Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC approved to deliver new Basic Certification training program

WHSC approved to deliver new Basic Certification training program
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.
What Basic Certification Training Register now
When April 5-8, 2016
Where 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 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.

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:
Call: 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service provider