Joint Health and Safety Certification

Most workplaces with 20 or more workers must have at least one worker and one management person to be certified members of a workplace Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). It’s the law under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Please contact Employers First to find out if your workplace must meet this requirement.

The CPO of the MOL certifies members once they complete the Parts 1 and 2 of mandatory training: Basic Certification and Workplace-Specific Hazard Training.

Part One, Basic Certification provides an overall knowledge of health and safety that applies to all workplaces. The training is available through the Safe Workplace Associations that make up Health and Safety Ontario, the Workers Health and Safety Centre, and other providers approved by the MOL.

Part Two, Workplace-Specific Hazard Training focuses on significant hazards in your workplace. It covers how to assess those hazards and ways to control and/or eliminate them. Members can be trained through Health and Safety Ontario, the Workers Health and Safety Centre, or through employer in-house training.

Employers First offers JHSC training in an interactive, online format that can be completed at your convenience.  With this program you have more time to focus on your core responsibilities and complete the training when it makes the most sense for you.  Contact us to get started today.

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