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WHSC schedules updated JHSC Basic Certification training

WHSC schedules updated JHSC Basic Certification training
Is your workplace in compliance with legal requirements to certify at least two members of your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) – one worker rep and one management rep?
If not, the WHSC is ready to help beginning with Basic Certification training. Scheduled in communities across Ontario over the next few months, your next opportunity to participate runs over four days, from February 27 to March 2. Be sure to register today!
WHSC Basic Certification training gives participants a full understanding of occupational health and safety legislation, including essential rights and responsibilities of workplace parties, JHSC members and certified representatives in particular. Our program is also designed to equip participants with an overview of strategies to identify, assess and control the many workplace hazards, that if left unchecked can give rise to worker, injury, illness and death.

Securing JHSC certified member status

To become certified, a JHSC member must complete Basic Certification training (Part I) and Workplace-Specific Hazard Certification training (Part II). These programs must be approved by the Ministry of Labour, delivered by an approved provider and completed within six months of one another.
Further still, is the need to complete approved Certification Refresher training every three years to maintain certification status. Those who don’t maintain status are required to retrain in all three parts of Certification training to regain their certified status. 

WHSC is Certification-approved

As Ontario’s only government-designated occupational health and safety training centre, WHSC is approved by the Ministry to deliver all three mandatory Certification programs.
In addition to our commitment to empowering participants with this critical information is a pledge to keep WHSC training and other support resources current. To this end, we recently updated our Basic Certification training program. Key updates included:
  • regulatory changes and clarification specific to noise, designated substances and control of exposure to biological or chemical agents, along with MOL guidelines,
  • addition of WSIB’s injury/disease reporting forms for employers, workers and health professionals and instructions to help clarify use, and
  • amendments to case studies to further assist ensured learning.

Beyond Basic Certification

In addition to the scheduled Basic Certification training, WHSC is offering a range of sector-based Certification Part II programs in communities across Ontario also in the coming months. Again, each is MOL-approved and designed to help JHSCs address the most significant hazards in their respective sectors.
For additional information, check out training product sheets all available in our online library.

For other important program offerings also review the complete WHSC training catalogue (including onsite training options).

Not sure yet? Ask for a free, no obligation workplace training compliance audit. Or call 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative.