IHSA announces modest price increases for some health and safety products and services

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), with the support of its Board of Directors, is informing its members of a price increase for some IHSA programs and services, effective April 1, 2024.

This is the first change to IHSA’s pricing structure in six years, and is the result of significant inflationary pressures. During that time period, Canada’s rate of inflation has averaged 3.5% per year, representing a total increase of more than 18% since 2018*.

Among the IHSA offerings affected by the change are single-participant registration fees for certain in-class training courses, including working at heights programs, as well as the daily rate for IHSA trainers and consultants to deliver services at member facilities. Updated prices for these and other offerings will be released soon.

The affected programs and services, however, represent a fraction of the resources IHSA provides to businesses operating in Ontario’s construction, electrical utilities, and transportation industries. Existing pre-paid (free-to-members) training programs will continue to be available at no cost. IHSA also publishes many free health and safety resources online—including its Construction Health and Safety Manual (M029), safety talks, new safe winter driving video series, and sector-specific guidelines and advisories.

“IHSA recognizes the challenges that many of our small business members face when it comes to investing in health and safety,” says Enzo Garritano, IHSA President and CEO. “We are committed to ensuring that small business owners can continue to access a variety of high-quality products and services for free or at a minimal cost, to help ensure that they and their workers can return home safe at the end of each workday.”

*Based on the Bank of Canada’s Inflation Calculator