Health and Safety Representative Niagara (August 5, 2021)

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Program Length – 8 hours – 8:30 am – 4:30 PM
Course Fees – $150.00 + HST

Overview: In workplaces, including construction projects, at which the number of workers regularly exceeds five and at which no joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is required employers must ensure that workers select a Health and Safety Representative (HSR). The HSR is selected by workers at the workplace who do not exercise managerial functions, as per S. 8 (1), or by the union where the workplace is unionized S. 8 (5). The HSR plays an important role in supporting the IRS at a workplace. To be effective in their duties, HSRs should have a broad foundation of knowledge and be committed to improving health and safety conditions in the workplace.

Upon successful completion, the intended outcome of HSR training program is that, the HSR will have the foundational knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their legislated duties as an HSR per section 8 of the OHSA and be able to support the workplace parties in understanding their roles as part of the IRS in preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Topics include:

    • 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 R.A.C.E. methodology (recognize, assess, control and evaluate) to a workplace hazard; and
    • Health and safety resources available to the workplace parties

It is recommended that HSR training be repeated every five (5) years, or more often as necessary, in order for an HSR to maintain knowledge and skills and understand any changes to the OHSA and its regulations. Training programs should be up-to-date to reflect any legislative and regulatory changes.

Evaluation and Proof of Completion
All participants are required to pass a written test with a minimum mark of 75% and a practical test with a mark of 100%. Proof of completion will be provided.

Required: Photo I.D must be present at the beginning of class.

Note: Group sessions can be booked either at our training location in London, Niagara or, at your location. Contact Mentor Safety for details.

Accommodations are available upon request.

Greater Niagara Training Facility
Our newest facility has been conveniently located at the heart of the Greater Niagara Region so that we can service clients from all over the region. We provide all the necessary training equipment at our facility and focus on a hands-on learning environment.

25km (30 minutes) from Niagara

20km (20 minutes) from St. Catherines

25km (30 minutes) from Port. Colborne

10km (15 minutes) from Welland

60km (50 minutes) from Hamilton