Certified members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) are required to take Refresher Training within three years of becoming certified, and every three years thereafter to maintain their certification. Failure to meet this requirement may result in revocation of a member’s certification status by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer.
This CPO-approved course reviews core elements of the Part 1 and Part 2 Certification program, covering the following topics:
The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
The rights, duties and responsibilities of a certified member
Recognizing, assessing, and controlling health and safety hazards, and evaluating hazard controls
How to prepare and conduct workplace inspections, and how to report findings to the committee
Health and safety policies and programs: legal requirements and how to implement them
Recent updates to health and safety legislation
Best practices for effective JHSCs
The final evaluation is a 20-question test. To successfully complete the evaluation, participants must score 75 percent or higher.
Material(s) included with this course Occupational Health and Safety Act and accompanying Regulations text (Green Book)
Certification courses: JHSC Part 1 & Part 2, within three years of certified status expiration
The course is designed for JHSC management and worker representatives who require Refresher training to maintain their certified status.
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.