Joint Health and Safety Committee

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.

Part 1: Basic Certification 3 day course

This certification part one program provides an overall knowledge of health and safety that applies to all workplaces. This interactive course is a necessary component for Joint Health & Safety Committee members and brings the internal responsibility system into practice.

Certification Part 1 – Legislation Compliance

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – Health and Safety and the Law

Module 3 – Workplace Health and Safety

Module 4 – Joint Health and Safety Committees

Module 5 – Workplace Inspections

Module 6 – Accident / Incident Investigation

Who Should Attend?

JHSC Members and Health and Safety Reps

Employers, Managers

Supervisors

Part 2: Workplace – Specific Hazard Training 2 days course

JHSC Part 2 is specific training based on the significant hazards in your workplace. However, an understanding of the recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation process in identifying hazards provides certified members with skills to apply their knowledge to contribute to the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) for a healthy and safe workplace.

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe key concepts from JHSC Part I
2) Describe the process of hazard recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation
3) Apply recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation principles to each hazard module
4) Create a draft action plan and recommendations

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.

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