Certification for Joint Health and Safety Committee Members
Most workplaces with 20 or more workers must have at least one worker and one management person to be certified members of a workplace Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). It’s the law under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Please contact the Ministry of Labour to find out if your workplace must meet this requirement.
Part One, Basic Certification provides an overall knowledge of health and safety that applies to all workplaces. The training is available through the Safe Workplace Associations that make up Health and Safety Ontario, the Workers Health and Safety Centre, and other providers approved by the WSIB. View the complete list.
Part Two, Workplace-Specific Hazard Training focuses on significant hazards in your workplace. It covers how to assess those hazards and ways to control and/or eliminate them. Members can be trained through Health and Safety Ontario, the Workers Health and Safety Centre, or through employer in-house training. Learn more about Part Two.
Read these questions and answers ( 135.6kb, PDF) about certification for joint health and safety committee members.
The Certification Standards ( 508.6kb, PDF) document covers the current standards-based approach to certification of Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members. These standards are currently under review in consultation with worker and employer groups and other public stakeholders.
The WSIB has reviewed the results from the consultation it held on the Certification Program beginning in November 2009.
During the consultation period, which ended earlier this year, we received 80 submissions.
We value your feedback and input, and are considering a number of changes to improve the program. In the meantime, the consultation report is now available (377.7kb, PDF).
If you have questions or need to update your contact information on our Certification Database, email email@example.com, or call 1-800-663-6639 or 416-344-1016.