Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training

Effective July 15, 2021, the Ontario government, through the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program, will reimburse small businesses for:

  • $25 course registration fee for a worker Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training
  • $150 towards the representative’s training time

“As Ontario reopens, keeping workers safe will continue to be our top priority,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “Small businesses have less resources to learn about health and safety than other businesses and we know they are facing a lot of financial pressures as a result of this pandemic. Our government is making sure they have the guidance and support they need.”

If you’re a small business owner, you need to know about the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s (MLTSD) reimbursement program for Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training. Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Act stipulates that all small businesses that have six to 19 employees must have an HSR and they can apply for this program. Register today

This e-learning course enables HSRs to learn at their own pace and in their own environment. The eLearning training course is offered through Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, a Health and Safety Association. The free training takes about six to eight hours for most people to complete, and covers a range of topics, including:

  • Occupational health and safety laws
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of workplace parties
  • duties and responsibilities of the health and safety representative under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • recognition, assessment, control and evaluation of common workplace hazards

Three Step Process for Opening the Province – Roadmap to Reopen Webinar

This webinar (broadcast date: Wednesday, July 13, 2021) focused on the Three Step Process for Opening the Province – Roadmap to Reopen and will share information, public education and prevention measures that businesses will need to know under step three of the roadmap. 

This includes identifying and understanding the COVID risks in your workplace, as well as identifying and understanding the Controls that could be used in the workplace.

Topics include:

  • Understanding Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen
  • Examining workplace safety issues using the RACE model
  • Recommendations for Safe Work Practices during COVID-19
  • Reassessing safety plan requirements as regulated and enforced by the MLTSD focusing on Step 3
  • Additional resources and supports available

You can access the pre-recorded Three Step Process for Opening the Province – Roadmap to Reopen webinar via the links provided below:

·        Watch the webinar:

·        Download the presentation: Roadmap to Re-open…and YOU! Webinar for Businesses Impacted by Step THREE


Source: Workplace Safety & Prevention Services