AODA Accommodations

IHSA is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all customers who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our goods or services. Individuals requesting accommodation are asked to advise IHSA of the nature of accommodation that is required by contacting Customer Service at 1-800-263-5024.

Proof of Vaccination at Select Training Locations

Starting Sept 22, 2021, the Government of Ontario will require all participants who attend IHSA training courses in selected locations to be fully vaccinated. Participants attending events at these locations must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival. Unvaccinated participants who have a medical exemption must provide proof of exemption. Unvaccinated participants who do not meet the medical exemption requirements will not be permitted to participate in events at these locations and will have to be rescheduled for another date.

Exceptions to these requirements are in place for those who attend events at the facilities listed in this document.

Mandatory Use of Masks at IHSA Facilities and IHSA Hosted Events

Please note that the use of face masks or face coverings will still be required from all attendees at all IHSA facilities, or at IHSA-hosted events, regardless of vaccination status.

Persons who meet the exemption requirements outlined in their local municipal by-laws (i.e., those who have underlying medical conditions) must notify IHSA at least 10 business days prior to the start date of their event to allow for reasonable accommodation to be made that will ensure the safety of other participants and IHSA staff. Those who fail to provide IHSA with 10 business days’ notice may be required to reschedule their event.

Preventing the Spread of Viruses

To learn more about the steps IHSA is taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as what you can do as an individual or employer, visit our information page on preventing the spread of viruses.

Eligibility Checker Tool

There is a prerequisite for this program. To confirm your eligibility for this Refresher program, use the Eligibility Checker Tool. For questions or support related to the Eligibility Checker Tool, please contact

An Introduction to SkillsPass

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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, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).

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).

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 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.


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.



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.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
3 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: May 17, 2022 - To: Sep 09, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

E82657JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)5/17/2022 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA - Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E87619JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)5/17/2022 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E82016JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)6/14/2022 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E87674JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)9/6/2022 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E82521JHSC Certification Part 2 - Utilities (2020)9/7/2022 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieQuattro Hotel & Conference Centre Register