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Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and revised regulations take effect on December 1, 2021. Read more about the changes to OHS laws.

Training requirements

Health and safety committee (HSC) co-chairs, members and health and safety representatives (HS representatives) shall be permitted to take the greater of 16 hours or the number of hours they would normally work during two shifts, to attend work site health and training programs, seminars or courses of instruction.

The required HSC co-chair and HS representative training includes a mandatory 6 to 8 hour course, provided by a designated training agency.


For more information on HSC/HS representative training:

HSC/HS representative training course

Comprehensive training for committee members and representatives is available through approved organizations. This training is from six to eight hours duration and may be delivered in multiple sessions, for example, evenings or half days, etc.

The training is mandatory for HSC co-chairs and HS representatives, however any committee members or workers interested in health and safety, would benefit from attending the course. The content is found in the Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee/Health and Safety Representative Curriculum Standard.

Approved training providers

To register for courses, please select the training agency of your choice, from the list of approved trainers provided.

Becoming an approved training provider

For information that outlines the criteria for agencies to be approved to deliver HSC and HS representative training please reference:

Complete applications can be e-mailed to [email protected].

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