Important Notices & Accommodations

New Requirements For Certification Training

IHSA's Construction Health and Safety Representative course no longer meets the JHSC training program standard and will cease to be offered. It is recommended that those interested in acting as Health and Safety Representatives complete the JHSC—Part One and JHSC—Part Two programs. These courses will give them the foundation and knowledge they need to fulfill their roles and provide the opportunity to become certified in the future, if needed. Visit our Health and Safety Representatives topic page for more information.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires certain workplaces to have either a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) or a health and safety representative. Depending on the circumstances, some members of the JHSC must be certified by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD). A certified member is not required with respect to a project where fewer than fifty workers are regularly employed or that is expected to last less than three months.

As of March 1, 2016, all training programs to become a Certified Member of a JHSC must be approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) of Ontario. IHSA is a CPO-approved training provider and this JHSC Certification Part 1 training program is a CPO-approved training program under the JHSC Certification 2014 training program standard.

All approved certification programs must have a generic Part One course and a sector-specific Part Two course. A Refresher training course is also required every three years to maintain certification. NOTE: Refresher training is not legally required by anyone who completed training to become a Certified Member of a JHSC before March 2016 (i.e., anyone who was previously certified under the requirements of the 1996 JHSC certification standard).

 

Program Description

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification—Part One is an in-class instructor-led program. The learning outcomes provide a framework that will allow participants to become familiar with a wide range of workplace hazards. In addition, participants will learn how to recognize, assess, and control any potential hazards that they may encounter at the workplace, and evaluate the effectiveness of the controls.

IHSA customers may request that this course be delivered at their facility. However, if participant numbers are less than 50% of the course maximum (see below), the IHSA instructor has the discretion to cancel or reschedule delivery of the course.

 

Program Content

  • Introduction to occupational health and safety legislation
  • Introduction to occupational health and safety resources
  • Rights, duties, and roles of workplace parties including JHSC members
  • Powers of the Certified Member
  • Introduction to the recognize, assess, control, and evaluate (RACE) system of hazard management
  • Communication
 

Participants must bring a valid piece of photo ID to the training program to confirm their registration (e.g., Driver’s License, Permanent Resident Card, Passport, Student Card).

Each participant must provide a phone number and email address to register the record of training with the MLITSD.

To obtain a certificate of completion for this program, participants must complete a written evaluation and achieve a grade of 75% or better. Participants must attend the full program and not be late.

Those who want to become Certified Members must complete one of four sector-specific Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification—Part Two courses within one year of successfully completing Part One.

IHSA offers the following:

 
 

If more than 12 months have passed, participants must retake Part One before taking Part Two.

Certification is awarded by the MLITSD after Part One and Part Two have been completed. To maintain their certification, Certified Members must take a one-day JHSC Refresher course every three years.

Please note that all participants must arrive to the program at the designated start time and must attend the program in full to successfully complete the program.

 

NOTE

This course is one of the required courses for the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation.

 

Who Should Attend?

Those with no previous training in health and safety, those who are working toward their NCSO designation, health and safety representatives, members of a JHSC, and members of a JHSC who want to become Certified Members

 

NOTE

Part One training is generic and has been designed for all members of all sectors. It must be completed before taking one of the sector-specific JHSC Certification—Part Two courses.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Program
Details
Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
3 Days
Member Fee
$195.00
Member Fee
$4,170.00
Max Participants
20
Non-member Fee
$1,170.00
Non-member Fee
$8,340.00
 

Session Details


From: Apr 24, 2024 - To: Dec 18, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E112989JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)4/24/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E113849JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/1/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E108562JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/6/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Course is full
E108658JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/6/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E106379JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/14/2024 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA Training Centre - Timmins Register
E108619JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/14/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E108659JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/14/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E110139JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/15/2024 8:00:00 AMKenoraIHSA Training Centre - Kenora Register
E108660JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/21/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E108445JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/27/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E105983JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/28/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E105694JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)5/29/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E109502JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105639JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E109595JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E109934JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E109506JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/10/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E109631JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/17/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E110047JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/17/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E109963JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)6/18/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E110349JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/2/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E110304JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/8/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111002JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/8/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E108135JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E110352JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E110989JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E109968JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E105695JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/23/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E109397JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/30/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E109596JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/6/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E109970JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/6/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E111055JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/12/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111207JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/13/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111053JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/20/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111057JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/26/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111421JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111422JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/9/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105991JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/10/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E111347JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/23/2024 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA Training Centre - Timmins Register
E111574JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/23/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105206JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHoliday Inn Express & Suites North Bay Register
E105582JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E114105JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E105696JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E108141JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E111423JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111819JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E111831JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E108994JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register
E109599JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E111767JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/7/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E109203JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/8/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E111424JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/21/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111889JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/21/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E114063JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/21/2024 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register
E111208JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/22/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111818JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/22/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E111425JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/28/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E105586JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/5/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E111973JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/6/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E111426JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/11/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E112028JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/11/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E112050JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/18/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E105698JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E105997JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E109985JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E111210JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E112283JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/9/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111427JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/16/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register