Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC updates essential Basic Certification training ─ Register today!

WHSC updates essential Basic Certification training ─ Register today!


Basic Certification training is the all-important first and mandatory step in the process to becoming a certified member. Certified members play critical lead role on joint health and safety committees in Ontario workplaces.
 
As such, Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) Basic Certification aims to meet and exceed minimum certification training standards set out by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and applicable to provincially-regulated workplaces with 20 or more employees or a designated substance on site.
 
Equally critical is the maintenance of this program. WHSC has recently released version 11.0 of their Basic Certification training program.


Key changes in the program include:

  • new discussion about codes of practice
  • amendments from the passage of Bill 132 which expand employers’ duties with respect to workplace harassment (which now include workplace sexual harassment) and which require employers to develop/maintain a written harassment program in consultation with the JHSC/H&S representative.  
  • incorporation of an improved hazard management tool that assists in the on-going evaluation of  hazards and their control measures
  • edits to participant manual layouts, images and some explanations to better convey concepts explored in training.
 
WHSC offers a one-stop access point for Ministry of Labour-approved Basic Certification, also known as Part I Certification as well as 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.
 
To register for upcoming Basic Certification training in a community near you check out our complete list of scheduled courses.
 
To learn more about Certification requirements and WHSC MOL-approved programs be sure to download the following product sheets:
 
Have more questions?
Call 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative nearest you.
Email us at contactus@whsc.on.ca.