Joe Redshaw – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793
  • David Johnston – Toronto Hydro
Mechanical
  • Don Schultz – Millwrights Regional Council of Ontario
  • Tom Lachance – TESC Contracting Company Ltd.
 
Electrical
  • David Johnston – Toronto Hydro
  • Dave Whyte – Hydro One
  • Glen Drewes – IBEW Local Union 402
  • Tom Nicholls – Power Workers Union
 
Heavy Civil & Aggregates
  • Darrin Husack – ConDrain Group
  • Joe Redshaw – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793
 

Labour-Management Network

IHSA works closely with its industry partners and labour associations through its Labour-Management network, its industry-based Advisory Councils and its two Provincial Labour-Management Safety Committees and Section 21 Committees (construction and electrical respectively).

Social Networks

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