Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC JHSC Certification training. When quality counts.

Without a fully trained and certified joint health and safety committee your workplace prevention efforts may not succeed. Has your committee received quality training?
Without a fully trained and certified joint health and safety committee your workplace prevention efforts may not succeed. Has your committee received quality training?

Workplace joint health and safety committees (JHSC) and certified members in particular, have considerable legal powers to help identify, assess, and control, if not eliminate workplace hazards. To fulfill their critical role and to be deemed fully certified, JHSC members must complete Certification Part ICertification Part II, and Certification Refresher training.

Not all Certification training is created equal though. Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) offers the training your JHSC is legally required to have and needs to be effective, competent, and confident in carrying out all their legal powers and duties .


We have posted an extensive schedule of Certification courses for this fall, offered both online in our real-time, instructor-led virtual classrooms and in in-person classrooms in communities across the province. These latest opportunities include Certification Part II sector programs. Each exceeds the minimum two days of required training for Certification Part II, as experience tells us a more comprehensive program is necessary in order to properly address the significant hazards in each sector.

Regardless, all WHSC courses, whether virtual or in-person, are led by highly qualified and experienced instructors who help ensure critical learning is achieved. All courses are built upon a hazard-based approach giving workplace representatives the knowledge and skills to proactively identify and assess unsafe and unhealthy working conditions and make recommendations to control, if not, eliminate them. And all courses are delivered using adult education techniques where highly interactive sessions ensure participants build upon their collective experiences of the workplace to devise real-world solutions for safer, healthier work.

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Employer obligations for training

In Ontario, most workplaces with 20 or more workers or where a regulation concerning a designated substance applies must have a JHSC made up of at least one worker and one employer member.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires at least two members of a JHSC – one worker and one manager – complete Part I and II of a Certification training program approved by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) in order to become certified. Certification Part II must be taken within 12 months of completing Part I. To remain certified, members must successfully complete Certification Refresher training every three years. Many employers recognize the critical role played by the entire JHSC and ensure all become and remain certified.

Not only are all WHSC Certification training programs CPO-approved, but we are also Ontario’s only government-designated health and safety training centre.


Visit our dedicated web pages to learn more about JHSC Certification or to download and share all Certification course descriptions available in our Product Sheet Library.

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