Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) can play a key role in identifying and resolving health and safety issues, especially if their training is complete and current.
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and with a new variant raising case counts to record levels, well-functioning JHSCs have never been more important.
Workers Health & Safety Centre can help ensure your JHSC is properly trained. We offer a complete range of legally-required, Chief Prevention Officer-approved Certification training in COVID-safe virtual classes.
Throughout the winter we have scheduled these and other essential health and safety training programs in our online virtual classrooms
. Our superior learning environment ensures small class sizes for maximum engagement and assured learning
Why wait? Register now to secure your spot!
JHSC Certification is legally required
Employers have the greatest legal responsibility
for the protection of workers. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
) also recognizes the rights and obligations of others to play an important role in pursuit of prevention
, namely joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members and worker health and safety representatives.
If your workplace employs 20 or more workers or a designated substance is onsite, the OHSA requires the establishment of a JHSC
. In this case, employers must also "carry out" approved Certification training
for at least two members of the JHSC
, one worker representative and one management representative, including Certification Part I
, Certification Part II
and Certification Refresher
Many workplaces choose to train all JHSC members
to build their in-house capacity to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and to ensure existing workplace hazards aren’t overlooked. In smaller workplaces where worker health and safety representatives are mandated, some employers recognize the utility of this training and ensure they complete it too.
JHSCs also play a critical role in ensuring COVID workplace precautions are adequate and in place. As a reminder, Ontario workplaces which continue to operate are legally required to have a written COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan.
Quality training can help prepare JHSCs to engage in these important prevention efforts.
Meantime, WHSC continues to schedule in-person Working at Heights
and Working at Heights Refresher training in COVID-safe spaces which comply with public health guidelines. Upcoming scheduled training includes select weekend dates
to accommodate demand in this essential sector.
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.
Need more information still?
Call a WHSC training services representative
in your area.
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