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, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD). 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 approved by the CPO as an 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).

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 MOL 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.

 
Program
Details
Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
3 Days
Member Fee
$169.00
Member Fee
$3,630.00
Max Participants
20
Non-member Fee
$1,014.00
Non-member Fee
$7,260.00
 

Session Details


From: Jul 11, 2022 - To: Feb 23, 2023
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E85694JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/11/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E85928JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/12/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E87070JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/12/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E85697JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)7/18/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E82088JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/2/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E81687JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E82520JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E85702JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Course is full
E86212JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/9/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E88881JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/15/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E94034JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/15/2022 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E87080JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)8/29/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E84520JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/6/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E81467JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/12/2022 8:00:00 AMBellevilleFairfield Inn & Suites-Belleville Register
E92568JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/12/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E90845JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/13/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E86238JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/14/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E82290JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2022 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E94019JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/20/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E83430JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/21/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E90677JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)9/27/2022 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village Register
E82132JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/3/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E88888JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/3/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E82099JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E83736JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMClintonCentral Huron Fire Department-Clinton Register
E86260JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/4/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E81563JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/5/2022 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E83329JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/11/2022 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E90684JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/11/2022 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel Register
E84527JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E85715JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E88011JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/18/2022 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge Simcoe Register
E82533JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/25/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E94020JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/25/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E93170JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/26/2022 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Plus Brant Park Inn Register
E85717JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/31/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86291JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)10/31/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E83704JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMSarniaIBEW Local 530 Register
E87094JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/1/2022 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus (Waterloo) Register
E82143JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/7/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E83444JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/8/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E92897JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/8/2022 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIBEW Local 402 Register
E90852JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/15/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E88896JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/22/2022 8:00:00 AMNiagara FallsIBEW Local 303 Register
E94027JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)11/23/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E85725JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/12/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E86590JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/14/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E84549JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)12/19/2022 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Arden Park Register
E94909JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/16/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E94507JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/17/2023 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA - Training Centre - Timmins Register
E94775JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/25/2023 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E93798JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)1/31/2023 8:00:00 AMNorth BayHampton Inn by Hilton North Bay Register
E94044JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/21/2023 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E94924JHSC Certification Part 1 (2020)2/21/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register