Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training eLearning Program (English) (Ontario) (8 hours)

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training eLearning Program (English) (Ontario) (8 hours)

This small business eLearning training program provides guidance on the powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative. Reimbursement is available for businesses that qualify.






Effective July 15, 2021, the Ontario government, through the Small Business Health and Safety Training Program, will reimburse small businesses for the $25 course registration fee for an appointed health and safety representative and $150 towards the representative's training time.

To qualify for the reimbursement, a business must have 6-19 employees. Businesses can apply up to two times, with a second allowance permitted for staff turnover. Franchises of the same corporation with unique business numbers are also eligible for funding.

Reimbursement Instructions

IMPORTANT: Please obtain a certificate of completion from the Health and Safety Representative upon completion of the course. Employers will need the certificate to claim reimbursements.

Step One: To apply for the reimbursement, the employer must fill out and submit Small Business Health and Safety Training Program form.

Step Two: In Fall 2021, the employer will receive an email with information on how to complete the reimbursement.

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

Upon completion, the participant will be able to

  • Describe the organization and content of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
  • Describe the general duties and responsibilities of workplace parties.
  • Describe the powers, functions and duties of a health and safety representative (HSR) under the Act.
  • Identify common workplace health and safety hazards.
  • Describe the legal requirements of workplace inspections.
  • Identify the principles for conducting effective workplace inspections.
  • Identify the legal requirements for investigating accidents by the MLTSD.
  • Describe the steps for conducting an effective accident investigation.



Target Audience

  • Employers with 6-19 employees.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company. See the tabs above for additional information.

Please note, this course is not eligible for a volume discount.