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Union Apprentices

Union Apprentices Trade-Specific Training


With assistance from labour-management health and safety committees, certain trade groups working with IHSA staff have developed training specifically tailored to their trade. These multi-level programs are generally taken one level per year. The first two levels can be done through IHSA, while the third level is usually completed on site or at a hands-on training facility.


Construction Health and Safety – Multi-Level Training

The Basic and Intermediate components of this program form the first two levels of trade-specific safety training.


Construction Health and Safety
– Basic Level

This first level of trade-specific multi-level training provides a foundation. Here is a complete description of the Construction Health and Safety–Basic course.

Construction Health and Safety
– Intermediate Level

This second level of trade-specific multi-level training builds upon the basic level and prepares participants to complete the third level in their specific trade.


The following are some examples of modules for specific sectors.



  • Confined spaces
  • Asbestos hazards
  • Lockout and tagging
  • Welding
  • Rigging basics


  • Confined spaces
  • Asbestos hazards
  • Lockout and tagging
  • Propane
  • Trenching
  • Fall protection
  • Powered elevating work platforms

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