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Make safety work for you. IHSA is your first step.

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is Ontario’s trusted health and safety resource. Our goal is to improve the lives of Ontario workers. We provide the resources and training that control and eliminate safety hazards in work environments involving high-risk activities.

At IHSA we have always maintained a standard of excellence. We are proud of our role in helping to make Ontario one of the safest places in the world to work.

Our focus is on workers and keeping our promise to provide them with the tools to Work Safe for Life.

For information about IHSA's plan, view IHSA's Strategic Plan

As part of Ontario's health and safety system, we are recognized by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as designated trainers and consultants. So, you can be sure that the training you get from IHSA meets regulatory requirements and compliance standards.

 

IHSA Vision

Safe and healthy workplaces free from incidents, injuries, illnesses or fatalities.

 

IHSA Mission

To be Ontario’s trusted health and safety resource for effective sector-specific engagement, education, products and services.

We remain committed to providing you with world-class service and the information you need to prevent occupational injury and illness.

IHSA Policy Statement

The Board of Directors and management of Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) are committed to the prevention and elimination of occupational illnesses and injuries and the support for mental wellness in our workplace.

To learn more, download our IHSA Policy Statement

 

IHSA Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy

The Board of Directors and management of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) recognize the potential for workplace violence and harassment and are committed to working with employees to provide a safe and respectful work environment.

To learn more, download our IHSA Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy

IHSA's Annual Report 2019

Learn about illness and injury performance data in our new annual report that's focused on worker safety.

Download IHSA's 2019 Annual Report and financial statements.

 

IHSA's Expense Policy

Download a copy of our expense policy.

 
 

IHSA serves the following industries

  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Utilities
  • Aggregates
  • Natural gas
  • Ready-mix concrete
  • Transportation
 

IHSA Membership

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has transitions from rate group classification to the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS codes.

For additional information, visit the WSIB website

 

Transportation

Rate Group
Description
NAICS
Class
134
Aggregates
212323
B
551
Air Transportation
481110
481214
481215
F2
F2
F2
560
Warehousing
493120
F2
577
Courier
492110
F2
580
Misc. Transportation
(Various)
F1
689
Waste Material Recycle
562210
M
497
Ready Mix Concrete
327320
E2
553
Air Transportation Services
481110
481214
481215
F2
F2
F2
570
General Trucking
484110
F1
584
School Bus
485410
F2
681
Lumber and Building Supply
444110
I1
 

Electrical & Utilities

Rate Group
Description
NAICS
Class
830
Power and Telecommunicating Lines
237130
G2
833
Electrical Power Distribution
221111
221112
221113
221119
C
C
C
C
835
Oil, Power and Water Distribution
221122
C
838
Natural Gas Distribution
221210
C
 

Construction

Rate Group
Description
NAICS
Class
704
Electrical and Incidental
238210
G4
711
Road Building and Excavation
237310
G2
723
ICI Construction
236210
G1
732
Heavy Civil Construction
237110
G2
741
Masonry
238140
G3
751
Siding and Outside Finishing
238170
G3
707
Mechanical and Sheet Metal
238220
G4
719
Inside Finishing
238350
G5
728
Roofing
238160
G3
737
Millwrighting
Welding
238299
238190
G4
G3
748
Formwork
Demolition
238110
238910
G3
G5
764
Homebuilding
236110
G1
 

IHSA announces the election of a new Board of Directors management co-chair

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is pleased to announce the election of Ivano N. Labricciosa, P.Eng. M.Eng. MBA, to the position of management co-chair of the IHSA Board of Directors. The management co-chair is elected by the members of the Board of Directors who represent management on the board. He takes over this role from David Johnston, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at Toronto Hydro.

Find out more information about the election of a new Board of Directors management co-chair.

 

Board of Directors

IHSA's Board of Directors represents the industries we serve as follows:

 
 

Transportation

(Representing NAICS 21 codes - Rail, Water, Truck & Postal - F1, NAICS 39 Codes – Air, Transit, Courier, Ground Passenger, Bus, Pipeline, Tourist & Warehousing – F2)

Construction

(Representing NAICS codes – 236110 - G1 238170 – G3, Framing 238130 – G3)
 

Construction

(Representing NAICS codes – 238350 – G5, 236210 – G1, 238160 - G3, 238140 – G3, 238110 – G3 & 238910 - G5 & 238160 – G3)

Construction

(Representing NAICS codes – 237310 - G2, 237110 – G2)
 

Construction

(Representing NAICS codes – 238220 - G4, 238299 – G4 & 238190 - G3)

Labour-Management Network

IHSA works closely with its industry partners and labour associations through its Labour-Management network, its industry-based Advisory Councils and its two Provincial Labour-Management Safety Committees and Section 21 Committees (construction and electrical respectively).

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