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: Oct 24, 2018 - To: Jun 27, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
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 Course is full
E49450JHSC Certification Part 110/30/2018 8:00:00 AMBracebridgeQuality Inn-Bracebridge Course is full
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 Course is full
E47445JHSC Certification Part 111/20/2018 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
E53950JHSC Certification Part 112/11/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E56155JHSC Certification Part 112/18/2018 8:00:00 AMBracebridgeQuality Inn-Bracebridge Register
E55021JHSC Certification Part 11/8/2019 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E55445JHSC Certification Part 11/8/2019 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E55767JHSC Certification Part 11/8/2019 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E55723JHSC Certification Part 11/9/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E52061JHSC Certification Part 11/14/2019 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Course is full
E55156JHSC Certification Part 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E55294JHSC Certification Part 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Register
E55512JHSC Certification Part 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AMKenoraSeven Generations Education Institute Register
E52310JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E54957JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Register
E54994JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E55112JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E55914JHSC Certification Part 12/4/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E54959JHSC Certification Part 12/5/2019 8:00:00 AMChathamChatham Kent John B. Bradley Convention Centre Register
E53053JHSC Certification Part 12/11/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E52823JHSC Certification Part 12/12/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E55399JHSC Certification Part 12/12/2019 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Register
E55728JHSC Certification Part 12/12/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E55047JHSC Certification Part 12/13/2019 8:00:00 AMChatsworthTownship of Chatsworth Fire Department 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 Course is full
E55241JHSC Certification Part 12/25/2019 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E55935JHSC Certification Part 12/25/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre 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
E55052JHSC Certification Part 13/4/2019 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E55034JHSC Certification Part 13/5/2019 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E55132JHSC Certification Part 13/5/2019 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E55446JHSC Certification Part 13/5/2019 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District 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
E55976JHSC Certification Part 13/25/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E55737JHSC Certification Part 14/1/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre 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
E55270JHSC Certification Part 14/2/2019 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club 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
E56043JHSC Certification Part 14/15/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E55414JHSC Certification Part 14/16/2019 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E55604JHSC Certification Part 14/16/2019 8:00:00 AMDrydenThe Centre - Dryden Register
E53282JHSC Certification Part 14/23/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E56054JHSC Certification Part 14/29/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E53330JHSC Certification Part 15/7/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E55065JHSC Certification Part 15/7/2019 8:00:00 AMChatsworthTownship of Chatsworth Fire Department Register
E55806JHSC Certification Part 15/7/2019 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E55281JHSC Certification Part 15/13/2019 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E53753JHSC Certification Part 15/21/2019 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E55421JHSC Certification Part 15/27/2019 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E52152JHSC Certification Part 15/28/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E55017JHSC Certification Part 16/4/2019 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E55332JHSC Certification Part 16/10/2019 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Register
E51989JHSC Certification Part 16/11/2019 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E55071JHSC Certification Part 16/11/2019 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E52900JHSC Certification Part 16/12/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E56135JHSC Certification Part 16/18/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E55749JHSC Certification Part 16/25/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register

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Session Details


From: Oct 29, 2018 - To: Jun 27, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E47378JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/29/2018 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Course is full
E54758JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/29/2018 8:00:00 AMFort FrancesLa Place Rendez-Vous 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
E54924JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/30/2018 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre 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 Course is full
E46159JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E55585JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/13/2018 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre 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 AMOttawaBest Western Ottawa Course is full
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
E55229JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/27/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E54889JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/28/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaCarleton University-Technology & Training Centre - Carleton University Register
E47540JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/3/2018 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E47452JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/4/2018 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building 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 Register
E55397JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/21/2019 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E55908JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/22/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E52077JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/29/2019 8:00:00 AMOshawaCamp Samac - Boardroom Register
E55725JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/29/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E53031JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/4/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E55122JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/5/2019 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E55232JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/5/2019 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E53052JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/11/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E55033JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/12/2019 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E54944JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/19/2019 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E54961JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/26/2019 8:00:00 AMChathamChatham Kent John B. Bradley Convention Centre Register
E54963JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/5/2019 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Register
E55951JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/11/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E53809JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/12/2019 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E55405JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/12/2019 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E55733JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/12/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E55136JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/26/2019 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E55268JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction3/27/2019 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register
E52342JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/1/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E55054JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/2/2019 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E56007JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/2/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre 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
E55448JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction4/15/2019 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association 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
E55278JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/1/2019 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Register
E53696JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/6/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E54996JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/7/2019 8:00:00 AMSarniaBest Western Guildwood Inn Register
E55416JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/7/2019 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre 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
E56112JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/21/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E52892JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/28/2019 8:00:00 AMBellevilleCity of Belleville Register
E55745JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/28/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E55688JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/29/2019 8:00:00 AMKenoraSeven Generations Education Institute Register
E55427JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/4/2019 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E55989JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/24/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E55291JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction6/25/2019 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Register

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Session Details


From: Nov 05, 2018 - To: Apr 04, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E52536JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/5/2018 8:00:00 AMOttawaCarleton University-Technology & Training Centre - Carleton University Register
E52520JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/20/2018 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E54846JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation1/22/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E55956JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation3/13/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E55798JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation4/2/2019 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register

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