Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

Construction is a unique, dynamic industry characterized by workplaces and workforces that change constantly. Through the course of a project, ten or more employers may be involved with many different trades on site. These multi-trade workplaces are what set the construction industry apart from all others. As injuries and fatalities continue to occur year after year, health and safety should remain everyone’s top priority.

This program provides general information on hazards and hazard recognition in the construction industry with a focus on occupational health and legal implications of health and safety. Participants will learn how to prevent injuries and fatalities as well as how to protect themselves on construction jobsites.

This is an awareness program only and is not intended to certify participants for work in any construction setting requiring certification. Job-specific training must also be conducted by the employer for every construction worker.


Program Content

  • Legal Framework
  • Hazard Identification and Control
  • Hazardous Energy Control
  • Occupational Health
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Fire Protection, Emergency Procedures, and Injury Reporting
  • General Site Conditions
  • Fall Protection
  • Ladders and Work Platforms
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Materials Handling and Hoisting & Rigging
  • Mobile Equipment and Vehicles
  • Common Tools in Construction

Who Should Attend?

Anyone considering entering the construction industry or construction workers new to their job or trade. Future site supervisors may also benefit from taking this course.



This program meets one of the requirements of the Agreement for Construction Sector Labour Mobility between Ontario and Quebec. This requirement was previously met by IHSA's Construction Health and Safety – Basic course, which was discontinued in April 2022.

This program is also available in eLearning format; however, the eLearning format will not be accepted under the Ontario-Quebec Mobility Agreement. For those wanting to work in Quebec under this Agreement, the in-class ELC course is required.


Program Evaluation

A certificate of completion for this program will be issued to participants who achieve 75% on a final multiple-choice knowledge evaluation.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Apr 11, 2024 - To: Nov 05, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E105524Entry Level Construction Training4/11/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E108490Entry Level Construction Training4/15/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E107531Entry Level Construction Training4/23/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E106913Entry Level Construction Training4/24/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E106165Entry Level Construction Training4/25/2024 8:00:00 AMDrydenThe Centre - Dryden Register
E108644Entry Level Construction Training5/6/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E108568Entry Level Construction Training5/7/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E109002Entry Level Construction Training6/5/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register
E109620Entry Level Construction Training6/17/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E105525Entry Level Construction Training6/18/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E106397Entry Level Construction Training7/3/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E108154Entry Level Construction Training8/7/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E109607Entry Level Construction Training8/26/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E105207Entry Level Construction Training10/8/2024 8:00:00 AMNorth BayWorkplace Safety North Register
E109075Entry Level Construction Training10/23/2024 8:00:00 AMFort FrancesLa Place Rendez-Vous - Fort Frances Register
E109007Entry Level Construction Training11/4/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register