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: Aug 28, 2018 - To: Jun 14, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E43781JHSC Certification Part 18/28/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay 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 Course is full
E47231JHSC Certification Part 19/11/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E52513JHSC Certification Part 19/11/2018 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Course is full
E43683JHSC Certification Part 19/18/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Course is full
E45943JHSC Certification Part 19/18/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E47268JHSC Certification Part 19/24/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E44171JHSC Certification Part 19/25/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E47279JHSC Certification Part 19/25/2018 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Course is full
E47280JHSC Certification Part 19/25/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Course is full
E52391JHSC Certification Part 110/1/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaCarleton University-Technology & Training Centre - Carleton University Course is full
E54488JHSC Certification Part 110/1/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins 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 AMChatsworthTownship of Chatsworth Fire Department 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
E52417JHSC Certification Part 110/17/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E47354JHSC Certification Part 110/22/2018 8:00:00 AMKenoraSeven Generations Education Institute Register
E53966JHSC Certification Part 110/22/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46114JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
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 Course is full
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
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 Course is full
E48267JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2018 8:00:00 AMGoderichGoderich Memorial Arena-Auditorium upstairs Register
E54516JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E47525JHSC Certification Part 111/28/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E52674JHSC Certification Part 112/11/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E53950JHSC Certification Part 112/11/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52986JHSC Certification Part 11/9/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E52061JHSC Certification Part 11/14/2019 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E52310JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E53034JHSC Certification Part 12/4/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53053JHSC Certification Part 12/11/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52823JHSC Certification Part 12/12/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E52133JHSC Certification Part 12/19/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E53087JHSC Certification Part 12/25/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52325JHSC Certification Part 12/26/2019 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay Register
E53091JHSC Certification Part 13/4/2019 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E53137JHSC Certification Part 13/18/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52831JHSC Certification Part 13/19/2019 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E53168JHSC Certification Part 13/25/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53222JHSC Certification Part 14/2/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53223JHSC Certification Part 14/2/2019 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E53256JHSC Certification Part 14/8/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52094JHSC Certification Part 14/15/2019 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E53282JHSC Certification Part 14/23/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53330JHSC Certification Part 15/7/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53753JHSC Certification Part 15/21/2019 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E52152JHSC Certification Part 15/28/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E51989JHSC Certification Part 16/11/2019 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E52900JHSC Certification Part 16/12/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register

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Session Details


From: Aug 21, 2018 - To: May 30, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
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
E53354JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/29/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E47210JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/4/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E50750JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/4/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaCarleton University-Technology & Training Centre - Carleton University Course is full
E45917JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/5/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
E46159JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
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
E52571JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/19/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre 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
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 AMChatsworthTownship of Chatsworth Fire Department 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
E52998JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/16/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E52077JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/29/2019 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E53031JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/4/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53052JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/11/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53809JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/12/2019 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E52342JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/1/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E53814JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/3/2019 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E51964JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/9/2019 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E53263JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/10/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52863JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/16/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E52140JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/23/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E53294JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/24/2019 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E53321JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/1/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E53696JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/6/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52367JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/14/2019 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay Register
E52107JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/21/2019 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E53754JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/21/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52892JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/28/2019 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register

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Session Details


From: Sep 24, 2018 - To: Nov 22, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E48370JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation9/24/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E52536JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/5/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E52520JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/20/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register

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