Health & Safety Representatives

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!

 

Course Offerings

 

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification – Part One

 

Session Details


From: Feb 27, 2018 - To: Nov 30, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E46618JHSC Certification Part 12/27/2018 8:00:00 AMChathamChatham Kent John B. Bradley Convention Centre Register
E46636JHSC Certification Part 12/28/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Course is full
E46655JHSC Certification Part 13/6/2018 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Course is full
E46658JHSC Certification Part 13/7/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordHampton Inn-Brantford Course is full
E45129JHSC Certification Part 13/12/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Course is full
E45504JHSC Certification Part 13/20/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E45546JHSC Certification Part 13/27/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Course is full
E45555JHSC Certification Part 13/27/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46751JHSC Certification Part 14/3/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E45572JHSC Certification Part 14/4/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46797JHSC Certification Part 14/10/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E44855JHSC Certification Part 14/16/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E49337JHSC Certification Part 14/16/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E43665JHSC Certification Part 14/17/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Course is full
E46817JHSC Certification Part 14/17/2018 8:00:00 AMMeafordMeaford Community Centre Register
E46818JHSC Certification Part 14/17/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E46820JHSC Certification Part 14/17/2018 8:00:00 AMDrydenThe Centre - Dryden Register
E46822JHSC Certification Part 14/17/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Course is full
E45608JHSC Certification Part 14/18/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46847JHSC Certification Part 14/23/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E47460JHSC Certification Part 14/24/2018 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E46872JHSC Certification Part 15/1/2018 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E46869JHSC Certification Part 15/7/2018 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Register
E49363JHSC Certification Part 15/7/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E45685JHSC Certification Part 15/9/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E49115JHSC Certification Part 15/15/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E46974JHSC Certification Part 15/22/2018 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E45729JHSC Certification Part 15/28/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E47004JHSC Certification Part 15/29/2018 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Register
E47005JHSC Certification Part 15/29/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E47010JHSC Certification Part 15/29/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E49411JHSC Certification Part 16/11/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E48274JHSC Certification Part 16/12/2018 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E46030JHSC Certification Part 16/13/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E47095JHSC Certification Part 16/27/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E45754JHSC Certification Part 17/4/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47816JHSC Certification Part 17/9/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45831JHSC Certification Part 17/17/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47145JHSC Certification Part 17/17/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E47146JHSC Certification Part 17/17/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E47148JHSC Certification Part 17/17/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E47598JHSC Certification Part 17/24/2018 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E47163JHSC Certification Part 17/30/2018 8:00:00 AMMeafordMeaford Community Centre Register
E47164JHSC Certification Part 17/30/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E47166JHSC Certification Part 17/31/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E44881JHSC Certification Part 18/7/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E47183JHSC Certification Part 18/14/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E43781JHSC Certification Part 18/28/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay Register
E47201JHSC Certification Part 18/28/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E47211JHSC Certification Part 19/4/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E47832JHSC Certification Part 19/4/2018 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E47231JHSC Certification Part 19/11/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E44171JHSC Certification Part 19/17/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E43683JHSC Certification Part 19/18/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E45943JHSC Certification Part 19/18/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47268JHSC Certification Part 19/24/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E47279JHSC Certification Part 19/25/2018 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Register
E47280JHSC Certification Part 19/25/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E47300JHSC Certification Part 110/2/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E47315JHSC Certification Part 110/9/2018 8:00:00 AMMeafordMeaford Community Centre Register
E46098JHSC Certification Part 110/16/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47338JHSC Certification Part 110/16/2018 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E47607JHSC Certification Part 110/16/2018 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E48295JHSC Certification Part 110/16/2018 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E47354JHSC Certification Part 110/22/2018 8:00:00 AMKenoraSeven Generations Education Institute Register
E46114JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47359JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E47366JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2018 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E46128JHSC Certification Part 110/24/2018 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E46520JHSC Certification Part 110/29/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E49450JHSC Certification Part 110/30/2018 8:00:00 AMBracebridgeQuality Inn-Bracebridge Register
E49451JHSC Certification Part 110/30/2018 8:00:00 AMBracebridgeQuality Inn-Bracebridge Register
E49452JHSC Certification Part 110/30/2018 8:00:00 AMBracebridgeQuality Inn-Bracebridge Register
E47400JHSC Certification Part 111/6/2018 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E47443JHSC Certification Part 111/20/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E47445JHSC Certification Part 111/20/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E43698JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E48267JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2018 8:00:00 AMGoderichGoderich Memorial Arena-Auditorium upstairs Register
E47525JHSC Certification Part 111/28/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register

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Session Details


From: Mar 06, 2018 - To: Dec 20, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E46645JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/6/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Course is full
E46648JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/6/2018 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Course is full
E46649JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/6/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E45428JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/7/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46675JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/13/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E48152JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/13/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E49114JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/13/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E46715JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/26/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E46720JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/27/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
E45564JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/3/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E49321JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/3/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Course is full
E48124JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/10/2018 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E44111JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/11/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E46802JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/11/2018 8:00:00 AMChathamChatham Kent John B. Bradley Convention Centre Register
E44856JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/17/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayBest Western North Bay Register
E46852JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/24/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E46853JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/24/2018 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E45652JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/25/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Course is full
E46865JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/1/2018 8:00:00 AMMeafordMeaford Community Centre Register
E46868JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/1/2018 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Register
E45673JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/2/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46005JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/2/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E47462JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/9/2018 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E45696JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/14/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E44867JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/15/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E43671JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/23/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Course is full
E45730JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/28/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E47001JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/29/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E47002JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/29/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E49407JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/4/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Course is full
E47049JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/5/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E47050JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/5/2018 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E47076JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/19/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E47087JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/25/2018 8:00:00 AMKenoraSeven Generations Education Institute Register
E47096JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/27/2018 8:00:00 AMFort FrancesLa Place Rendez-Vous Register
E47106JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/4/2018 8:00:00 AMDrydenThe Centre - Dryden Register
E45762JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/10/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46057JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/23/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E45847JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/25/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45862JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/8/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E47179JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/13/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E47185JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/14/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E47191JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/21/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E45885JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/22/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47210JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/4/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E45917JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/5/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E44895JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/25/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E47276JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/25/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E47278JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/25/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E48289JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/25/2018 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E47301JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/2/2018 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Register
E47312JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/3/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E46093JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/10/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47340JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/16/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E46108JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/17/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47378JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/29/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E47379JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/29/2018 8:00:00 AMKenoraSeven Generations Education Institute Register
E44903JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/30/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay Register
E46135JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/30/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E43787JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/5/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E43695JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E46159JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47452JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2018 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E46525JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/19/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E47446JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/20/2018 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E47450JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/20/2018 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E44939JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/27/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E47540JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/3/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E47557JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/4/2018 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E44195JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/11/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E47591JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/17/2018 8:00:00 AMMeafordMeaford Community Centre Register
E47592JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/17/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E47594JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/18/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register

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Session Details


From: Mar 06, 2018 - To: Sep 26, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E46546JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation3/6/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E50255JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation4/10/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E49916JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation5/9/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E49383JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation5/22/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E48370JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation9/24/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register

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