Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC secures MOL approval to deliver Certification Part II Training

WHSC secures MOL approval to deliver Certification Part II Training
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)

What   When
Basic Certification Training (Part I) Register now ongoing training scheduled in locations across Ontario

Workplace-Specific Certification Training (Part II)  

What   When
Correctional Facilities—Cert Part II Register now April 19 - 27, 2016 in Toronto
Office & Professional—Cert Part II     Register now April 20 - 22, 2016
at locations across Ontario
Manufacturing & Fabricating—Cert Part II     Register now May 2 - 6, 2016 in Durham Region
May 30 - June 3 in Mississauga
Health Care & Social Services—Cert Part II Register now May 4 - 6, 2016
at locations across Ontario
Education—Cert Part II Register now May 10 - 13, 2016 
at locations across Ontario
Construction—Cert Part II Register now June 6 - 10, 2016 
at locations across Ontario

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:

Call: 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative