Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification Part 2 *MOL Approved!
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In order to become a certified member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC), members must successfully complete Part II of the certification training within six months of completing Part I. Training on all of the hazards that may be found in a particular workplace is not required to become certified. However, an understanding of the recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation process in identifying hazards provides certified members with skills to apply their knowledge to contribute to the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) for a healthy and safe workplace.
Occupational Safety Group Inc. is an Ontario Ministry of Labour Approved Training Provider for the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Part 2 Training Program.
JHSC Certification is an outcome-based program. By the end of this course, participants must be able to:
- Describe key concepts from JHSC Part I
- Describe the process of hazard recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation
- Apply recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation principles to each hazard module
- Create a draft action plan and recommendations
Managers, supervisors, workers, new JHSC members, and Health & Safety representatives
Occupational Health and Safety Act s. 9(12)
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification?
Provincial employers in Ontario employing 20 or more regularly employed workers must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) consisting of at least two certified members, one member representing workers and one representing management.
Committees have a primary responsibility to work together with the employer, to work within the internal responsibility system (IRS) to identify hazards, and to make recommendations for improving worker safety. Our course teaches JHSC members about their roles and responsibilities and how to exercise them.
- Were you certified under the 1996 standard?
All paperwork for JHSC Part 1 and 2 must be submitted to the Ministry of Labour by April 30, 2016 to be certified for life under the 1996 training standard.
- Did you take JHSC Part 1 under the 1996 standard and still need to take JHSC Part 2?
There is no deadline for completing JHSC Part 2 under the new standard. However, once you successfully complete JHSC Part 2 under the new standard, you will be required to take refresher training every three years.
MOL News & Updates – October, 2015 October 1, 2015 – MOL Announces New Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification 2014 Training StandardOn October 1st, the Ministry of Labour announced the new JHSC standard that will affect many workplaces in Ontario with more than 20 employees.What are the changes?The 1996 Certification Standards remain in effect until February 29, 2016 and the new standard begins on March 1, 2016.
The minimum hours for training are:
- Part One training – three days (or 19.5 hours), used to be 2 days
- Part Two training – two days (or 13 hours), used to be minimum 1.5 days
- Refresher training – one day (or 6.5 hours), this is a new requirement
JHSC training can only be taken by an MOL approved training provider and must be taken within 6 months of each other.
What if I am certified before March 1st?
Certified JHSC members who completed both Part 1 and Part 2 training under the 1996 standard prior to March 1st will continue to be certified and will not be required to complete any further training under the new JHSC Certification Standards, including the Refresher training. You are certified for life.
What if I am not certified before March 1st?
Certified JHSC members who completed both Part 1 and Part 2 training under the new 2016 standard after March 1st will need to complete refresher training every 3 years.
What if I have completed Part 1 training before March 1st but not Part 2?
As of March 1st, JHSC members who have completed only Part 1 training under the 1996 standard will have to complete Part 2 training under the new 2016 standard in order to be certified, and will be required to take refresher training to maintain their certification. Refresher training will need to be completed every 3 years.
How does this affect me?
The changes will result in 5 mandatory training days versus the minimum 3.5 days now. This will increase your costs and in turn will have a loss of productivity. As part of the new standard it will be mandatory to complete refresher training every 3 years.
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