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JHSC Certification Part One

Duration: 3 Days

Book our CPO approved Certification Part One training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members. This Certification course is open to all individuals and groups, regardless of sector.

NOW available in virtual classroom training!

Classroom JHSC Certification Part One
Registration fee per person: $495.00

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Your JHSC certification starts here. First learn the basics.

Certification is a two-step training process. Part One is the first step in training Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members, providing them with a well-rounded understanding of health and safety fundamentals they can apply to their own workplace. Committee members become certified after completing BOTH Part One and Part Two training.

In 2015, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) released a NEW Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training Program Standard which took effect on March 1, 2016. Visit the Joint Health and Safety Committee, Certification Training Overview page for more information.

Training Overview

This 3-day Part One course is based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard. Participants will receive interactive, instructor-led classroom training that encourages learning and networking. This training option is perfect for JHSC members working in any industry as content, videos and case studies are relatable to all workplaces.

What topics will be covered?
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  • Health, safety and the law 
  • Effective Joint Health and Safety Committees and certified members
  • Workplace hazards
  • Workplace inspections
  • Incident investigations
  • Health and safety resources
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers as well as workers' rights.
  • Learn about hazard recognition, assessment, control and evaluation.
  • Learn about the legislative requirements of a JHSC and the functions, powers and duties of its members.
  • Find out what the duties and responsibilities of certified members are and how to be an effective committee.
  • Know the purpose and understand the principles for conducting effective workplace inspections.
  • Learn about the legal requirements for reporting and investigating fatalities and critical injuries.
  • Know how to find and use information in the workplace (e.g. statistics) and identify trends.
  • Know how to access information and resources from health and safety organizations.
Who is this recommended for?
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This training is suitable for most workplaces with 20 or more regular employees, within any industry. This includes farming operations with over 50 workers that may be required to have certified members.

Who should attend:

New and existing JHSC members.

Supervisors, managers and other workplace parties including health and safety representatives who wish to expand their health and safety knowledge.

What are the prerequisites?
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Participants should have a solid understanding of English as they will be required to complete an in-class, written MLTSD certification evaluation.

The minimum requirement for JHSC Certification Part One training is three days (or 19.5 hours). All participants must meet the minimum training requirement to successfully complete the program. If portions of the program are missed, the participant will not be able to write the final evaluation and will be required to retake the training.

How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered in a public classroom, either in-person and/or virtually.

Private delivery is available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905 614 1400 or 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.

Important: Requirements for virtual training
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Virtual Training is currently available in English only.

Please note that a webcam is mandatory for participation in the virtual Certification Part One classroom.

Participant requirements for virtual include a webcam, capable hardware, software & internet. Virtual sessions will be delivered using the Adobe Connect platform, supported on all major web browsers.

Please view the Virtual Training FAQ for more details on virtual delivery.

Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased.

Total Seats
3-5 participants
6-9 participants15%
10+ participants20%

To qualify for group discounts:

  1. Participants must be from the same organization
  2. Participants must register for the same course. However, course dates and locations can vary; CSA/WSPS courses excluded
  3. Registrations must be received by WSPS at the same time