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).

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: May 24, 2022 - To: Dec 21, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E82509JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/24/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E85314JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/24/2022 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E85430JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/25/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86899JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/31/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Course is full
E85436JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/6/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E85870JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/7/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83703JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/14/2022 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Course is full
E85568JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/15/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E85566JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/20/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E84515JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/27/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E88911JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/4/2022 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E81543JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/5/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E88446JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/5/2022 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E92491JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/5/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E85694JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/11/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85928JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/12/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E87070JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/12/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E85697JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/18/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82088JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/2/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E81687JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E82520JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E85702JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86212JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E85707JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/10/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E88881JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/15/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E87080JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/29/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E84520JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/6/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E81467JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/12/2022 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E92568JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/12/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E90845JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/13/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E86238JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/14/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E82290JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E83430JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/21/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E90677JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/27/2022 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E82132JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/3/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E88888JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/3/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E82099JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E83736JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMClintonCentral Huron Fire Department-Clinton Register
E86260JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81563JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/5/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E83329JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/11/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E90684JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/11/2022 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel Register
E84527JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park 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 Register
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 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 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 Register
E88896JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/22/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 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 Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Jun 01, 2022 - To: Dec 22, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E87952JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/1/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E83460JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/6/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E85315JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/6/2022 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E87062JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/7/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E88546JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/7/2022 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E83673JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/13/2022 8:00:00 AMKenoraIHSA-Training Centre-Kenora Register
E82514JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/14/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E85876JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/20/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E82020JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/27/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E86904JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/28/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E84516JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/12/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E85695JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/13/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E85979JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/19/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E85700JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/27/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E92501JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/2/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E85701JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/8/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E87076JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E88449JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E81550JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/16/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E81644JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/16/2022 8:00:00 AMHuntsvilleHoliday Inn Express-Huntsville Register
E88007JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/16/2022 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E85706JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/22/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E82091JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/23/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E86227JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/23/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E85709JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/12/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86248JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/26/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E88887JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/27/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E87085JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
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 Register
E86284JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/24/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre 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
E81572JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/7/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
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 Register
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 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register
E85723JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/28/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
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 Register
E85724JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/30/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E88898JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/5/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E82545JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre 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

 
 

Session Details


From: Jun 15, 2022 - To: Nov 25, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E85569JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)6/15/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E88035JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)6/21/2022 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E87992JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)9/13/2022 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E85718JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
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