All firms with 20 or more employees require a JHSC comprised of members who are certified through Ministry of Labour-approved training. This mandatory course, the first of two parts, provides participants with an understanding of how to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards and how to evaluate hazard controls once they are in place.
The following topics are examined in detail:
The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
The skills necessary for effective communication in the workplace
How to function effectively as JHSC members and how to promote the operation of a JHSC in the workplace
The rights, duties and responsibilities of a certified member
Recognizing, assessing, and controlling health and safety hazards, and evaluating hazard controls
How to conduct an effective incident investigation
How to prepare and conduct workplace inspections and how to report on the inspections to the JHSC
Health and safety policies and programs: legal requirements and how to implement them
The impact of workplace hazards on the body
Health and safety research and resources: where to find them and how to assess the information
Participants must satisfactorily complete a written test in order to qualify for certification through the Ministry of Labor.
Material(s) included with this course Occupational Health and Safety Act and accompanying Regulations text (Green Book)
The course is designed for management and worker representatives of a JHSC as the first part of two-part mandatory certification training.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Confirmation of Identification: The instructor will be required to verify participant’s identification by checking valid photo ID prior to the start of the course. Please ensure that you bring one of the following accepted identification credentials with you: Canadian or foreign passport; Canadian citizenship card; Immigration and Refugee Report; Enhanced driver’s licence issued by Ontario; or Ontario Health Insurance Card.
Failing to provide the proper credentials will result in a non-completion of the training program and no record of training will be issued.