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Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training

This small business eLearning training program provides guidance on the powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative. Reimbursement is available for businesses that qualify.

Duration: 8 Hours
Price per person: $25.00

Overview

A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is required in most Ontario workplaces that regularly employ 6-19 workers. 

The role of the HSR is to support health and safety in the workplace.

The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

Effective July 15, 2021, the Ontario government, through the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program, will reimburse small businesses for the $25 course registration fee for an appointed health and safety representative and $150 towards the representative's training time for training completed between July 15, 2021 to March 31, 2024.


Reimbursement Instructions

To qualify for the reimbursement, a business must:

  • Regularly employ 6-19 employees or have a health and safety representative in other circumstances
  • have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) number
  • keep a copy of the HSR training certificate of completion

Businesses can apply up to two times, with a second allowance permitted for staff turnover. Franchises of the same corporation with unique business numbers are also eligible for funding.

For more information about Health and Safety Representatives and the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program, please visit ontario.ca/healthsafetyreps 


To apply for the reimbursement, the employer must fill out and submit the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program form: https://www.app.grants.gov.on.ca/sbhstp

 

Businesses can apply up to two times, with a second allowance permitted for staff turnover. Franchises of the same corporation with unique business numbers are also eligible for funding.

IMPORTANT: Please obtain a certificate of completion from the Health and Safety Representative upon completion of the course. Employers will need the certificate to claim reimbursements.


Privacy Notice

For the purpose of processing and validating an application for reimbursement under the Small Business Health & Safety Training Program the name of the individual taking the health and safety representative training and their email will be disclosed to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. 

By proceeding with purchasing or registering for this course, you hereby consent to the collection and processing of information, as applicable, by the Ministry and its third-party service providers for the purposes set out above. 

Any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information for the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program can be directed to the Training and Awareness Branch, Prevention Division, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development by email at PreventionFeedback@ontario.ca or by phone at 1-416-212-9871. 

What topics will be covered?
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  • Occupational health and safety law;
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of the workplace parties;
  • Duties and responsibilities of the HSR under the OHSA;
  • Common workplace hazards;
  • Hazard recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation (RACE methodology) of hazard controls;
  • Applying the RACE methodology (recognize, assess, control and evaluate) to a workplace hazard; and
  • Health and safety resources available to the workplace parties.
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the organization and content of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
  • Describe the general duties and responsibilities of workplace parties.
  • Describe the powers, functions and duties of a health and safety representative (HSR) under the Act.
  • Identify common workplace health and safety hazards.
  • Describe the legal requirements of workplace inspections.
  • Identify the principles for conducting effective workplace inspections.
  • Identify the legal requirements for investigating accidents by the MLTSD.
  • Describe the steps for conducting an effective accident investigation.
Who is this recommended for?
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  • Employers with 6-19 employees.
How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Please note, this course is not eligible for a volume discount.

Privacy Notice
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For the purpose of processing and validating an application for reimbursement under the Small Business Health & Safety Training Program the name of the individual taking the health and safety representative training and their email will be disclosed to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. 

 

By proceeding with purchasing or registering for this course, you hereby consent to the collection and processing of information, as applicable, by the Ministry and its third party service providers for the purposes set out above. 

 

Any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information for the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program can be directed to the Training and Awareness Branch, Prevention Division, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development by email at PreventionFeedback@ontario.ca or by phone at 1-416-212-9871. 

Item Number: EHSR-P0119EN