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

 

Sessions


From: Oct 23, 2017 - To: Nov 29, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E34393JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E34397JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E37703JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2017 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E34406JHSC Certification Part 110/25/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E39565JHSC Certification Part 111/7/2017 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E37724JHSC Certification Part 111/14/2017 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E37447JHSC Certification Part 111/20/2017 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
E37982JHSC Certification Part 111/21/2017 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E46065JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E36527JHSC Certification Part 111/28/2017 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Course is full
E46066JHSC Certification Part 112/11/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E43860JHSC Certification Part 112/12/2017 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E44684JHSC Certification Part 112/12/2017 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E38136JHSC Certification Part 112/13/2017 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E38739JHSC Certification Part 112/18/2017 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E40378JHSC Certification Part 112/18/2017 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Course is full
E46067JHSC Certification Part 112/18/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45233JHSC Certification Part 11/10/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E43648JHSC Certification Part 11/23/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E43710JHSC Certification Part 11/23/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn and Suites Register
E45292JHSC Certification Part 11/31/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45325JHSC Certification Part 12/7/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45113JHSC Certification Part 12/12/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E44080JHSC Certification Part 12/14/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E45293JHSC Certification Part 12/21/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E45393JHSC Certification Part 12/21/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45129JHSC Certification Part 13/12/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E43733JHSC Certification Part 13/13/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn and Suites Register
E44835JHSC Certification Part 13/13/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E45449JHSC Certification Part 13/14/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45504JHSC Certification Part 13/20/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E45536JHSC Certification Part 13/21/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45546JHSC Certification Part 13/27/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E45555JHSC Certification Part 13/27/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45572JHSC Certification Part 14/4/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E44855JHSC Certification Part 14/16/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E43665JHSC Certification Part 14/17/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E45608JHSC Certification Part 14/18/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45685JHSC Certification Part 15/9/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45729JHSC Certification Part 15/28/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E46030JHSC Certification Part 16/13/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E45754JHSC Certification Part 17/4/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45831JHSC Certification Part 17/17/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E44881JHSC Certification Part 18/7/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E43781JHSC Certification Part 18/28/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay 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
E44890JHSC Certification Part 19/18/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayRamada Pinewood Park Resort-North Bay Register
E45943JHSC Certification Part 19/18/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E46098JHSC Certification Part 110/16/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E46114JHSC Certification Part 110/23/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E46128JHSC Certification Part 110/24/2018 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E43698JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register


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Sessions


From: Oct 23, 2017 - To: Dec 13, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E37861JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/23/2017 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E34412JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/30/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E36520JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/6/2017 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E37866JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/6/2017 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Course is full
E40328JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/6/2017 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Course is full
E38723JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/7/2017 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E34440JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E36523JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/14/2017 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Course is full
E40346JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/20/2017 8:00:00 AMCornwallRamada Inn-Cornwall Register
E36449JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/21/2017 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E37725JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/21/2017 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E38132JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/21/2017 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E37932JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/22/2017 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E37884JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/27/2017 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E38730JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/27/2017 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E36454JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/28/2017 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn and Suites Register
E37983JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/28/2017 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E44804JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/28/2017 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E46123JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/28/2017 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E46124JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/6/2017 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E37453JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/18/2017 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
E46125JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/18/2017 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E45078JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/15/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E45249JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/17/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E45284JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/29/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45493JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/30/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E45312JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/7/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E43652JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/13/2018 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E45119JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/20/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E43719JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/21/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayBest Western North Bay Register
E45428JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/7/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45564JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/3/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45579JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/9/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E44111JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/11/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E44856JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/17/2018 8:00:00 AMNorth BayBest Western North Bay Register
E45652JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/25/2018 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E45673JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/2/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E46005JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/2/2018 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E45696JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/14/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E43759JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/15/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn and Suites Register
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 Register
E45730JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/28/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E45762JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/10/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
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
E45885JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/22/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA 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
E46093JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/10/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E43787JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/16/2018 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn and Suites Register
E46108JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/17/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA 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
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
E44939JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/27/2018 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E44195JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/11/2018 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register


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Sessions


From: Nov 07, 2017 - To: Feb 28, 2018
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E43343JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/7/2017 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E38758JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/13/2017 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E40363JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/28/2017 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register
E45123JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation2/26/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Construction Association Register


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