Health & Safety Professionals Inc.

Joint Health and Safety Committee
Certification Distance Learning

Become a certified member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee
by completing both JHSC Part 1 and JHSC Part 2 courses.
Take a JHSC Refresher course every three years after being fully certified.

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Our JHSC Distance Learning courses are designed in accordance with the standards set by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

Overview

Health & Safety Professionals Inc. (HSPI) is a Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) approved training provider in Ontario for delivering Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification Training. Our commitment extends to offering this essential JHSC Training through live, instructor-led sessions conducted online.

Experience classroom-quality content through online distance learning.

Learning Outcomes

Once fully certified, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the certification process and the role of certified members.
  • Recognize the importance of occupational health and safety and outline the roles of workplace parties.
  • Identify relevant legislation, access information, and understand rights, responsibilities, and training requirements.
  • Describe the purpose, legal requirements, and functions of JHSCs and how they operate.
  • Understand the rights, duties, and responsibilities of JHSC members and certified members.
  • Identify hazard categories, recognize, assess, and control hazards, and evaluate hazard controls.
  • Explain hazard recognition, workplace inspections and identify legal requirements.
  • Explain the purpose of, describe, and practice basic methods of hazard recognition, assessment, hazard control, and the evaluation of hazard controls (RACE)
  • Understand reporting and investigation processes for fatalities, critical injuries, work refusals, and dangerous circumstances.
  • Review legislative requirements and access occupational health and safety information sources.
  • Apply RACE principles and create a draft action plan and recommendations for employers, based on selected workplace hazards.
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Your Instructors

Louise Caicco Tett, Mph, Crsp, Rn - President – Occupational Health And Safety Consultant

LOUISE CAICCO TETT, MPH, CRSP, RN

Occupational Health and Safety Consultant

Louise’s special interests include management systems,
leading indicators, safety leadership, mental health,
incident investigation, and any emerging health and safety topic.

Matthew Budau Bscn, Bba (Hons), Rn - Hspi

MATTHEW BUDAU, BScN, BBA (Hons), RN

Occupational Health and  Safety Advisor

Matthew draws from his experience
across both the public and private sector
to develop custom solutions for HSPI.

What People Are Saying

Ronald YoungRonald Young
02:35 11 Dec 23
From start to finish I enjoyed the process for getting recertification for health and safety through these guys. I know that's something most may not say as it is something a lot of people dread but right from when I registered i was quickly contacted by Joel. He was friendly and very helpful...even managed to help me reschedule. He got me all the info and enrolled me in a government certified class. Matthew was our instructor and he kept the class moving along well and had a great take on what would normally be dry material. Broke us into groups periodically and gave us challenging questions to build our knowledge base and help us to succeed moving forward. I highly recommend this company for training whether it be your first time or recertification!
Sue GeickSue Geick
20:28 30 Nov 23
I completed JHSC training part 1&2 virtually and it was fantastic! Louise was very knowledgeable, gave clear, concise and relevant examples. Joel was great to correspond with in regards to getting setup for training. Very professional! I would highly recommend training through Health & Safety Professionals Inc.
Holly WHolly W
20:53 29 Nov 23
Thorough and interactive training to keep you engaged the entire time. I would highly recommend if you need to get certified for joint health and safety.
Rhonda WoodRhonda Wood
13:08 07 Nov 23
I took the JHSC refresher course, virtually. A great way to learn. The instructor was very informative, we had great discussions. There were two points that came up that needed clarifying and he did not hesitate to get answers from another person. Well done!
Colten TourignyColten Tourigny
12:52 26 Jun 23
Louise and her team did an outstanding job!The delivery was not rushed, very informative and not overwhelming whatsoever.She covered all topics and followed the MLTSD requirements.As a trainer in Safety, I can 100% say I was very impressed with the knowledge of all topics, engagement with the students and effective delivery.Great job and I will happily participate in future classes with HSPI.
Kelly AngerKelly Anger
18:31 07 Apr 22
Highly recommended. Excellent instruction, course and reference materials. The Instructor utilized a variety of online instruction techniques to keep adult learners engaged.
Hybrid UtilitiesHybrid Utilities
21:03 24 Feb 22
Just finished my JHSC Refresher training online with Louise at Health & Safety Professional Inc. She was not only very knowledgeable but she spent the time to make sure everyone had a full understanding, answered questions, & engaged the whole group throughout the training. To capture a group's attention from all different areas of work for a whole day of online safety training is not an easy feat- Louise managed it no problem. Highly recommend!
Pauline DawsonPauline Dawson
17:59 30 Nov 21
A great interactive presentation over Zoom.
Hailee Haydenhailee hayden
16:52 19 Feb 21
I had a really good experience with the JHSC training in hspinc for myself and my colleagues. I did the course online, it was extremely informative and worth the time doing the course online.The course material was in-depth and and clearly written. The staff are friendly, and highly experienced. Thank you hspinc, We will continue to train with you for all our businesses.
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Overview

Health & Safety Professionals Inc. is Chief Prevention Officer approved in Ontario,
to deliver the Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification training.
This training is delivered as live instructor-led (online).

Experience classroom quality content through online distance learning.

Learning Outcomes

Once fully certified, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the certification process and the role of certified members.
  • Recognize the importance of occupational health and safety and outline the roles of workplace parties.
  • Identify relevant legislation, access information, and understand rights, responsibilities, and training requirements.
  • Describe the purpose, legal requirements, and functions of JHSCs, and how they operate.
  • Understand the rights, duties, and responsibilities of JHSC members and certified members.
  • Identify hazard categories, recognize, assess, and control hazards, and evaluate hazard controls.
  • Explain hazard recognition, workplace inspections, and identify legal requirements.
  • Explain the purpose of, describe, and practice basic methods of hazard recognition, assessment, hazard control, and the evaluation of hazard controls (RACE)
  • Understand reporting and investigation processes for fatalities, critical injuries, work refusals, and dangerous circumstances.
  • Review legislative requirements and access occupational health and safety information sources.
  • Apply RACE principles and create a draft action plan and recommendations for employers, based on selected workplace hazards.
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YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Louise Caicco Tett, Mph, Crsp, Rn - President – Occupational Health And Safety Consultant

LOUISE CAICCO TETT, MPH, CRSP, RN

Occupational Health and Safety Consultant

Louise’s special interests include management systems,
leading indicators, safety leadership, mental health,
incident investigation, and any emerging health and safety topic.

Matthew Budau Bscn, Bba (Hons), Rn - Hspi

MATTHEW BUDAU, BScN, BBA (Hons), RN

Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

Matthew draws from his experience
across both the public and private sector
to develop custom solutions for HSPI

What People Are Saying

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Part One

JHSC Part One online training is generic to all workplaces. This is the first step to becoming a certified member. Everyone takes the same three-day course.

Duration:Three Days
Price: $495 plus HST
Group Price(4 or more): Email training@hspinc.ca

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Part Two

JHSC Part Two online training is the next step to becoming a fully certified member. HSPI offers this course in a unique way.

Duration:Two or Three Days
Price: $425 plus HST or $630 plus HST
Group Price(4 or more): Email training@hspinc.ca

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Refresher

JHSC Refresher online training is required within three years of being a certified member and every three years thereafter.

Duration:One Day
Price: $255 plus HST
Group Price(4 or more): Email training@hspinc.ca

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Frequently Asked Questions

A workplace that regularly employs 20 or more workers must have at least two JHSC-certified members, one from management and one chosen by the workers or union. In a workplace where a designated substance applies, there must also be two certified members. Workers on a construction project that will last three months or longer and employs 50 or more workers must also have two certified members. These certified members will sit on the Joint Health and Safety Committee.

Health & Safety Professionals Inc. (HSPI) delivers a three-day classroom-based and virtual course, which is approved by the Chief Prevention Officer. At the completion of our course, an evaluation will be administered. This evaluation must be returned to the instructor, who will then mark the evaluation. Upon successful completion, Health & Safety Professionals Inc. files the necessary paperwork. In our distance learning course, the participants can complete their courses from their computers. We can also provide JHSC classroom training at your workplace.

JHSC Distance Learning Part One is generic training and is applicable to all workplaces and sectors. The main topics included in the course are legislation as it applies to the Certified Member, the Joint Health and Safety Committee, and how to Recognize, Assess, Control, and Evaluate Hazard Controls. JHSC Online Distance Learning Part Two training is meant to be specific to the needs of each individual workplace. The employer is expected to determine the training needs based on a hazard assessment of the workplace. This may be done with the Certified Members who have a very good understanding of how to assess hazards.

You will need to take the courses that correspond to the significant hazards which your employer has identified in your workplace. You will need to take a minimum of six courses, or two days of training.

You need to take JHSC Part Two training within one year of completing JHSC Part One training. There are no exceptions.

If you took your JHSC Online Distance Learning Part 1 training with us, we will have your name in our database. If you took JHSC Part 1 training with another approved provider, you will need to show us proof of JHSC Part 1 training before you can register for our JHSC Part 2 courses.

You will need to consider whether the hazard has contributed to a workplace injury or illness or has the potential to do so. How serious have the injuries or illnesses been, or how serious could they be if the workers are exposed? Have you had near misses, in other words, an incident that could have resulted in an injury had the circumstances been slightly different? How many of the workers in your workplace are exposed to the hazard?

You will need to examine various aspects of your workplace. Review job descriptions and look at what hazards to which the workers are exposed. Review the workplace inspections. What issues have come up in the past? What are the consequences associated with your hazards? Review your Safety Data Sheets, your WSIB statistics, your First Aid records, the minutes of your Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings, general observations, and concerns expressed by the workers. Review the list with your Joint Health and Safety Committee and get their input. After this review, you will have an understanding of the hazards in your workplace.

Your JHSC Part 1 training does not expire, but you are not yet a certified member of the JHSC. You can take JHSC Part 2  training whenever you wish, and you will then be required to take Refresher training every three years.

Since the employer, in consultation with the Joint Health and Safety Committee, has determined the hazards in the workplace, we recommend that both certified members take the same Part Two courses.

Join us. We provide JHSC Online Distance Learning and JHSC Classroom training for Part Two to diverse sectors. Go here to learn more.

In order to meet the needs of our customers, HSPI delivers JHSC Training Part Two in a unique way. When you sign up for our training, you will see that you have several options: Days One and Two; Days Two and Three; and Days One, Two and Three. We have set it up this way so that you can choose to participate in two (or three) days that best suit the hazards identified in your workplace. If you have any questions, please email us info@hspinc.ca

Day One – Confined Spaces in the Workplace, Machine Hazards in the Workplace, Heat Stress and Cold Stress in the Workplace

Day Two – Driving Hazards in the Workplace, Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace, Biological and Chemical Hazards in the Workplace

Day Three – Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Violence and Harassment in the Workplace, Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace

Within three years of becoming certified, and every three years thereafter, you must complete a one-day refresher course. This course is to be delivered by an approved provider. A certified member may request a one-time exemption from Refresher Training if he or she is an active member (i.e., engaged as a member of the workplace JHSC within the past twelve months).

A new Exemption form is available for processing the exception that is integrated within the Certification Management System (CMS). This form will reduce processing time. Applicants who meet all exemption requirements are eligible to receive an automatic and immediate approval of their exemption request. If granted a one-time exemption, a certified committee member is exempt from the requirement to take JHSC Certification Refresher Training within three years of their last certification completion date, giving them six years instead.

A certified committee member is eligible to apply for an exemption if they meet all criteria outlined in Appendix B of the JHSC Program Standard:

  • The exemption form is submitted within three years of the member’s most recent JHSC certification completion date (i.e., before the certification expires)
  • They have served as a committee member within 12 months of applying
  • They have not previously been granted an exemption

Committee members who have been deemed to be certified by the CPO or certified by the CPO under the 1996 JHSC Certification Standards will maintain their certifications and do not require an exemption (March 1, 2016).

The new Exemption form can be accessed from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development website.

  1. Click “apply for a one-time exemption”, or access the link directly
  2. Provide the email address for the user who is submitting the request (submitter) to enable the passwordless log-in
  3. The submitter will receive an email with a link to access the new Exemption Form
  4. After clicking the link, select the “Launch” option at the top of the page
  5. Follow the instructions on the form and complete all mandatory fields, filling in the information for the certified committee member applying for the exemption
  6. Once completed, click the “Submit” button to confirm the request

It is important to note that a valid Learner ID must be provided when filling out the application form for the certified committee member, otherwise, the request cannot be processed. If all eligibility criteria have been met, the request may be approved automatically. If not all criteria have been met, the request will be reviewed by ministry staff and processed within 10 business days.

Upon completion and submission of the form, the submitter will receive automated email notifications whenever the status of the request is updated. If an exemption is granted, the certified committee member will receive a notification email only if they have a valid email address on record.

English: https://cms-worker.bluedrop.io/form-manager/

French: https://cms-worker.bluedrop.io/lang/fr/form-manager/

Should you have questions about or issues with the new Exemption form can be directed to contact the ministry at either 1-877-202-0008 or JHSC.InquiryLine@Ontario.ca.

You can register for courses using our Course Calendar. You choose the courses on the calendar and select the dates you want to register for. The system will prompt you to create an account. Use this link to create an account. Once you have added the courses to your cart and selected the number of seats, click on “Register.” You can then add participant information for the reserved seats and complete the registration. A receipt will be sent to your email.

Once we receive your registration, our training coordinator will review it, and a final invoice will be emailed to you. Once we receive the payment, your seat will be confirmed, and you will receive your training materials and online link to join the training.

Resources

Ohsa Reference Guide 2 1 600X818 1

OHSA Reference Guide – 3rd Edition

The OHSA Reference Guide is a valuable tool for all members of Joint Health and Safety Committees and Health and Safety Representatives in the Province of Ontario.

Ohs Pocket Book 1 600X818 1 1

Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations

The Green Book contains the complete and current Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.