OMHSPA Membership

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The Benefits of
OMHSPA Membership

Meetings

Five general meetings per year for education, development and networking.

MAILING LIST

Ask Health & Safety questions and get answers from other members.

LIBRARY

Digital access to OMHSPA's shared policies, procedures, and resources.

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OMHSPA Members can take advantage of the pricing arrangement between the Association and Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) for high-risk, high-hazard training services. This agreement pertains only to work that will be performed in Ontario.

MEMBERS

Network with other Health & Safety professionals in Ontario.

Discounts

Discounts to various safety organizations that supply training and services.

Events

Access member rates for all OMHSPA sponsored events and conferences.

Become a Member

Practising member

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This member is in an active professional and non-union occupational health and safety role.

This may include:

  • Municipal & regional government
  • First Nations council bands
  • Utilities
  • Conservation authorities
  • Publicly funded transportation services
  • Agencies
  • Library
  • School boards
  • Commissions
  • Other organizations which are funded by a municipal or regional level of government, and comparable levels of public service organizations, as determined by the Executive

Practising membership is based on the fact that the individual spends approximately 50% of their time providing occupational health and safety expertise to the organization.

A membership application should include a copy of a job description or posting.

This member has voting rights within the Association.

Associate Member

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By approval/invitation of the Executive only. 

This member is in a professional occupational health and safety role from the public sector and is not an employee of a municipal & regional government organization defined as a Practising Member.

Their work meets the membership requirements of a Practising Member.

An invitation will only be extended if ratified by a majority show of hands of all Practising Members in attendance at a general meeting.

An Associate member does not have voting rights with the Association.

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Membership

MEMBER INFORMATION
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Title of the membership belongs to the payer of the membership fee.

The Executive may permit transfer of membership, at the request of the payer, provided the person to whom membership is transferred meets the criteria for membership.

Practising Members have a responsibility to promote health and safety within the municipal environment and to assist fellow members with the development and implementation of effective policies and procedures.

Only Practising Members are entitled to vote on matters presented to the membership for a vote.

No member shall use, or permit the use of membership in OMHSPA, or the membership list, or minutes, for the purpose of active commercial solicitation.

Honourary Member

CONTACT FOR CONSIDERATION
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At the discretion of the Executive, and by member request, an Honourary Membership may be conferred upon a former member of the Association who meets the following criteria:

  • Ten years as a member (in any membership class) of the Association, or
  • Five years as a member (in any membership class) of the Association, including at least one year on the Executive, and
  • Is retired and is no longer employed full-time in the Occupational Health & Safety field.

Honourary Members will be exempt from payments of dues and will receive minutes and OMHSPA ML access at their request.

An Honourary member who returns to full-time gainful employment shall relinquish their Honourary Membership and may reapply at a future date in time.