Joint Health and Safety Committee Certified Member

As of March 1st 2016 there are new standards issued by the Chief Prevention Officer which prescribe the requirements for JHSC Certified Member training programs and training providers.

The requirements for programs identify 3 parts: Basic training (Part 1), Hazard training (Part 2) and Refresher training.

The Part 1 training consists of 19 hours (3 days) addressing knowledge of related sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, common health and safety hazards, their causes, effects and control, effective meetings, planned inspections and accident investigation.  Part 1 must be completed before Part 2.

Part 2 training consists of 13 hours (2 days) addressing at least six hazard topics which relate to the specific workplace as determined by the employer.  Part 2 must be completed within 6 months of completion of Part 1, but there are exceptions.

Refresher training consists of 6 hours (1 day) addressing the salient topics of Part 1 and Part 2 training including any changes to legislation. The workshop is interactive allowing for Certified Members to share experiences from the previous 3 years' activities as JHSC members.   Refresher training must be completed every 3 years following initial certification.

Costs and Status.

Public workshops at our Training Centre:

Part 1 - Approved by Ministry of Labour -  $425.00 per participant plus HST

Part 2 – Approved by Ministry of Labour - $325.00 per participant plus HST

Refresher – Awaiting submission

We also offer “on site” training at the customer’s facility where numbers allow.  Please contact our office.

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Worker Health and Safety Representative

The Occupational Health and Safety Act in Section 8 requires that in a workplace where the number of workers regularly exceeds five and there is no requirement for a Joint Health and Safety Committee under Section 9, the employer shall cause the workers to select at least one health and safety representative from among the workers.  The Act also requires the employer to provide training for the health and safety representative(s) needed to exercise the powers and perform the duties identified in Section 8.

Currently there is no prescribed training.  However, the Chief Prevention Officer has issued guidelines for the training content, delivery and participant evaluation of a program which would meet the requirements of the health and safety representative.

SafetyOne has developed a 1-day workshop to meet this guideline.

COST and Status:

Public workshops at our Training Centre: - $175.00 per participant (plus HST)

We also offer "on site" training at the customer's facility where numbers allow. Please contact our office.

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