JHSC Certification

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JHSC full certification is a two-step process involving both Basic Certification Training (Part 1) and Workplace-Specific hazard training (Part 2). The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires two JHSC members (one worker, one management) to be fully certified. All requests for Certification training will be reviewed relative to current membership (Certification status of other members) to meet regulatory requirements and collective agreements. EHS will pay for 1 manager member to become fully certified and at least 1 worker member to be certified to meet these requirements.

JHSC Certification Training is divided into two Parts. You MUST take Part 2 within 6 months of completing Part 1. Certification training requires a time commitment of 5-6 days within a 6 month period. Some of these days will be consecutive.

For course information, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Part 1: Basic Certification Training

The Ministry of Labour requires Part 1 training to be at least 3 days in duration. Some collective agreements require worker members to be trained through the Workers Health and Safety Centre . Other training providers may be available to management members and some unionized JHSC worker members, depending on their collective agreement.

Part 2: Workplace Hazard Specific Training

Part 2 certification training is 2-day training program. It MUST be taken within 6 months of Part 1.