Certification Training Part One

Learn the basics.

Certification Part 1Most 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 6 months 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.

Training

Certification Part One (3 days)

Certification Part One (3 days)

Book our CPO approved Certification Part One training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members. This Certification course is open to all individuals and groups, regardless of sector.
NOW available in virtual classroom training!

58 scheduled date(s)
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$495.00

Certification Refresher - All Sectors (1 day)

Certification Refresher - All Sectors (1 day)

CPO Approved! Certification Refresher Training for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Members - All sectors.
NOW available in virtual classroom training!

37 scheduled date(s)
  • Classroom
  • On-site
$249.00

Articles

Firing up your JHSC: proven tips from a 24-year veteran

Firing up your JHSC: proven tips from a 24-year veteran

Could your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) use a high-efficiency tune-up? These 14 no- or low-cost tips from a speaker at WSPS' national Partners in Prevention conference and trade show earlier this year could be just the boost your committee needs.

Oct 06, 2016
Retailers: certification training agreement helps you meet current and new standards

Retailers: certification training agreement helps you meet current and new standards

In the first in a possible series of industry-specific certification training opportunities for WSPS member firms, WSPS and Retail Council of Canada will offer courses on existing Certification Parts One and Two training in January and February 2016, as well as a later course on new training standards that take effect March 1, 2016.

Dec 07, 2015
New certification training requirements: 4 need-to-know changes

New certification training requirements: 4 need-to-know changes

Ontario's Ministry of Labour has just announced new certification training requirements for joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members that come into effect March 1, 2016. If your business has 20 or more employees, keep reading.

Oct 07, 2015
Certification training: why one company isn't waiting for proposed changes

Certification training: why one company isn't waiting for proposed changes

Golf Town, a national retailer with 56 big box locations across the country, has embarked on an ambitious certification training program in Ontario. Why now, and not after the release of new certification training standards expected later this year? "Certification training is not about ticking a box or being in compliance," says Susan Gilpin, Golf Town's manager of human resources. "A key focus of ours is ensuring our associates are trained and understand the importance of safety within our stores."

Apr 08, 2015

Videos

JHSC Certification Training Part Two: Sneak Peek

JHSC Certification Training Part Two: Sneak Peek

You've completed Certification Part One training and passed the test. Now what? Hear about what's next in Part Two training.

To learn more about certification training part two, visit Certification Part Two - Manufacturing (2 days).

Jan 15, 2015
The Role of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)

The Role of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)

Hear about the important role you play as a Joint Health & Safety Committee Member.

Visit Joint Health and Safety Committee, Certification Training Overview to learn more.

Jan 15, 2015