What You Need To Know About Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Refresher Training

What You Need To Know About Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Refresher Training

Who Needs JHSC Refresher Training?

Anyone who was certified on or after March 1, 2016, must take Refresher Training every 3 years to remain certified. If you became JHSC certified before March 1, 2016, you do not need to take Refresher Training to remain certified. However, even those who don’t require JHSC Refresher Training can still benefit by taking Refresher Training to learn about updates to safety standards and best practices.

How long is JHSC Refresher Training?

Refresher Training is a 1-day in-person course. It cannot be taken online.

How do I know when I was certified?

You should have a record or certificate with the date you completed JHSC Part II. If you do not have any documentation, you can contact the Ministry of Labour to find out when you were certified.

How do I take JHSC Refresher Training?

OSG offers Refresher Training in classrooms across Ontario. You can book online and be registered in minutes.

Why do I need to take JHSC Refresher Training to remain certified?

On March 1, 2016, the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) established new Training Standards for JHSC Certification Training. The new Training Standards include a requirement for people who completed JHSC Certification training to take Refresher Training every three years. Anyone who became certified before March 1, 2016, was certified under the old standards and does not require Refresher Training to remain certified.

Besides being a mandated requirement for many JHSC members, JHSC Refresher Training is a great way to stay up to date on the latest updates to health and safety legislation and to remind yourself of best practices.

What will I learn in JHSC Refresher Training?

This course reviews key concepts from JHSC Part I and Part II Training. You will also learn about updates to legislation, standards, and occupational health and safety best practices. This training is also a great opportunity for certified members to share and discuss best practices.

What if I can’t take Refresher Training within three years?

You may be able to get a one-time exemption. You need to apply for an exemption before your deadline to complete Refresher Training.

What happens if I do not take Refresher Training within three years?

If you do not complete Refresher Training within three years of completing Part II or a previous Refresher course, your certification may be revoked by the CPO. If your certification is revoked, you will have to re-take the entire certification training (Part I and Part II) in order to be re-certified.

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