Workers Health & Safety Centre

Gain or maintain JHSC Certification compliance by year end

Need to certify members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC)? WHSC can help now.
 
To begin, our comprehensive and recently updated, Certification Part I Training, approved by the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer, is scheduled in communities across Ontario, December 3 to 5.
 
Next on the schedule, also in December, are some Certification Part II programs, designed to address common, significant hazards in specific sectors.
 
For those workplaces with JHSC members already certified, you will want to review training records to check if these members require mandatory refresher training to ensure certification status is maintained. WHSC Certification Refresher Training is scheduled province-wide on December 6
 
With courses filling fast, be sure to register soon.
 
Don’t see a course that fits your schedule? Be sure to contact Workers Health & Safety Centre at 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a WHSC Training Services representative. Many workplaces opt to deliver WHSC Certification training in-house and to the entire JHSC. This is especially true of Certification Part II training, where clients and constituents prefer a customized approach, training in programs that address their very specific hazards.

Legal requirements

Most workplaces employing 20 or more workers, or using a designated substance must establish a JHSC and must ensure the Certification of at least two JHSC members, one representing workers and one management. 
 
Ontario health and safety law specifies several prevention duties for JHSC members, and certified members in particular. The law recognizes quality comprehensive training is critical to meeting these obligations. As such employers must also pay for this training.

To become certified, a JHSC member must complete approved Certification Part I Training and Workplace-Specific Hazard Certification Training (Part II). These programs must be delivered by an approved provider and be completed within six months of each other.
 
Further still is the need to complete approved Certification Refresher Training every three years to maintain certified member status. Those who don’t maintain Certification status are required to retrain in all three parts of Certification Training to regain status. 
 
As Ontario’s only legally designated health and safety training centre, WHSC offers approved training to help workplaces of every size and every sector and region of the province meet all Certification training requirements as set out by the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer.

Your trusted training partner

Beyond the various approved JHSC Certification training programs, WHSC can also assist workplaces in meeting many additional training obligations ranging from Working at Heights and Supervisor Awareness and Competency to GHS WHMIS and general Worker Awareness. Further still, are hundreds of additional hazard and issue-specific training opportunities. For details, please review the WHSC training catalogue.

To learn more:
Visit:   www.whsc.on.ca
Call:    1‑888‑869‑7950 and ask to speak to a Training Services rep, or
Email: contactus@whsc.on.ca.