Important Notices & Accommodations

 
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.

Ontario's Small Business Health and Safety Training Program will reimburse eligible small business employers for the health and safety representative training of an appointed HSR in an Ontario workplace. It will cover the cost for the $25 registration fee for the HSR eLearning training course and $150 toward the cost of the representative’s training time, for training completed between July 15, 2021 to March 31, 2024.

To be eligible for the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program reimbursement, small businesses must:

  • regularly employ 6 to 19 workers in an Ontario workplace or be required to have a health and safety representative in other circumstances
  • have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) number
  • keep a copy of the HSR training certificate of completion

Learn more about Health and Safety Representatives and the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program. To apply for the SBHSTP reimbursement, complete this form.

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).

 

Course Offerings

 

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification – Part One

 

Session Details


From: Oct 11, 2022 - To: Jun 08, 2023
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E83329JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/11/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E84527JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E85715JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E88011JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E82533JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/25/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre-SSM Course is full
E94020JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/25/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E93170JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/26/2022 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E85717JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/31/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86291JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/31/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83704JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E87094JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E82143JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/7/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E83444JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/8/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E92897JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/8/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E90852JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/15/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E88896JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/22/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E94027JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/23/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85725JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/12/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86590JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/14/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E84549JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/19/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E95884JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/4/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E95662JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/10/2023 8:00:00 AMWindsorWindsor Safety Village Register
E96439JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/10/2023 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E96963JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/10/2023 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E97106JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/10/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E95899JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/16/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E94507JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/17/2023 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E97107JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/18/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E94909JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/23/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E94775JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2023 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E96264JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/30/2023 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E97110JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/30/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E93798JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/31/2023 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E95573JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/31/2023 8:00:00 AMClintonCentral Huron Fire Department-Clinton Register
E95597JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/31/2023 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E95799JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/31/2023 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E95949JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/6/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E96442JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/7/2023 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E97109JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/14/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E94044JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/21/2023 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E94924JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/21/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E97108JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/22/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97111JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/6/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E96113JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/13/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E96913JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/14/2023 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E94800JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/15/2023 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E97113JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/22/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97135JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/22/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97274JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/27/2023 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites-Belleville Register
E94301JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/28/2023 8:00:00 AMHuntsvilleHoliday Inn Express-Huntsville Register
E96270JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/3/2023 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E96592JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/3/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E97136JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/4/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E94536JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/17/2023 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E95453JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/25/2023 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E97138JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/25/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97137JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/26/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97139JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/26/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E94064JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/8/2023 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E96560JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/9/2023 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E96964JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/9/2023 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E96334JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/15/2023 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E94968JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/29/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E96658JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/5/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E96563JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/6/2023 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Oct 11, 2022 - To: Jun 08, 2023
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E92868JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/11/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E83479JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/19/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E90685JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/19/2022 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E86284JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/24/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E94074JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/24/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E81477JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites-Belleville Register
E81695JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E82142JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E94075JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/2/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E81572JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/7/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E96974JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/7/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E82102JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/8/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E93171JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/8/2022 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E85719JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E90678JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/16/2022 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E86572JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/21/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83335JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/22/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E83705JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/22/2022 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E85723JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/28/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E87102JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/28/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E84543JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/29/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E85724JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/30/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E88898JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/5/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E82545JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre-SSM Register
E92943JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E82151JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/12/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E83482JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/12/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E82313JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/13/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E85726JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/14/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86607JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/19/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E85729JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E95900JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/17/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E97153JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/18/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E95939JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/1/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E96886JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/7/2023 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E94921JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/13/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E94511JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/14/2023 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E94785JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/14/2023 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E97154JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/14/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E96054JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/21/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E97141JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/22/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E95670JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/27/2023 8:00:00 AMWindsorWindsor Safety Village Register
E95455JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/28/2023 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E96449JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/7/2023 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 - Niagara Falls Register
E97144JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/13/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97145JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/13/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E95602JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/28/2023 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E97146JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/28/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E97147JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/28/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E94946JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/3/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E96593JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/4/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E97148JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/4/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E93734JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/11/2023 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E95816JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/11/2023 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E97149JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/11/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E94817JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/26/2023 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E96274JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/26/2023 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Stratford Register
E96632JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/1/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E97306JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/23/2023 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites-Belleville Register
E93807JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/6/2023 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Nov 09, 2022 - To: Jun 02, 2023
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E85718JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E82147JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/23/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E86562JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/23/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E97299JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)2/6/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E96119JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)3/15/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E93707JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)5/31/2023 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register