Joint Health & Safety Certification Training

Why our 3-Day Part I is the best value:

  • We are the first provider to be approved by the Ministry of Labour’s new Chief Prevention Officer
  • Our program is geared towards progressive companies who want to reduce injuries in the workplace and achieve much more value for their training dollars
  • Knowing the Health and Safety laws, standards and practices is just the start. We want you to go beyond mere compliance to improving work processes on a daily basis.
  • It is highly interactive, motivates change and safer conduct
  • Our program turns learning competencies into behavioural expectations
  • The program requires a high level of learner / participant interaction during the training
  • We do not provide a cookie cutter, strictly regulatory compliance training – our goal is to improve your Internal Responsibility System which means long term changes that keep your workers safe and improve your bottom line
  • The training is provided by experienced OHS professionals and a lawyer whose practice focuses exclusively on OHS and WSIB matters
  • We are flexible to meet your onsite production needs in terms of hours, shifts, and weekends
  • We can deliver a Joint Health and Safety Program to each of your locations across Canada

Part I Training Locations and Dates:

  • $599 plus HST Per Person
  • Special reduced rates for onsite groups
  • Monthly or quarterly training at your location to meet your needs, schedule and budget
  • We will travel to any location in Ontario for pre-paid groups

Did You Know?

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All Provincially regulated employers with 20 or more workers must have a Joint Health and Safety Committee in which at least one manager and one worker have received JHSC Certification Training. Effective April 2012 the Occupational Health and Safety Act was amended to transfer authority for JHSC Certification training from the WSIB to the MOL, office of the Chief Prevention Officer (“CPO”).

Sec 7.6 (1) The Chief Prevention Officer may,

  • (a) establish training and other requirements that a committee member shall fulfill in order to become a certified member; and
  • (b) Certify a committee member who fulfills the requirements described in clause (a). 2011, c. 11, s. 4.

We have just received our authorized provider status by the CPO and we are now delivering a new 3-day Basic Training Program to employers in Ontario. Our training course is an outstanding product that is not simply another one of those checklist cookie-cutter training programs which put participants unconscious with endless boredom, but a highly interactive program that inspires and motivates changes in behaviour to reduce injuries in the workplace. Our program aims to achieve a return on your investment, meaningful changes and reductions in your workplace risks, liabilities, costs and actual injuries. Quality training is translated into behaviour.

  • In Ontario Certification Training must be approved and overseen by the Ministry Of Labour
  • It is governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act


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Joint Health and Safety Committee

Sec 9 (2) A joint health and safety committee is required,

  • (a) at a workplace at which twenty or more workers are regularly employed;
  • (b) at a workplace with respect to which an order to an employer is in effect under section 33; or
  • (c) at a workplace, other than a construction project where fewer than twenty workers are regularly employed, with respect to which a regulation concerning designated substances applies

Certification Requirement

Sec 9 (12) unless otherwise prescribed, a constructor or employer shall ensure that at least one member of the committee representing the constructor or employer and at least one member representing workers are certified members.

Part I (Basic Certification) 3 Full Days
  • Applicable to all Provincially regulated workplaces in Ontario
  • Prepares Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Introduction to Health and Safety Law and Regulations in Ontario
  • How to Recognize, Assess , Control & Evaluate (RACE) Workplace hazards
  • Conduct Workplace Inspections
  • Complete Accident Investigations
  • Learn about Prevention Resources
  • IRS – The Pivotal Foundation of Ontario Health and Safety Law
Part II (Hazard Specific Training – Industry Specific) 1-3 Full Days
  • Is currently not regulated by the MOL


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  • Sec 25 (2) (a) the employer shall provide information, instruction and supervision to protect the health and safety of workers
  • 26 (1) (l) Employers shall carry out training programs for workers, supervisors, and committee members as may be prescribed
  • 32.0.5 the employer shall provide workers with information/instruction on the contents and policy for the violence prevention program in the workplace
  • Sec 9 (12) Employer shall ensure one member of the committee representing the employer and at least one member representing the workers are certified
  • 25 (2) (a) Employers shall provide information, instruction and supervision to protect the health and safety of workers
  • 27 (2) (b) Supervisors shall where so prescribed provide written instructions about the measures and procedures for keeping workers safe
  • 42 (1) any worker exposed or potentially exposed to a hazardous material/agent shall receive training
  • WHMIS Reg 860 ss. 7 (1)-(3) Employer shall provide WHMIS training for the health and safety of workers
  • Reg 490/09 Sec. 18 (4) Designated Substances: If the employee must wear respiratory equipment, the employer shall provide training and instruction on the care and use of the equipment
  • Reg 490/09 Sec 20 (2) (4.) employer shall provide training on the health effects of any designated substances and the methods and procedures required under the control program
  • Reg 1101 (not under OH&S Act, but WSIA) First Aid requirements/Training


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  • Protecting workers from injury is highly valued
  • Keep employees and their families happy, healthy, productive and able to support themselves financially
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Retain employees for life
  • Reduce tremendous costs associated with Workers’ Compensation (NEER surcharges and CAD7 Surcharges)
  • Reduce the strain on business from people being absent or having to hire temporary replacements
  • Reduce the costs and strain on the Health Care System


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