Online Self-Paced Training
Up to $175 Reimbursement Available until March 31, 2024
Digital HSR Certificate
This one-day, self-paced online Health and Safety Representative (HSR) basic training course helps HSRs perform their legislative functions regardless of sector.
This program equips HSRs with the necessary skills and understanding to fulfill their responsibilities effectively. Upon completion, participants receive a printable certificate as proof of their training accomplishment.
In addition to this HSR basic training, specialized sector-specific HSR training programs may be required. Learn more about the powers and duties of a H & S Rep by reading sections 8 and 43 of the OHSA
This course is also available in French
Employers or constructors must ensure that an Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is selected in workplaces, including construction projects at which: the number of workers regularly employed is 6 -19 workers and no joint health and safety committee is required (JHSCs are required for most workplaces with 20 or more workers regularly employed).
A Health and Safety Representative must be selected by fellow workers who do not exercise managerial functions or by the union, if the workplace is unionized.
Small businesses can apply to be reimbursed for Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training through Ontario’s Small Business Health and Safety Training Program. The program will cover:
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
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, Immigration, 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, Immigration, Training and Skills Development by email at PreventionFeedback@ontario.ca or by phone at 1-416-212-9871.
Download and save the following guides and checklists:
1) Workplace Inspection Checklist | A workplace inspection checklist template. Employers are encouraged to use, reproduce, or customize this document / template to meet their health and safety requirements.
2) Health & Safety Representative Overview (PDF download) | A health and safety representative is a worker who, under section 8 of the Act, identifies health and safety hazards and provide recommendations to the employer.