Important Notices & Accommodations

New Requirements For Certification Training

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires some 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 is an approved training provider by the CPO and this JHSC Certification Refresher training program is a CPO-approved training program under the JHSC Certification 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).

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification—Refresher provides learners with a forum to review the key concepts of occupational health and safety, to provide updates regarding legislation, codes, and standards, and to discuss best practices and challenges.

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.

This program is available at your facility, IHSA reserves the right to apply discretion to deliver the program at your facility with participant numbers less than 50% of the course maximum as outlined below.

 

Program Content

  • Rights, duties, and responsibilities of JHSC members and Certified Members
  • Rights, duties, and function of a JHSC
  • Internal responsibility system (IRS)
  • Hazard management
  • Best practices
  • Workplace inspections
  • Action Plans
  • Preparing recommendations
 

Participants must bring a valid piece of photo ID and proof of JHSC Certification 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.

 

Who Should Attend?

Every three years for those who wish to maintain their JHSC Certified Member status.

 

Prerequisites

Refresher training is only required by those who had completed their certification training within the previous three years, and want to maintain their certification.

To complete their certification training within the previous three year, participants would have completed a Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification—Part One course and a sector-specific Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification—Part Two course. Refresher training eliminates the need to take the Part One and Part Two courses again.

 

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).

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
1 Day
Member Fee
$169.00
Member Fee
$1,210.00
Max Participants
20
Non-member Fee
$338.00
Non-member Fee
$2,420.00
 

Session Details



City: Any
Region: Any


 

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
1 Day
Member Fee
$195.00
Member Fee
$1,390.00
Max Participants
20
Non-member Fee
$390.00
Non-member Fee
$2,780.00
 

2024 Course Registration is Now Available

Register for courses after April 1, 2024

Register
 

Session Details


From: Jun 28, 2024 - To: Dec 16, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

ihsa_EventNumberCourseNameDateCityLocation 
E105635JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)6/28/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E110982JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/3/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E105989JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/4/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E110278JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/8/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E110311JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/8/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111350JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/9/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E114135JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/23/2024 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E114081JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)7/24/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E111250JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/1/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E111214JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/2/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111402JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/14/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register
E107526JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/15/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E111135JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/15/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E111601JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/21/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E110279JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/26/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111353JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)8/29/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E105299JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/10/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E111215JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/16/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E111573JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/16/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105583JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/19/2024 8:00:00 AMPoint EdwardIBEW Local 530 - Point Edward Register
E114108JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/19/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E110280JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/20/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E111348JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)9/26/2024 8:00:00 AMTimminsIHSA Training Centre - Timmins Register
E114691JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMChathamRetro Suites Hotel - Chatham Register
E105300JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/10/2024 8:00:00 AMStratfordBest Western Plus Stratford Register
E108995JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/10/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register
E110282JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/15/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E108148JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/25/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E111883JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/28/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111835JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)10/30/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E111216JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/1/2024 8:00:00 AMThunder BayIHSA Training Centre - Thunder Bay Register
E109603JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/12/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E110283JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/19/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E112023JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/22/2024 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E111770JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/25/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E112403JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/25/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105232JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)11/26/2024 8:00:00 AMNorth BayWorkplace Safety North Register
E112055JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)12/2/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E109604JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)12/10/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E112269JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)12/10/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E110284JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)12/11/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E115433JHSC Certification Refresher (2020)12/16/2024 8:00:00 AMHamiltonIBEW Local 105 - Hamilton Register