Upon successful completion of a training program the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) would 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 Internal Responsibility System (IRS) in preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
Who should Attend:
- Health and Safety Representatives
- Those with no previous training in health and safety
This training is an in-class instructor-led program. The learning outcomes provide a framework that will allow participants to become familiar with a wide range of workplace hazards. In addition, participants will learn how to Recognize, Assess, Control and Evaluate (RACE) any potential hazards that they may encounter at the workplace. Participants will also learn how to apply RACE to selected hazards relevant to their own workplaces.
This training gives Health and Safety Representatives the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their duties and support the workplace parties that make up the Internal Responsibility System (IRS).
Program Learning Objectives
Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training is an outcome-based program which means that certain knowledge and skills must be attained in order for a person to successfully complete the program.
Upon completion of the Health and Safety Representative Basic Training, learners will be able to study following program contents:
- 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;
- Health and safety resources available to the workplace parties.
Certification is awarded by the MOL upon successful completion of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training Program. All participants must arrive to the program at the designated start time and must attend the program in full to successfully complete the program.