Workers Health & Safety Centre

A few spots remain for December JHSC Certification Training

A few spots remain for December JHSC Certification Training
Register today for Basic Certification Training to help build the competence of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) and move closer to legal training compliance.
What:           Basic Certification Training (Part I)  Register now
When:          December 1-4, 2015
Where:         Barrie, Cambridge, Cornwall, Kingston/Belleville, London, Niagara, Ottawa, Peterborough,
                     Thunder Bay, Toronto—Downtown, Windsor   

JHSC Certification Training obligations

Ontario health and safety law requires employers to ensure at least two members of a JHSC, one representing workers and one management, become certified. To become certified, JHSC members must complete both Basic Certification Training (Part I) and Workplace-Specific Hazard Training (Part II). 

Employer training obligations under MOL microscope

Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors continue to visit workplaces to confirm compliance with JHSC training obligations. For the four year period ending May 31, 2015, MOL inspectors issued almost 3,700 orders for employers to comply with JHSC certification training requirements.
MOL inspectors are also seeking evidence of employer compliance with many other health and safety training obligations including: 
  • working at heights
  • worker awareness
  • supervisor awareness and competency
  • WHMIS and Globally-harmonized WHMIS
  • violence and harassment
  • confined space entry, and
  • mobile equipment operator competency. 

WHSC training—helping workplaces achieve compliance

 As Ontario’s legally designated training centre specializing in occupational health and safety, the WHSC offers programs to help your workplace comply with the obligations mentioned above…and much more. In fact, all WHSC training is designed to go beyond just legal minimums to ensure real learning is achieved. With this, training participants will be better prepared to play a role in workplace prevention efforts. 

The following are a few examples of upcoming scheduled training in communities across Ontario:
What:                   Working at Heights
When:                  Ongoing training scheduled in locations across Ontario   
What:                   Office & Professional—Cert Part II Workplace-Specific Hazard Training
When:                  December 8-10, 2015
What:                   Correctional Facilities—Cert Part II Workplace-Specific Hazard Training
When:                  January 26-February 4, 2016
What:                   Supervisor Training
When:                  February 4, 2016  

WHSC training—get started now

Don’t see what you need? The WHSC can customize any of our existing programs or develop training specific to the needs of your workplace. 

Give us a call or contact us today.
Call:    1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative