Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC JHSC Certification Part 1 training goes virtual too. Register now!

Fully trained workplace health and safety representatives critically support those currently working during COVID-19 and can help build safeguards before other workplaces reopen.

Workers Health & Safety Centre can help you put these supports in place and meet legal training requirements too. With the launch of virtual WHSC Certification Part 1 training for joint health and safety committees (JHSC) we are ready with a quality alternative to traditional classroom learning made impossible by the COVID-19 crisis.

Registration details

The delivery method has changed, but WHSC JHSC Certification Part 1 virtual training offers the same comprehensive curriculum and learning outcomes so many have come to trust. Like our classroom version, this virtual program is three days long. It meets duration, content and new delivery requirements of JHSC Certification training standards as approved by the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer.
WHAT: WHSC JHSC Certification Part 1 virtual training 
WHEN: Upcoming session options
May 11, 2020 - May 13, 2020
May 19, 2020 - May 21, 2020
May 25, 2020 - May 27, 2020
Sessions run each day 9:00 am to 4 pm.
More will be added with demand.
COST: $475 (plus HST)
REGISTER: Visit our online Registration Page. See the “Virtual Training” tab. When registering be sure to supply the participant’s home address, as resource materials critical to successful participation will be shipped to this address.

Participation requirements

Registered participants will receive an email of confirmation with additional information about accessing and successfully completing the training. Again, they will also be shipped participant resource materials. If they have not received this material by 2 pm the day prior to the course, please contact us by email at
WHSC’s virtual classroom is a secure environment, protecting privacy and preventing interruptions. Participants will need:
  • a high speed internet connection
  • a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone
    • a computer is preferred - however to avoid cellular data costs, connect using Wi-Fi
  • a pen or pencil to complete worksheets.

Employer obligations

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act requires most workplaces employing 20 or more workers, or using a designated substance to establish a JHSC and ensure the Certification of at least two JHSC members, one representing workers and one management. To learn more about the Certification process, download our product sheet on same.
With few exceptions JHSC Certification Training Standards have changed. However, necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis, changes which came into force today, allow Part 1 training to be taken entirely online. Other recent changes include: extending the timeline for JHSC members who complete Part 1 training to give them 12 months to complete their Certification Part 2 training; and removing the need for JHSC members to apply for extensions to complete Certification Refresher training, giving them an additional 6 months.
As restrictions lift and we are safely able to do so, we hope to welcome you in person at one of our regularly scheduled classroom training programs across Ontario.
WHSC also offers GHS-WHMIS and COVID-19 virtual training programs. Visit our Training Registration page, see the “Virtual Training” tab for details and dates.
To learn more: 
Visit our web site to explore a range of free Resources including a host of COVID-19 resources.
Call: 1-888-869-7950