The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is one of only a few providers now approved to deliver Certification Part II Training.
As such, the WHSC offers a one-stop access point
for Ministry of Labour-approved Part I and Part II Certification Training. WHSC was one of the first providers to be approved for Basic Certification Training
under Ontario’s new Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Standard.
On March 1, 2016, the new Ministry of Labour (MOL) Certification Program and Provider Standards took effect. The Program Standard
establishes minimum criteria for both Basic Certification Training
(Part I) and Workplace-Specific Certification Training
(Part II), 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.
Training for all sectors of the economy
WHSC’s recently updated Basic Certification Training
is applicable to any provincially-regulated workplace. The program gives participants a full understanding
of occupational health and safety legislation, including rights and responsibilities of the workplace parties and certified reps in particular. Equally important, participants learn how to identify, assess and control, or better yet eliminate, workplace hazards. The training also gives participants the ability to create workplace health and safety policies and programs
, access prevention resources and develop internal communications.
WHSC Certification Part II Training
is also applicable to all provincially-regulated workplaces. Though, compliance options exist
. Workplaces can choose to customize their program
from more than 60 WHSC hazard-specific modules, each focusing on general awareness and measures to eliminate or control exposures. Or to ease compliance, workplaces can enroll in an appropriate WHSC sector program
. These programs address hazards common to the majority of workplaces within a sector.
Certification Training sessions open to Ontario workplaces in all sectors are scheduled in various communities across Ontario over the coming weeks and months. Register now to ensure your seat
Basic Certification Training (Part I)
Workplace-Specific Certification Training (Part II)
The new standards, the new process
Although the standards have changed, Ontario health and safety law still requires employers to ensure the certification of at least two joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members, one representing workers and one management. This said many Ontario employers chose to certify all JHSC members,
helping to prepare each member for their significant legal obligations.
JHSC members seeking certification status 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
. Also new to the certification process is the need to complete approved Certification Refresher Training every three years
to maintain certification status.
To learn more
about Certification Training
or how we can help your workplace with other training obligations:
and ask to speak to a training service representative