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Health & Safety Representative
 

A Health and Safety Representative (H & S Rep) 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 H & S Rep to bring forward any health and safety issues that need attention. Unfortunately, many H & S Reps 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 H & S Rep 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 H & S Reps. A new amendment to this section, subsection 5.1, requires the employer or constructor to ensure that H & S Reps 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 H & S Reps receive training in order to do their jobs well.

H & S Reps 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 H & S Reps take a JHSC Certification course.

 

JHSC Certification – Part One covers the essentials of being H & S Rep 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 H & S Reps in these sectors take JHSC Certification – Part Two in addition to Part One.

 
 

The good news is that it's not too late to reverse this upward trend of workplace injuries. By upgrading their knowledge, H & S Reps can protect themselves and their coworkers from workplace hazards by identifying and addressing potential problems before they become an issue. For more information about H & S Reps, 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!

 

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification – Part One

 

Session Details


From: Dec 02, 2020 - To: May 20, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E67950JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/2/2020 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E65293JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/21/2020 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E74595JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/4/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E76866JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/4/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E75990JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/11/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E76399JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/12/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E76655JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/12/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E72674JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/13/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E72438JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/19/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E76459JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/19/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E75628JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/20/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E75280JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Course is full
E72741JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/2/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E75066JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/2/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E75674JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/2/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Course is full
E74797JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/8/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E76467JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/16/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E75637JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/23/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E76082JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/23/2021 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E75444JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/24/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Course is full
E75238JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/2/2021 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E72797JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/3/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E72801JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/8/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E75991JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/8/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E76417JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/9/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E76906JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/10/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E72812JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/15/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E76472JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/15/2021 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E74821JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/16/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E72825JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)3/23/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E76663JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/6/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E72423JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/7/2021 8:00:00 AMHuntsvilleHoliday Inn Express-Huntsville Register
E72467JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/13/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E76043JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/27/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Course is full
E76424JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/3/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E75654JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/11/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E76489JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/18/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Dec 07, 2020 - To: May 20, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E74939JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/7/2020 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E65600JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/8/2020 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E66482JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/9/2020 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E65528JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/16/2020 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Course is full
E75969JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/21/2020 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E76894JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/21/2020 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E76404JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/12/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E76105JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/18/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E72444JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/1/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E76463JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/1/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E75993JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/8/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E76412JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/9/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E74798JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/10/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E75677JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/16/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E72456JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/1/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E72790JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/1/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E76470JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/1/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E75638JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/2/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E74809JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/3/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E72802JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/8/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E75072JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/17/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E72821JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/22/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E76901JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/22/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E72844JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/29/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E75450JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)3/30/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E72861JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/12/2021 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Course is full
E76422JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/13/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E75293JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/19/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E75994JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/19/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E75648JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/21/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E76084JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/27/2021 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E76667JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/27/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E76483JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)4/28/2021 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E75248JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/11/2021 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E72523JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/17/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E76046JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)5/18/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Mar 22, 2021 - To: Mar 24, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E75422JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)3/22/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register

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