JHSC Part 1 Certification Training

JHSC Part 1 Training Description:

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JHSC Part 1 training is the first part of the Ontario JHSC program standard. This course is the first step in becoming a certified member of your joint health and safety committee. In order to become fully certified, you also need to take Part 2 training within one year.

Our virtual safety training is delivered through videoconference with a live instructor in real-time. To participate as a learner in this safety training course, you will need a computer or laptop with a webcam. You will also need access to Zoom and Google Classroom (instructions will be provided after registration).

It takes 3 days to complete Part 1 training (training length is mandated by the Ministry of Labour). Certification is granted by the Chief Prevention Officer of the MLTSD. You will receive a certificate of completion and you will be able to access your CPO certificate online.

Pre-Requisites to JHSC Part 1 Training:

  • Computer/laptop with webcam
  • Basic computer literacy (perform web searches, check email, type into online documents)
  • No previous safety training required

Why take Virtual JHSC Part 1 Certification?

  • Mandatory in Ontario for workplaces with 20 or more workers
  • Our JHSC Part 1 program is approved by the MLTSD’s Chief Prevention Officer
  • JHSC Part 1 training is the first step in becoming a certified member
  • Create a more effective joint health and safety committee
  • Identify gaps in your current H&S program
  • Train remotely online

What will you learn?

  • How to read the Occupation Health and Safety Act
  • The role of a certified member
  • How to recognize, assess, control and evaluate workplace hazards
  • How to perform an accident investigation
  • Your responsibilities and rights as a worker
  • The rights and responsibilities of your employer and supervisors
  • Where to find additional resources after this course

How will you learn?

  • Zoom video conferencing
  • Google Classroom assignments
  • Group discussion
  • Workplace specific exercises
  • Case studies

Technical Requirements

For this course you will need a computer or laptop with a webcam. Learners who sign up for this course should have basic computer skills.


Ministry of Labour’s Guide for Health and Safety Committees


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