Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC schedules final Basic Certification training opportunity for 2017

WHSC schedules final Basic Certification training opportunity for 2017
Act today to register for Basic Certification training as an essential first step towards joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification compliance.
As part of our ongoing commitment to assist workplaces to comply with their occupational health and safety training obligations, the Workers Health and Safety Centre’s (WHSC) Basic Certification Training is scheduled to run in various communities across Ontario beginning Tuesday, December 5 through Friday, December 8

Achieving and maintaining certification status

Most workplaces employing 20 or more workers or using a designated substance must have a JHSC. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) also requires employers to ensure the certification of at least two JHSC members, one representing workers and one management. 

To become certified, a JHSC member must complete a MOL-approved Basic Certification Training (Part I) and Workplace-Specific Hazard Certification Training (Part II). These programs must be delivered by an approved provider and must be completed within six months of each other to achieve certification status. Further still, and new to the certification process, is the need to complete approved Certification Refresher Training every three years to maintain certified member status.

WHSC Part I, Part II and, most recently, Certification Refresher Training are MOL-approved and the WHSC is an approved training provider.
Those who don’t maintain Certification status are required to retrain in all three parts of Certification training to regain status. 
In addition to Basic Certification Training, WHSC has also scheduled a range of MOL-approved sector-based Certification Part II programs in communities across Ontario in the coming months. Each is designed to help JHSCs address the most significant hazards in their respective sectors. The following are a few examples:
December 11-15, 2017 Manufacturing and Fabricating Certification II
December 12-14, 2017 Health Care and Social Services Certification II
December 12-14, 2017 Adult Probation and Parole Certification II
December 13-15, 2017 Office and Professional Certification II

Achieving competence

Among other things, the WHSC’s suite of certification training programs provide participants a full understanding of occupational health and safety legislation, including rights and responsibilities of workplace parties, JHSC members along with certified representatives in particular. The programs also empower participants with an understanding of the hazards placing the safety and health of workers at risk along with the knowledge and tools to assist in pursuing prevention.
To prepare JHSC members to meet their significant obligations, many Ontario employers go beyond the minimum by ensuring certification of all JHSC members.

WHSC Certification training and much more

As Ontario’s legally designated training centre specializing in occupational health and safety, the WHSC offers programs to help workplaces comply with a host of obligations required by law. Our programs, however, have always been designed to go beyond just legal minimums and ensure real learning is achieved. With this, training participants will be better prepared to play a role in workplace prevention efforts.
Register today for Certification and other WHSC training
Review training product sheets for additional information
Review the complete WHSC training catalogue (including onsite training options)
Ask for a free, no obligation workplace training compliance audit

Have additional questions?
Call:     1-888-869-7950