Certified members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members 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 Ministry of Labour-approved course reviews the highlights of the three-day JHSC Part 1 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 on the inspections to the JHSC
- Health and safety policies and programs: legal requirements and how to implement them
The course also includes recent legislative updates relevant to JHSC members, as well as best practices on how to function effectively as JHSC members.
The final evaluation is a 20-question test. To successfully complete the evaluation, participants must answer 15 of the 20 questions correctly.
The course is designed for JHSC management and worker representatives who require Refresher training to maintain their certified status.
Material(s) included with this course:
OH&S Act & Regulations book