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IHSA is the leading developer and provider of prevention solutions for work environments involving high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, powerline technician apprenticeship, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, and utility line clearing.

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 the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) are committed to the elimination of all occupational illnesses and injuries in our workplace.

To learn more, download our IHSA Policy Statement

IHSA's Annual Report 2013

To download a copy of our annual report, click here.

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.

Board of Directors

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

Transportation

  • Tim Holdaway – Midland Transport Limited
  • Michael Frolick – TransPro Freight Systems
  • Brian McDonald – Teamsters
  • Len Poirier – CAW-TCA Canada

Residential

  • Eugene Filice – Great Gulf Homes Limited
  • Claudio Mazzotta – Drywall Acoustic Lathing & Insulation, Local 675

General ICI

  • Mike Archambault – AECON Group Inc.
  • Bob Kerr – Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada

Heavy Civil & Aggregates

  • Darrin Husack – ConDrain Group
  • Joe Redshaw – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793

Mechanical

  • Don Schultz – Millwrights Regional Council of Ontario
  • Tom Lachance – TESC Contracting Company Ltd.

Electrical

  • Jack Dowding – IBEW Construction Council of Ontario
  • Dean Gatien – PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited
  • Mark Turney – Veridian
  • Keith Rattai – The Society of Energy Professionals

Executive Committee

  • Mike Archambault – AECON Group Inc.
  • Keith Rattai – The Society of Energy Professionals
  • Tim Holdaway – Midland Transport Limited
  • Joe Redshaw – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793

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

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).