Learn the basics.
Most workplaces in Ontario with 20 or more employees are required to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), with at least 2 members certified in health and safety.
Certification is a two-step process.
Part One is the first step in training JHSC members, providing them with a well-rounded understanding of health and safety fundamentals they can apply to their own workplace.
This includes health and safety and the law, and how to recognize and control hazards. Members also learn about their roles and responsibilities, for example, in identifying hazards and making recommendations and in inspecting the workplace and investigating accidents.
Part One training concludes with a Ministry of Labour (MOL) - developed test.
You can be certain that by taking our Part One, you will receive a thorough training and a solid foundation in health and safety that prepares you for the Part One test, and sets the stage for Part Two.
Part Two can begin as soon as you finish Part One. You can even register for both courses at the same time - you don't have to wait for your Part One test results from the MOL. In fact, we've found that in taking both parts close together, information stays fresh and learning is even more effective. However, it is important to note that Part Two must be taken within 1 year of completing Part One.
Not sure if your workplace needs to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee with certified members? No problem. Visit our Certification Training Overview page and learn about the requirements and the added value WSPS offers.
Choose your training option.
Certification Refresher reviews Certification Parts One and Two and is offered in various formats, making learning flexible, convenient and accessible.
- Public Classroom - with locations across Ontario, you receive interactive, instructor-led training that encourages learning and networking.
- On-Site Classroom - our instructors come to your workplace - any shift, 24-7- making this an ideal option for group training.
- Distance Learning via a Virtual Classroom (public and onsite). Please note: a web cam is mandatory to participate in Distance Learning.
The minimum requirement for JHSC Certification Part One training is three days (or 19.5 hours). All participants must meet the minimum training requirement to successfully complete the program. If portions of the program are missed, the participant will not be able to write the final evaluation and will be required to retake the training.
All of the below options meet the CPO requirements for Part One - simply pick the one that’s best for your workplace and register on-line or call 1 877-494-9777 ext. 0.