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 more 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. This training is provided by an external provider (Public Sector Health and Safety Association, PSHSA).  EHS will work with participants to register them for training.

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. This training is provided in-house by EHS.