Joint Health & Safety Committee FAQ
JHSC Committee certification is a two-part process. Part 1, Basic Training, provides an understanding of the fundamentals of health and safety legislation and concludes with a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) standardized test. The Part 2 training completes the MLTSD certification process with specific hazards training.
Who Should Take This Course?
All Ontario employers, having 20 or more regularly employed workers, must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee comprised of at least two certified members, one member representing workers and one member representing management. Supervisors, managers, new committee members and anyone participating in a health and safety role are candidates for JHSC certification. It is recommended that all committee members be certified.
JHSC Part One
JHSC Part 1, Basic Training, is a mandatory 3-day course that instructs participants in health, safety and the law and how to recognize and control hazards using the RACE methodology for 'R'ecognizing, 'A'ssessing, 'C'ontrolling and 'E'valuating workplace hazards.
Part One Course Overview
JHSC members learn about their rights, roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). This knowledge supports an organization’s Internal Responsibility System (IRS), the fundamental principle of the OHSA.
Upon completion, members will be able to summarize key JHSC Part 1 concepts, describe the process of RACE and apply its’ principles to the hazard modules covered in Part 2 training, as well as submit recommendations for a health and safety action plan to improve worker safety.
JHSC Part Two
The two-day, Part 2 training completes the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) certification process. Part 2 training assists JHSC members in identifying hazards significant to their work environment.
Part Two Course Overview
Part 2 training covers common hazards found in workplaces. While all hazards in any particular workplace cannot be covered, those most commonly identified will be covered from the RACE perspective: 'R'ecognizing, 'A'ssessing, 'C'ontrolling and 'E'valuating. In this way members can apply the knowledge and skills learned in Part 1 to contribute to the health and safety in their workplaces.
Some course providers offer sector specific training options for the Part Two,
a) General; all business segments such as Manufacturing, Industrial, and Transportation
b) Healthcare; Healthcare Systems, Healthcare Clinics, Hospices, Retirement and Long Term Care Facilities and Dental Clinics.
c) Construction: General Contractors, Project Management Firms, Engineering Firms, Professional Trade Services, Construction companies.
After three years, refresher training must be taken by a certified member. Committee members renew their JHSC certification by successfully completing the CPO-approved 1-day “refresher” training program, delivered by a CPO-approved training provider.
Talk to one of our safety advisors for further information or assistance at TF 1.866.347.7707
Other similar courses WSG offers that would be of interest:
JHSC Non Certified Members
Health & Safety Representative
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