The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is one of the first training providers to be approved under Ontario’s new Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Standards.
On March 1, 2016, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) Certification Program and Provider Standards took effect. The Program Standard
establishes minimum criteria, including learning outcomes that must be achieved to gain approval. The Provider Standard
establishes the criteria training providers must meet in order to be approved to deliver certification training.
Ontario workplaces in all sectors can now book our recently updated and MOL-approved Basic Certification Training (also known as Part I Certification Training).
Sessions are also scheduled in various communities across Ontario. Register now to ensure your seat
Basic Certification Training Register now
April 5-8, 2016
Cambridge, Cornwall, Fort Frances, Grey-Bruce Region, Hawkesbury (French), Kingston/Belleville, London, Mississauga, Thunder Bay, Toronto—Downtown, Windsor
JHSC Certification: the new process
Ontario health and safety law still requires employers to ensure at least two members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC), one representing workers and one management, become certified. Though, many Ontario employers see Certification Training as a minimum standard for all JHSC members
helping to prepare them for their significant obligations.
JHSC members seeking certification are required to complete Part I and Part II
training. Under the new Program Standard this training must be completed within six months of each other. Those who complete this training and become certified JHSC members will also need to complete Certification Refresher Training
every three years to maintain their status.
WHSC training: helping ensure compliance and competence
The newly updated Basic Certification Training
, like all WHSC programs, is designed to go beyond legal minimums with demonstrated techniques and principles to ensure learning. With this, JHSC members will gain the competence needed to meet their obligations and much more in terms of achieving safer and healthier workplaces.
Ontario employers have many other health and safety training obligations
working at heights
supervisor awareness and competency
WHMIS and Globally-harmonized WHMIS
violence and harassment
confined space entry, and
mobile equipment operator competency.
As Ontario’s legally designated training centre specializing in occupational health and safety, the WHSC offers programs to help your workplace comply with Certification Training
, the obligations mentioned above and much more.
WHSC training – get started now
To learn more
about Certification Training
or how we can help your workplace with other training obligations:
and ask to speak to a training service provider