Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of two separate fatalities this week: One involved a millwright and the other a utility employee. One workplace fatality in any year is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please pause all work for a safety moment and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Health & Safety Representatives

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Health & Safety Representative
 

A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) 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 HSR to bring forward any health and safety issues that need attention. Unfortunately, many HSRs 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 HSR 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 HSRs. A new amendment to this section, subsection 5.1, requires the employer or constructor to ensure that HSRs 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 HSRs receive training in order to do their jobs well.

HSRs 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 HSRs take a JHSC Certification course. A certified member is not required with respect to a project where fewer than fifty workers are regularly employed or that is expected to last less than three months.

 

JHSC Certification – Part One covers the essentials of being an HSR 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 HSRs in these sectors take JHSC Certification – Part Two in addition to Part One.

 
 

While JHSC Certification Part One and Part Two courses are recommended for HSRs, at a minimum they should take IHSA's Health and Safety Representative (HSR) eLearning course.

The good news is that it's not too late to reverse this upward trend of workplace injuries. By upgrading their knowledge, HSRs can protect themselves and their coworkers from workplace hazards by identifying and addressing potential problems before they become an issue. For more information about HSRs, 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: Jun 21, 2021 - To: Feb 17, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E74600JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/21/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E79256JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/21/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E82881JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/28/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E78693JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/28/2021 8:30:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E80672JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/6/2021 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E80956JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/6/2021 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E76055JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/13/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Course is full
E76436JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/13/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Course is full
E76507JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/19/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Course is full
E78694JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/19/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79277JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/19/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E82882JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/19/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79280JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/3/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E81351JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/3/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E78952JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/4/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79595JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/4/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E81104JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/10/2021 9:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E74614JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/16/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E81657JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/23/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E82883JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/23/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E75263JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/24/2021 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E79594JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/24/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E81326JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/24/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Course is full
E76582JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/7/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E76442JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/14/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E80745JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/14/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
E81873JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/14/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E79335JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/15/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E82884JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/15/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E72541JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E77245JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E75084JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/28/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E76083JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/28/2021 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register
E81367JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/28/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E75312JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E79354JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81778JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E76069JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/26/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E72552JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E76595JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E80957JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/2/2021 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E81749JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/2/2021 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E76450JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/9/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E81377JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/9/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E78656JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/10/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E79398JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/10/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E80682JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/16/2021 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E81105JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/23/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E75508JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/24/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E79028JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/6/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E79316JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/13/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83340JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/3/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E81490JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/17/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E82208JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/18/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E82483JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/18/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E82061JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E83175JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E81665JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E81918JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E83701JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/15/2022 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Jun 21, 2021 - To: Feb 11, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E81633JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/21/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Course is full
E82163JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/21/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82920JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/21/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E79260JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/28/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E81652JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)6/28/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E75995JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/5/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E77231JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/6/2021 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E78935JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/7/2021 8:30:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79271JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/12/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E75081JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/20/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E82873JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/20/2021 8:00:00 AMAncasterIHSA-Training Facility-Ancaster Register
E79049JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)7/26/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E80675JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/3/2021 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E83164JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/4/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E76440JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/10/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Course is full
E76577JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/16/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Course is full
E80735JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/16/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E79294JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/16/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E78960JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/23/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E74619JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/25/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E83233JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/25/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E72432JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/31/2021 8:00:00 AMHuntsvilleHoliday Inn Express-Huntsville Register
E81357JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)8/31/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E81327JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/1/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E76061JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/7/2021 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E75265JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites - Belleville Register
E75311JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/20/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E79348JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/28/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81877JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)9/29/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E76585JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E81030JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/5/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E79380JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/20/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81784JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/20/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E72551JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/25/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E80746JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/26/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E81374JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/26/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E75502JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)10/27/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Course is full
E77256JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E78986JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/2/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E79390JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/3/2021 8:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E76085JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/9/2021 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register
E72555JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/15/2021 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E75090JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/16/2021 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E79005JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/17/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E75322JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/22/2021 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E79017JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/29/2021 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E81382JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)11/30/2021 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E76606JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2021 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus ( Waterloo) Register
E81785JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/6/2021 8:00:00 AMChathamTravelodge-Chatham Register
E76455JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/7/2021 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E80683JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/7/2021 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E81041JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/14/2021 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E75515JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Course is full
E79082JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E79322JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E80959JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)12/20/2021 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E83347JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)1/25/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E82064JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E82485JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/8/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E82226JHSC Certification Part 2 - Construction (2020)2/9/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Aug 03, 2021 - To: Dec 03, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E82857JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)8/3/2021 8:00:00 AMAncasterIHSA-Training Facility-Ancaster Register
E81890JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)8/31/2021 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E81413JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/30/2021 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E79078JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)12/1/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register

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