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. As part of Ontario's health and safety system, we are recognized by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Transportation, 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.

For information about IHSA's strategic direction, view IHSA's Strategic Plan.

 

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 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 2022

Learn about illness and injury performance data in IHSA's 2022 annual report

Download IHSA's 2022 Annual Report and financial statements.

For previous issues of the Annual Report, visit the archives page.

 

IHSA's Core Values

Learn about Core Values

IHSA is committed to conducting our business in an ethical and professional manner, and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace built on trust, accountability, collaboration, equity and inclusivity, and continuous improvement. Learn more by downloading our Core Values document.

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
221121
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
 

Michael Frolick Management Co-Chair

Michael’s career in the transportation industry began more than 40 years ago, when he got his start as a summertime dock worker and then a courier. After obtaining his Class A truck driver’s license, he drove for Canadian and American companies and eventually Epic Express, where he became the company’s first-ever “road coach,” overseeing road tests and evaluations. Nominated by the company as a Road Knight, he was a finalist in the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships in 2001, becoming Grand Champion in 2002.

Since becoming Director of Safety Compliance at TransPro Freight Systems Ltd. in 2007, Michael has significantly reduced collisions and operating scores at the organization. As well as overseeing recruitment of new hires, he is Chairman of the company’s Health and Safety Committee.

Michael has earned multiple industry award and accolades for his commitment to health and safety throughout his transportation career, and was one of the first recipients of the Ministry of Transportation’s Road User Safety Partnership Award in 2010. During his 22 years as a transport driver, he amassed 1.5 million miles collision free. Most recently, he was named 2023’s Truckload Carriers Association Safety Professional of The Year.

Michael has performed a wide range of committee work, including serving on the Fleet Safety Council Annual Conference Planning Committee and the WSIB Group Advisory Committee. He’s spent a considerable amount of time volunteering, including at Crime Stoppers and Families for Families in Halton Region. He’s also coached youth hockey and taught self defense for the City of Mississauga.

Michael was formerly Chair of the Toronto Fleet Safety Council, and judged the Ontario Truck Driving Championships and Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships.

 

Sandro Pinto Labour Co-Chair

Sandro Pinto is the Executive Director of the LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre. His tenure with the organization dates back to 1998, when he joined the Local and became a Union Steward while working as a Health and Safety Representative for one of the largest heavy civil sector contractors in the Greater Toronto Area. In January 2002, he was hired as the Training Centre’s first Apprenticeship Coordinator—and was appointed to his current directorial position in 2012.

Beyond managing the day-to-day operations of the six LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre campuses, including locations in Toronto, Vaughan, Cobourg, Kingston, Cambridge, and Simcoe County, Sandro recently oversaw the building of the first tunnel rescue training facility in Canada (on LiUNA’s Vaughan campus) and is overseeing the construction of a new 11,000-square-foot Kingston Training Centre.

In addition to his role as Labour Co-Chair on IHSA’s Board of Directors, Sandro advocates for workers in the construction industry as a member of the Provincial Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee – Construction; Labour-Management committees for both the residential and tunneling sectors; and the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development’s Prevention Council. He is also a LiUNA representative on the Provincial Training Directors’ Committee for the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.

 

Board of Directors

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

 

Executive Committee

  • Michael Frolick – TransPro Freight Systems Limited
  • Sandro Pinto – LiUNA Local 183
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Electrical

  • Danny Persaud – InnPower Corporation
  • Vacant
 

Transportation

  • Brad Reid – Teamsters Local Union No. 91
  • Robin Dudley – Unifor Mississauga Office
  • Donna Bisch – Stericycle
  • Michael Frolick – Transpro Freight Systems Limited

Construction – Residential

  • Rick Baric – Carpenters District Council
  • Ernie Rinomato – Country Homes
 

Construction – General ICI

  • Robert Love – Alberici Contractors
  • Chris Paswisty – International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers

Construction – Heavy Civil & Aggregate

  • Michael Dauncey – Kiewit Construction
  • Sandro Pinto – LIUNA Local 183 Training Centre
 

Construction – Mechanical

  • Michael Leone – Procon Constructors Inc.
  • Blair Allin – International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
 
 

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).