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
) and Workplace-Specific Hazard Certification Training
). 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
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.
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
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