Health & Safety Representative Training

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), companies that have 6-19 employees must have a worker-selected Health and Safety Representative.


More than 5 workers are regularly employed at a construction project and the work is expected to last less than 3 months.

Many small businesses that are not large enough to require a Joint Health and Safety Committee rely on their HSR  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.
The consequences of not having a well-trained H & S Rep are seen too often. Workers can suffer a lost of income 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 pay higher compensation costs.

Who Should Take This Course?

Any person who takes on the role of Health and Safety Representative, Officer or other health and safety designation must be knowledgeable. 

What Our Participants Are Saying

  • “The staff at Workplace Safety group are very professional and make the training process user friendly which for a large organization benefited us tremendously.”
    Barry L. | Niagara Falls

Course Overview

To be effective in their duties, HSRs should have a broad foundational knowledge and be committed to improving health and safety conditions in the workplace. HSRs must know how to exercise their considerable legislative functions. A trained HSR will make a difference to the level of safety in your workplace.

In this full-day, instructor-led training, participants will learn how to effectively exercise their considerable legal powers and duties, including carrying out workplace inspections, identifying hazards and assessing risks. Be confident that your HSR can carry out their role knowledgeably and responsibly!

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Individual Price: $295
Groups of 6-12 Discount: 15%.  Contact us for in-house options

**Minimum of 6 participants for this course to run**

Next Dates

Go to the "Registration Options" panel at right for upcoming classes..

Course Content

  • Overview of the OHSA & Regulations
  • Rights, Duties and responsibilities of the Workplace Parties
  • The Internal Responsibility System (IRS)
  • Key Responsibilities of the HSR 
  • Representing Workers on Health & Safety Issues
  • How to Conduct a Workplace Inspection
  • Applying the RACE (recognize, assess, control and evaluate) methodology to a workplace hazard
  • How to Investigate a Work Refusal
  • How to Investigate a Critical Injury or Fatality
  • Making Recommendations to Employers
  • Obtaining Information from the Employer, WSIB, MLTSD and Other Sources
  • Each participant receives a copy of the OHSA (Green Book)

 For information on in-house training options or for groups larger than 6, please email our Client Success Team or call us at 1.866.347.7707

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to a course start date will not be refunded. Workplace Safety Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training session. A $25.00 Administration Fee will apply to all customer requested cancellations.

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