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: Dec 17, 2018 - To: Dec 18, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E57180JHSC Certification Part 112/17/2018 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
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
E55858JHSC Certification Part 11/9/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaCarleton University-Technology & Training Centre - Carleton University Course is full
E52061JHSC Certification Part 11/14/2019 8:00:00 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre Course is full
E55156JHSC Certification Part 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AMGuelphSpringfield Golf and Country Club Course is full
E55294JHSC Certification Part 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 Training Centre Course is full
E55512JHSC Certification Part 11/15/2019 8:00:00 AMKenoraSuper 8-Kenora Register
E56990JHSC Certification Part 11/16/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E52310JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E54957JHSC Certification Part 11/22/2019 8:00:00 AMWindsorCiociaro Club Course is full
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 Course is full
E52325JHSC Certification Part 12/26/2019 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHoliday Inn Express-North Bay Register
E53091JHSC Certification Part 13/4/2019 8:00:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
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 Course is full
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 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre 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
E57624JHSC Certification Part 17/8/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E57640JHSC Certification Part 17/17/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E57338JHSC Certification Part 17/23/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E57391JHSC Certification Part 17/23/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E57660JHSC Certification Part 17/29/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E56816JHSC Certification Part 18/20/2019 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHoliday Inn Express-North Bay Register
E57412JHSC Certification Part 18/26/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E56661JHSC Certification Part 19/4/2019 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E56429JHSC Certification Part 19/10/2019 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E56819JHSC Certification Part 19/17/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E58004JHSC Certification Part 19/17/2019 8:00:00 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre Register
E57497JHSC Certification Part 110/1/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E57540JHSC Certification Part 110/21/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E56551JHSC Certification Part 111/5/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E57371JHSC Certification Part 111/19/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E58022JHSC Certification Part 111/26/2019 8:00:00 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre Register
E56889JHSC Certification Part 111/27/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E57587JHSC Certification Part 112/16/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register

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Session Details


From: Dec 17, 2018 - To: Dec 11, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E47592JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/17/2018 8:00:00 AMWaterlooWaterloo Knights of Columbus Course is full
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
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 AMOttawaCarleton University-Technology & Training Centre - Carleton University Register
E52077JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction1/29/2019 8:00:00 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre 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 Course is full
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
E56775JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/19/2019 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E54961JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/26/2019 8:00:00 AMChathamChatham Kent John B. Bradley Convention Centre Register
E56665JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction2/26/2019 8:00:00 AMBracebridgeQuality Inn-Bracebridge 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 BayHoliday Inn Express-North Bay Register
E52107JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction5/21/2019 8:00:00 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre 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 AMKenoraSuper 8-Kenora 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
E56859JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/2/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register
E56915JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/9/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E57629JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/10/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E57648JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction7/24/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E57401JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/12/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E57888JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/14/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E56511JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction8/27/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E57419JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/4/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E58031JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/11/2019 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E56474JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/24/2019 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E56668JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction9/24/2019 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E56676JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/28/2019 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E57363JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/28/2019 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E56704JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction10/29/2019 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHoliday Inn Express-North Bay Register
E56435JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/5/2019 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon & District Construction Association Register
E57534JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/6/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E56842JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/12/2019 8:00:00 AMTimminsMicrotel Inn-Timmins Register
E58020JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction11/19/2019 8:00:00 AMWhitbyAbilities Centre Register
E56555JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/3/2019 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E57577JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction12/9/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register

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Session Details


From: Jan 22, 2019 - To: Nov 28, 2019
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
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
E57196JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation4/1/2019 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E55798JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation4/2/2019 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402-Electrical Industry Building Register
E57645JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation7/23/2019 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E57561JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation10/28/2019 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E57605JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation11/26/2019 8:00:00 AMSudburyClarion Inn Sudbury Register

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