Voluntary Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training Resources

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The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR.

HSRs play an important role in ensuring workplaces are kept safe and healthy. To be effective in carrying out their duties, HSRs should have broad, basic occupational health and safety knowledge and be aware of their specific role in the workplace. To support voluntary HSR training, the Ministry, in collaboration with health and safety partners, has created the following:

  1. HSR Basic Training Program Guideline, which provides guidance on the development of training program content;
  2. HSR Basic Training Provider Guideline, which provide guidance on the delivery of a training program; and
  3. An HSR Basic eLearning training program, which consists of a one-day training program for HSRs.

For additional information on HSRs and these resources, please visit MOL HSR webpage  or the MOL website at  https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/atwork/smallbusiness.php.

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