New printing sector-specific training for Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Training pilot for JHSC Certification Part Two scheduled March 19-20 in Vaughan

Printing sector-specific health and safety training pilot - JHSC Part 2

Group meetingOntario’s printing sector health and safety association, Workplace Safety North, in conjunction with the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association, is presenting new sector-specific health and safety training as part of the mandatory Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) Part Two Certification Program. 

This program is based on the Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements regarding JHSCs, and key workplace safety personnel who already have completed JHSC Part One Certification training are invited to attend and provide their feedback on all Part Two training material. This free pilot session will help confirm content relevance specific to the printing industry. 

“This two-day pilot training is new and improved – it’s been updated,” says Tracey Preston, President of the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA). “So, it’s more current and more reflective of the types of injuries that are more commonplace right now, and certainly provides better insight in terms of how to prevent those injuries.”

Topics to be covered include musculoskeletal disorder prevention, chemical and physical hazards, machine safety, lockout, slips, trips and falls and mobile lifting equipment.

Benefits to Ontario printing industry workers who attend:

  • Opportunity to help improve workplace safety for printing sector
  • Free of charge – no cost to you
  • Receive JHSC Part 2 Program Certification

In addition to helping improve health and safety training for the printing sector, participants will also receive a certificate of recognition following the program, which can be used for the completion of the Basic Certification Training Program, provided the participant has completed JHSC Basic Certification Part One.

“Both OPIA and Workplace Safety North believe that the best tool for prevention is training,” adds Preston. “And those who participate in the training pilot will come out with a more enhanced version of how to protect workers and, in the end, that will help reduce injury and save a company money.”

“Working in partnership with the trade association and getting direct feedback from printing firms is really important,” says Tom Welton, Director-Industrial at Workplace Safety North. “The end result will be a health and safety training program that meets the needs of the printing sector.” 

Register today by e-mailing jerrytraer@workplacesafetynorth.ca and help make workplaces safer.

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