HSC and HSR Changes

For guidance on changes to HSC/HSR requirements, Alberta Labour & Immigration has released a bulletin that details terms, training, roles, and duties - click to view.

As a result of legislation changes effective December 1, 2021, AMHSA has updated our Health and safety Committee and Health and Safety Representative training! Visit our website at amhsa.net/ohs/ for additional resources and information on changes.

AMHSA now offers a 4 hour Enhanced course, 2.5 hour Foundations course, and online eLearning course.


HSC and HSR Training

Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Enhanced – 4 hrs

This revised course includes fully updated content to reflect new legislation and exceeds the requirements for mandatory training for all HSC members and HSRs. This 4 hour class is an excellent resource for users who want to know more than just the basics. This course has been reduced in run-time from 6 hours to 4 hours and includes opportunities for classroom discussion.

Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Foundations – 2.5 hrs 

The legislation governing Health and Safety Committees (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) has changed substantially with the OH&S Act, Regulations and Code changes coming into effect December 1, 2021. This revised course includes fully updated content to reflect new legislation and meet the mandatory minimum training requirements and has been reduced in run-time from 6 hours to 2.5 hours (including Q&A).

Joint Health and Safety Committees and Health and Safety Representatives: Foundations (eLearning) - 2.5 hrs

This Joint Health and Safety Committees (HSC) and Health and Safety Committees (HSR): Foundations course meets the minimum mandatory training requirements that all HSC members and HSRs must receive, including: describing the duties of HSCs and HSRs and how to meet them; the obligations of work site parties; and the rights of workers. In addition to this minimum training, this course also introduces the employer’s obligations for establishing and supporting the HSC or HSR.

The legislation governing HSCs and HSRs has changed substantially with the OH&S Act, Regulations and Code changes coming into effect December 1, 2021.


HSC and HSR Resources


Q&A

Q - Does your online, on demand HSC/HSR eLearning course include the new legislation? 
A - Yes! Our revised eLearning course is now available. Click here for details.

Q - Do all of my HSC/HSR members now have to participate in HSC/HSR training as of Dec. 1, 2021?
A - Yes. It is now a requirement for all HSC and HSR members to be trained. Training content must include: the roles and responsibilities of co-chairs, HSC members, and HS representatives; work site party obligations; and worker rights under the OHS Act. Employers may develop and provide the training themselves or use an outside training provider, as long as content requirements are met.

Q - Does HSC/HSR training have to be developed or delivered by an approved third-party training provider?
A - As of Dec. 1, 2021, training may be delivered by a third-party, or developed and offered internally, as long as content requirements are met. Training content must include: the roles and responsibilities of co-chairs, HSC members, and HS representatives; work site party obligations; and worker rights under the OHS Act. AMHSA’s Foundations and Enhanced courses both meet the requirements for HSC/HSR training.

Q - Will there be an online course with “just the changes” available, which will qualify for HSC/HSR training?
A - The "Important H&S Committee Changes" webinar is a brief overview of changes to HSC/HSR but it is not meant to substitute for HSC/HSR training. Due to the significant number of changes to the Legislation, AMHSA will only provide a certificate of training if the new HSC/HSR classroom or online courses are taken. To gain a full understanding of the Dec. 1, 2021, legislative changes, AMHSA recommends participants take the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code Overview course.

Q – If I had no previously approved training in HSC, and take the free 1-hour webinar, is my training up to date?
A – No, the "Important H&S Committee Changes" webinar is a brief overview of changes and is not meant to substitute for HSC/HSR training. AMHSA’s Foundations (eLearning and live, instructor-led) and Enhanced classes both meet the requirements for HSC/HSR training

Q – Do I receive a certificate for attending the free webinar?
A – No, the "Important H&S Committee Changes" webinar is a brief overview of changes and is not meant to substitute for HSC/HSR training.

Page updated: Mar. 7, 2022