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
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.