Important Notices & Accommodations

New Requirements For Certification Training

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires most workplaces to have either a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) or a health and safety representative. Where a JHSC is required, at least two JHSC members—one management and one worker—must be certified by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD).

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 has now been approved by the CPO as an approved training provider and this JHSC Certification Refresher 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 Two (Utilities) helps learners address specific health and safety hazards in the utilities sector. Building on Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification—Part One training, participants will reinforce their ability to recognize, assess, and control hazards, and evaluate the effectiveness of the controls. In addition, they will be required to analyze workplace hazards through the use of hazard management tools and follow up this analysis by developing action plans and making formal recommendations to the employer.

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.

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.

 

Program Content

  • Electrical hazards
  • Lockout and tagging
  • Falls from heights
  • Motor vehicle incidents (MVIs)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Confined space entry
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Toxic and Designated Substances
  • Traffic control
  • Hazardous chemicals and substances
 

Participants must bring a valid piece of photo ID and proof of JHSC Certification Part One 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 in an evaluation activity.

Those who want to become Certified Members must complete JHSC Certification Part One before completing a JHSC Certification Part Two. Also, JHSC Certification Part Two must be completed within 12 months of successfully completing Part One. If more than 12 months have passed, participants must retake Part One before taking Part Two.

Further, all courses conducted At-Customer-Facility programs must supply the names of all participants so we can confirm that the prerequisite has been completed before the day of training.

Please note that substitution of participants cannot be accommodated on the day of training, this is to ensure that all participants have completed the necessary prerequisite.

Certification is awarded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (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.

 

Who Should Attend?

Those in health and safety, health and safety representatives, members of a JHSC, and members of a JHSC who want to become Certified Members.

 

PREREQUISITES

Completion of Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification — Part One must be accomplished within the previous 12 months. If more than 12 months have passed, participants must repeat Part One.

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 Until March 31, 2024

The current pricing is in effect until March 31st 2024.

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: Mar 05, 2024 - To: Mar 20, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E107036JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)3/5/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105487JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)3/18/2024 8:30:00 AMBarrieBarrie Construction Association Register

 

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
 

2024 Course Registration is Now Available

Register for courses after April 1, 2024

Register
 

Session Details


From: May 13, 2024 - To: Dec 05, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E105492JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)5/13/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E107039JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)6/4/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105614JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)7/23/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E107049JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)11/26/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105656JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)12/2/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E107050JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)12/3/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register