Preventing the Spread of Viruses

To learn more about the steps IHSA is taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as what you can do as an individual or employer, visit our information page on preventing the spread of viruses.

AODA Accommodations

IHSA is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all customers who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our goods or services. Individuals requesting accommodation are asked to advise IHSA of the nature of accommodation that is required by contacting Customer Service at 1-800-263-5024.

 
Health & Safety Representative
 

A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) has a vital role to play in protecting the health and safety of everyone at the workplace. Having a designated person on the site to deal with any concerns about workplace hazards demonstrates to workers that the employer is committed to protecting them.

Many small businesses that are not large enough to require a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) rely on their HSR to bring forward any health and safety issues that need attention. Unfortunately, many HSRs do not have the necessary training to recognize or resolve these issues.

 

A Health and Safety Rep is required when:

  • More than 5 and less than 20 workers are regularly employed at the workplace

OR
  • More than 5 workers are regularly employed at a construction project and the work is expected to last less than 3 months.

The consequences of not having a well-trained HSR are seen too often. Workers can suffer lost income or a lower quality of life due to a critical injury. Families can lose a loved one to a workplace fatality. Employers can lose a valuable employee and production days. They may even have to replace damaged material and equipment and pay higher compensation costs.

 

Training

Section 8 of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) outlines the duties and powers of HSRs. A new amendment to this section, subsection 5.1, requires the employer or constructor to ensure that HSRs receive training that enables them to exercise their powers and perform their duties effectively. While this amendment has not yet been put into force, it is recommended that all HSRs receive training in order to do their jobs well.

HSRs have many of the same responsibilities and powers as members of a JHSC. Because of that, it makes sense that they should receive the same training. IHSA recommends that all HSRs take a JHSC Certification course. A certified member is not required with respect to a project where fewer than fifty workers are regularly employed or that is expected to last less than three months.

 

JHSC Certification – Part One covers the essentials of being an HSR and includes modules on legislation, health and safety hazards, workplace inspections, and incident investigations.

 

So far this year, the health and safety record for IHSA rate groups has been troubling when compared with previous years. This is especially true in the construction and transportation rate groups. We recommend that HSRs in these sectors take JHSC Certification – Part Two in addition to Part One.

 
 

While JHSC Certification Part One and Part Two courses are recommended for HSRs, at a minimum they should take IHSA's Health and Safety Representative (HSR) eLearning course.

The good news is that it's not too late to reverse this upward trend of workplace injuries. By upgrading their knowledge, HSRs can protect themselves and their coworkers from workplace hazards by identifying and addressing potential problems before they become an issue. For more information about HSRs, download the Guideline for Health & Safety Representatives (W002).

IHSA offers our JHSC courses free to our members, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Become a part of the solution to make Ontario workplaces safe and healthy. Register today!

 

Course Offerings

 

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification – Part One

 

Session Details


From: Sep 20, 2021 - To: May 11, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E72541JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E86023JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85742JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/27/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E75084JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/28/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E76083JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/28/2021 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Course is full
E75312JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Course is full
E79354JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E86634JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/12/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E86024JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E76069JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/26/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Course is full
E72552JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E76595JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Course is full
E86025JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E80957JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/2/2021 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Course is full
E81749JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/2/2021 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Course is full
E76450JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/9/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Course is full
E81377JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/9/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E78656JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/10/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Course is full
E79398JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/10/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E80682JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/16/2021 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Course is full
E81105JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/23/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E75508JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/24/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Course is full
E79028JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/24/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79316JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/13/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E84780JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/4/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E85351JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/10/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E83757JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/11/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E86182JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/11/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E81490JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/17/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E84792JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/17/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E82208JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/18/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E82483JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/18/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E83340JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/19/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E85352JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/19/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82061JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E83175JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E86186JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/1/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E81665JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E81918JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E85357JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E84823JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/14/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83701JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/15/2022 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register
E83454JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/16/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E85359JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/23/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82492JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/1/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E86193JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/1/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E85363JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/2/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85306JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/14/2022 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E83763JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/15/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E85368JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/15/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85803JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/16/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81191JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/21/2022 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E83662JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/21/2022 8:00:00 AMKenoraIHSA-Training Centre-Kenora Register
E81635JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/22/2022 8:00:00 AMHuntsvilleHoliday Inn Express-Huntsville Register
E82074JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/22/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E85370JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/22/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85372JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/23/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82240JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/28/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E85376JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/4/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85836JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/4/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81517JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/12/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E85309JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/13/2022 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E82499JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/19/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E85383JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/25/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85384JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/27/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E83385JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/2/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E85845JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/2/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E84507JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/4/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E82001JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/9/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Sep 20, 2021 - To: May 13, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E75265JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E86026JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79348JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/28/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81877JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/29/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E76585JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Course is full
E85743JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E81030JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/5/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Course is full
E84699JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/18/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E79380JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/20/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E81784JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/20/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E72551JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/25/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E86027JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/25/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E80746JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/26/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
E81374JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/26/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E75502JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/27/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E77256JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E78986JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/2/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E79390JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/3/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E76085JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/9/2021 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Course is full
E72555JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/15/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E75090JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/16/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E79005JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/17/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E75322JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/22/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E79017JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/29/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E85745JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/29/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E81382JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/30/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E76606JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Course is full
E81785JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E76455JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/7/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E80683JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/7/2021 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E81041JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/14/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E75515JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Course is full
E79082JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E79322JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E80959JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Course is full
E85353JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/19/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E84794JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/24/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83347JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/25/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E86185JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/26/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E82064JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E82485JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E82226JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E85358JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/14/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86190JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/15/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E84846JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/22/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E85360JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/23/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85364JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/2/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85366JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/7/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E81507JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/14/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E86195JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/14/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E83359JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/16/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E85369JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/22/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85373JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/28/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82494JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/29/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E83301JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/4/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E85378JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/6/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85377JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/11/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E81996JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/12/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E82075JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/12/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E82262JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/19/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E84505JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/19/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E85842JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/25/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81682JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/26/2022 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E83702JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/26/2022 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register
E85311JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/27/2022 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E85380JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/2/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82506JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/3/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E85454JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/4/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E81455JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/9/2022 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E81526JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/9/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E85455JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/11/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Oct 20, 2021 - To: Mar 25, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E85171JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)10/20/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E81413JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/30/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E79078JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)12/1/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E85801JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)3/14/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81956JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)3/23/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register