New Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training programs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Training updated specifically for printing and converting, pulp and paper

Two workers in plant reviewing safety procedures


JHSC-PPC Health and Safety Training - Please print and post in workplace


Workplace Safety North now offers custom workplace-specific hazard training certification programs for printing and converting, and pulp and paper sectors.

What is a JHSC? 

A Joint Health and Safety Committee is a workplace committee required under Section 9 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The committee is made up of management and worker representatives who work together to identify health and safety problems and recommend solutions. 

At least two JHSC members (one worker, one manager) must be certified. This is accomplished through the completion of Part One and Two of JHSC certification training. JHSC certified member training is encouraged for all committee members. This helps ensure ongoing compliance if certified members leave the committee. 

Overview of JHSC Training – Part One and Two

Certification: Part One (three days)

This mandatory course provides participants with an understanding of how to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards, the rights and duties of certified members, and how to conduct effective workplace inspections and incident investigations. 

Certification: Part Two (two days)

Focusing on the concepts of recognition, assessment, and control of hazards, and evaluation of the hazard controls, participants learn how to apply these concepts to a minimum of six hazards relevant to their own workplaces. In addition, learners practise drafting action plans and recommendations for the employer.

By the end of the two-day course, participants will:

  • Review the material covered in JHSC Certification Part One training
  • Understand the hazard-related concept of recognize, assess, control and evaluate (RACE)
  • Understand key hazards specific to the paper, printing and converting sectors
  • Use various tools to help recognize, assess and control hazards, and evaluate hazard controls
  • Understand the role of the Joint Health and Safety Committee in relation to the Internal Responsibility System.

Key hazards in printing and converting workplaces

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chemical and physical hazards
  • Safe use of machinery
  • Lockout
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mobile lifting equipment

Key hazards in pulp and paper workplaces

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chemical and physical hazards
  • Safe use of machinery
  • Lockout
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mobile lifting equipment
  • Confined spaces

Book training now

Train your committee members and supervisors now. Training is offered across Ontario, including on-site at your workplace. The more people trained in health and safety, the safer your workplace will be.

Click here for Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification training schedule

Related training also available 

Occupational Health and Safety Act and Industrial Regulations

Participants learn about occupational health and safety law in Ontario. This course is designed for JHSC members, health and safety representatives, supervisors, and other interested workers and members of management.

Incident Investigation: Industrial 

This course is designed for participants who must carry out incident investigations or who will eventually become involved in the incident investigation process.

Planned Workplace Inspections

This course is designed for people in the workplace who must carry out workplace inspections, such as JHSC members, workers, supervisors, lead hands and managers.

Competent Supervisor 

Health and safety awareness training is now law for every worker and supervisor in Ontario! Competent Supervisor training focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers and gives supervisors the tools to integrate health and safety into their management function. Disponible en français