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Provincial employers in Ontario employing 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee consisting of at least two certified members: one member representing workers and one member representing management.
Committees have a primary responsibility to identify hazards and bring them to the attention of the employer. Upon successful completion of our approved program, certified members will have the knowledge required to fulfill their legislated duties and support workplace parties in understanding their roles in preventing occupational injuries and illnesses as part of the internal responsibility system.
OSG Inc. is an Ontario Chief Prevention Officer Approved Training Provider for the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Part 1 Training Program.
Reminder: In order to become a certified member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC), members must successfully complete Part II of the certification training within six months of completing Part I.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain their role as a certified member
- Explain the roles of workplace parties
- Identify health and safety legislation, and demonstrate how to access it
- Explain basic rights, responsibilities, and training requirements
- Describe the purpose, legal requirements for, and rights and duties of the JHSC and its members
- Describe how a functioning JHSC works
- Describe the basic process of recognizing, assessing, controlling, and evaluating hazards
- Explain hazard recognition and the process of workplace inspections
- Describe methods of hazard assessment, control, and evaluation
- Practice recognizing, assessing, controlling, and evaluating hazard controls
- State the requirements for investigating accidents
Worker and management JHSC members.
OHSA s.9(2); OHSA s.9(12)
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification?
Provincial employers in Ontario employing 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) consisting of at least two certified members, one member representing workers and one representing management.
Committees have a primary responsibility to work together with the employer, to work within the internal responsibility system (IRS) to identify hazards and to make recommendations for improving worker safety. Our course teaches JHSC members about their roles and responsibilities and how to exercise them.
Were you certified under the 1996 standard?
All paperwork for JHSC Part 1 and 2 must be submitted to the Ministry of Labour by April 30, 2016 to be certified for life under the 1996 training standard.
Did you take JHSC Part 1 under the 1996 standard and still need to take JHSC Part 2?
There is no deadline for completing JHSC Part 2 under the new standard. However, once you successfully complete JHSC Part 2 under the new standard, you will be required to take refresher training every three years.