Workers Health & Safety Centre

JHSC Certification: Safe September learning continues virtually

Competent joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members can play a critical role identifying and resolving workplace health and safety issues, including COVID-related concerns.
What better way to prepare for a safe September then by properly training and certifying at least two members of the JHSC, one representing workers and another the employer? When you do, you also fulfill important employer obligations required by law.
However, the COVID-19 crisis has presented an unprecedented challenge in terms of providing access to essential and mandatory health and safety training, including JHSC Certification Training. Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC), and many other training service providers, were forced to cancel in-person training in response to the crisis.

WHSC delivers training, safely

WHSC quickly determined we needed to retool our delivery model in a way we could still ensure the integrity of our training and safety of participants and instructors. This we achieved with our WHSC virtual classroom training.
This new space allows for live, real-time learning guided by highly qualified WHSC instructors. Similar to traditional in-person training, this environment is designed to ensure demonstrated learning. Of course, this is critical for JHSC members and certified representatives in order to carry out their considerable rights and responsibilities as set out in Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Register today

With many workplaces now playing catch up to ensure JHSC Certification Training requirements are met, we are experiencing growing demand for virtual training. In response, WHSC has added scheduled training throughout September and into the fall, including:  
JHSC Certification Part I
JHSC Certification Part II
JHSC Certification Refresher
We have also scheduled some of our other popular programs in virtual classrooms this fall including legally mandated GHS WHMIS and newly-updated COVID-19 training.
Visit our online registration page for our complete virtual classroom training schedule and to register. All that is required by the participant is a high-speed internet connection and a computer with a functioning camera and audio.
Registrations are filled online on a first-come, first-served basis. When registering be sure to supply the participant’s home address, as resource materials critical to successful participation will be shipped to this address.
More dates will be added with demand. Be sure to check back. 
Beyond these scheduled classes we can work with you, where participant numbers warrant, to coordinate virtual classroom training for workers and all workplace representatives using almost any of our courses. Our complete catalogue is available online for your consideration.

Need more information still?

Call a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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Additional related resources:
Confronting COVID-19: Conducting effective workplace inspections
Preparing for September: COVID-19 inspection checklist webinar
WHSC COVID-19 resources