Workers Health & Safety Centre

Complete JHSC Certification this summer in WHSC virtual classes

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has scheduled virtual classroom JHSC Certification courses throughout the summer to allow you to fully certify your JHSC.
Vacation schedules needn’t stop you from certifying your Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) this summer. Register with us to complete your training quickly and conveniently!

The pandemic has taught us much about the role fully trained, well-functioning JHSCs play in creating safer, healthier work. It’s also the law. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act requires two members of a JHSC – one worker and one management – complete Part 1 and 2 of an approved Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) Certification training program in order to become certified. To remain certified members must also successfully complete Certification Refresher training every three years.

As the province’s designated training centre, Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has scheduled JHSC Certification courses throughout the summer to allow you to fully certify your JHSC in time for the typically busy fall season. All courses are scheduled in accessible, online, instructor-led, virtual classrooms, where learning is engaging and ensured.
Complete or renew your JHSC Certification this summer. Secure your spot.

We help you certify and comply

WHSC Certification Part I training is delivered over a three-day period. This program gives participants a complete understanding of occupational health and safety law, including rights and responsibilities of all workplace parties and certified JHSC members in particular. As well, participants discuss the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and the purpose and requirements of workplace health and safety policies and programs. Equally important, participants learn how to identify, assess and control, or better yet eliminate, workplace hazards.

Part II of the certification process must be completed within one year of Part I and must include training in a minimum of six hazards relevant to the participants’ workplace. WHSC offers a complete catalogue of hazard training modules for a customized onsite approach. To get into compliance fast though, many register for our Part II General program covering the six most common hazards in workplaces delivered over two days.

Our one-day Certification Refresher program renews learning achieved, particularly in Certification Part I. Just as important however, this course acquaints participants with significant changes to health and safety legislation, approaches, and science since last they attained certification. In such a manner, certified representatives can function in their roles, secure in the knowledge they, and the workplaces they serve, benefit from the latest skills and information possible.
Some choose to train their entire JHSC to build and sustain the in-house health and safety capacity needed to identify and control all workplace hazards. Quality training is a great first step to prepare you to engage in these important prevention efforts.
Visit our online registration page for our complete summer schedule.

Please note: Registration closes two weeks before each training date.

Don’t see what you need? Beyond the scheduled classes listed above, and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors in virtual or in-person classrooms.

Need more information?
Additional resource: Certification Training: The Process
Additional training: Check out all WHSC programs
Contact a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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