Important Notices & Accommodations

 
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).

 

Course Offerings

 

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification – Part One

 

Session Details


From: May 27, 2024 - To: Dec 18, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E108445JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/27/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E105983JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/28/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E105694JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/29/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E109502JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105639JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E109595JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E109934JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E109506JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/10/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E109631JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/17/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E110047JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/17/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Course is full
E109963JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/18/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E110349JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/2/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E110304JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/8/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111002JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/8/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E108135JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E110352JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E110989JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E109968JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E105695JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/23/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E114883JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/29/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E109397JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/30/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E109596JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/6/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E109970JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/6/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E111055JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/12/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111207JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/13/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111053JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/20/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111057JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/26/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111421JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111422JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105991JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/10/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E114686JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/10/2024 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E111347JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/23/2024 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA Training Centre - Timmins Register
E111574JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/23/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105206JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHoliday Inn Express & Suites North Bay Register
E105582JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E114105JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E105696JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E108141JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E111423JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111819JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E111831JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E108994JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register
E109599JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E111767JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E109203JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/8/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E111424JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/21/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111889JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/21/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E114063JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/21/2024 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E111208JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/22/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111818JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/22/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E111425JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/28/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105586JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/5/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E111973JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/6/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E111426JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/11/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E112028JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/11/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E112050JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/18/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E105698JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E105997JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E109985JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E111210JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E112283JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/9/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111427JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/16/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register

 
 

Session Details


From: Jun 03, 2024 - To: Dec 19, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E109503JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E109197JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E109755JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/5/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E109509JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/10/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E109501JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/12/2024 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E114006JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/19/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E109508JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/24/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E110051JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/24/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105176JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/25/2024 8:00:00 AMHuntsvilleHoliday Inn Express Huntsville Register
E105580JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)6/25/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E107488JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/2/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E111007JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/2/2024 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA Training Centre - Timmins Register
E110353JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E110315JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/15/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E110356JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/15/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E111078JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E111211JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E110391JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)7/29/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Course is full
E111054JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/6/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111056JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/13/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111556JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/13/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E114548JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/14/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E111121JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/19/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111137JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/19/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E108144JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/20/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E111254JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/20/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E111404JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/20/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E111352JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)8/26/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E107524JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)9/3/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E111431JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)9/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E109973JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)9/10/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E111433JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)9/16/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111212JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)9/17/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111434JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)9/25/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111435JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111900JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111438JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105995JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/8/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E109976JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/8/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E114109JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/8/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E111834JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/22/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E109600JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)10/28/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E112026JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/4/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E112057JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/4/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E105208JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/5/2024 8:00:00 AMNorth BayWorkplace Safety North Register
E105697JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/5/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E112076JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/11/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E108146JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/12/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E111957JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/12/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E112268JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/12/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111439JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/18/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111213JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/19/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E114694JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/20/2024 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E105587JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)11/26/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E109207JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E111985JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E108996JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/9/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register
E112011JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA Training Centre - Timmins Register
E112054JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/9/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E112031JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/16/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E112407JHSC Certification Part 2 Construction (2020)12/17/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register

 
 

Session Details


From: May 29, 2024 - To: Nov 29, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E108565JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)5/29/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E109401JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E109201JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)8/13/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E112271JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/4/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E109095JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/12/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E111452JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/25/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E112030JHSC Certification Part 2 - Transportation (2020)11/27/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register