JHSC Certification Part 2 - General

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Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, at least one worker member and one management member of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) are required to take a provincial Chief Prevention Office-approved two-part training program (the first certification training component must be completed before taking this course).
A JHSC Part Two Certification course must be completed within 12 months of successful completion of JHSC Part One Certification. The Part One course must be completed before taking Part Two.
Part 2 certification is designed to provide participants with the information and tools they need as JHSC members to recognize, assess and recommend controls for the hazards commonly found in their own workplaces and industry sectors. This includes understanding how to identify the relevant legislation, as well as standards, guidelines and best practices as they apply to the hazards in question.
This course provides participants with an in-depth look at workplace hazards from six main categories (safety, physical, biological, chemical, musculoskeletal, and psychosocial). By looking at scenarios, case studies, and statistics on workplace injuries, participants will be able to recognize, assess, and control the hazards that are most likely to affect them in their own lines of work.
Intended Audience: 
The course is designed for JHSC members or anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the specific hazards within various industry sectors, including food and retail services, social and public services, construction and transportation, travel and hospitality, and municipal services.
Additional Information: 

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.
NOTE: Failing to provide the proper credentials will result in a non-completion of the training program and no record of training will be issued.

Learning continuity: 

Parts 1 and 2 of training must be completed within twelve months of each other; a one-time application for extension due to extenuating circumstances is available through the MLITSD. Refresher training must be taken within three years of completion of Certification Parts 1 and 2.

OWWCO Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

The WSN JHSC Part 2 (OWWCO #14796) course is Director Approved by OWWCO and 1.4 CEUs are awarded to participants that complete the course. 

Virtual Sessions

This course is offered through instructor-led live virtual training over half-day sessions via the Zoom meeting platform. Participants will require an active broadband Internet connection (DSL or greater) and a webcam to participate.
To prepare for your upcoming sessions, please test Zoom on the computer you will be using to attend your sessions. Go to ZOOM.US/TEST to make sure this platform works for you.

Required equipment/technology:

  • A computer or laptop – use your own device to participate fully in the course
  • Zoom platform: go to ZOOM.US/TEST on the computer you will use to make sure you can participate
  • High speed wi-fi/internet connection
  • Microphone and headphones
  • A webcam (required for attending this certification course)
  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, health card)


2 days
Material(s) included with this course: 
Participant manual (hardcopy)
Equipment needed: 
Valid photo ID


4 days (4 hour sessions)
Material(s) included with this course: 
Participant manual (hardcopy)
Equipment needed: 
A computer or laptop, Zoom platform, high-speed wi-fi/internet connection, microphone and headphones, webcam (mandatory), valid photo ID.
November 08, 2022
8:00am - 4:00am
Carpenters Local 1669
1306 Capital Way
Thunder Bay, ON
November 8-9, 2022
November 22, 2022
8:00am - 4:00pm
Workplace Safety North
235 Cedar St
November 22-23, 2022
December 06, 2022
8:00am - 4:00pm
Golden Lake Community Cntre
3314 Lake Dore
Golden Lake, ON
December 6-7, 2022
December 06, 2022
8:00am - 12:00pm
Online - December 6-7-8-9, 2022 (Eastern Time)

Please select the session that you would like to register for. If that session is full, please contact training@workplacesafetynorth.ca to be added to a waiting list.