JHSC Certification Training Part 1, Part 2 & Refresher
JHSC members meet on a regular basis to deal with health and safety issues.
Our course is designed to give the members knowledge to improve the health & safety needs in their workplace.
JHSC Certification Part One
This program, which is appropriate for all industries, is the first step in the training required to become certified in accordance to standards set by and enforced by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD).
Duration for JHSC Certification Part One Training is 3 days.
JHSC Certification Part Two
JHSC Part Two course offers additional training on workplace specific concerns unique to the members’ workplaces.
Both management and employee members of the JHSC must undergo training in the key hazards present in their workplaces in order to complete Part Two of Certification. Chemical and biological substances, slips/trips and falls, workplace violence, ladders and associated hazards, driving and musculoskeletal disorder hazards are included in this training.
We collaborate with the public and broader public sectors of Ontario. Our Part 2 training includes information on hazards unique to a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, education, and government services.
Duration for JHSC certification part two is 2 days.
JHSC Certification Refresher
Certified members of a JHSC are required to take Refresher Training within three years of becoming certified, and every three years thereafter to maintain their certification. Failure to meet this requirement may result in revocation of a member’s certification status by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer.
This course will meet the JHSC certified members training requirements as set by the MLITSD. Recent updates to health and safety legislation will be addressed and we will discuss best practices and Committee challenges. Duration for the Refresher Training is 1 day
Two convenient formats are used by our industry-experienced trainers to provide the JHSC certifications
Interactive, instructor-led training wherever it is most convenient for you.
Flexible, convenient training at your place of employment
Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification 1 & 2 Overview
The Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) certification process is designed to ensure that the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s JHSC training standards are met.
An effective Joint Health and Safety Committee makes all the difference when it comes to maintaining a safe working environment for employees. Your company’s ability to implement processes, procedures, and standards that protect workers from harm or risk will determine whether your organization meets minimum safety standards or not.
To help you better understand why having a functioning JHSC is so important, this page has everything you need to know about the certification process and why it’s essential in keeping your business safe.
What is JHSC Certification?
Successful JHSC Certification training is an outcomes-based program which ensures that certain knowledge and skills identified in the Training Standards have been attained.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development recognizes certified members of the JHSC require special training to effectively carry out their functions and to support workplace parties in understanding their role in preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
Why is JHSC Certification Important?
In Ontario, most workplaces with 20 or more workers must have a joint health and safety committee, made up of at least one worker and one management member. The committee’s primary role is to identify workplace health and safety issues and bring them to the attention of the employer.
Employers and workers must work together to recognize and control hazards within workplaces to achieve optimum health and safety performance. A functioning JHSC is crucial in protecting the health and safety of employees. It serves as an advisory group that helps management implement health and safety policies and procedures related to all aspects of workplace safety.
In short, a JHSC makes sure that health and safety is a priority, so that employees are protected at all times.
A successful Joint Health and Safety Committee can assist the employer in creating a safe working environment for employees. Your company’s ability to implement processes, procedures, and standards that protect workers from harm or risk will determine whether your organization meets minimum safety standards or not.
JHSC Certification Training - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Your joint health and safety committee certification is valid for 3 years after the successful completion of an approved JHSC Part 1 and 2 training program.
The member may apply for an exemption from the CPO, from the requirement to take JHSC Certification Refresher Training within 3 years of one of the following dates, as applicable:
- the date that the committee member became certified
- the date that the committee member last completed a JHSC Certification Refresher Training Program after becoming certified
The CPO may grant an exemption from JHSC Certification Refresher Training to a certified member:
- who has applied for the exemption in accordance with the above paragraph
- who has served as a committee member within 12 months of applying and
- who has not previously been granted an exemption by the CPO for JHSC Certification Refresher Training
- Any workplace that regularly employs 20 but less than 50 workers must have a JHSC [clause 9(2)(a)] of at least 2 members.
- All workplaces that regularly employ over 50 workers must have a JHSC of at least 4 members.
- Half of the members on any JHSC must be worker members and the other half must be management members.
All workplaces must have at least 2 certified members: 1 management certified member and 1 worker certified member.