JHSC Certification Training is mandatory workplace health and safety training for most Ontario workplaces with 20 or more workers. The training standards are established by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development (MLITSD). Only providers approved by the CPO can teach JHSC Certification.
A JHSC’s role is to identify health and safety issues in the workplace and make recommendations for the reduction of incidents, injuries, illness, and disease in the workplace.
At least one worker member and one management member from the Joint Health and Safety Committee must complete JHSC Part One and Part Two training. JHSC Part Two training must be completed within one year of completing JHSC Certification Part One. In order to maintain certification, certified members must take Refresher training every three years.
Upon successful completion of both parts of the training, learners obtain proof of completion from the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO).