REA 3-Day Course (meets requirements of O.REG. 297/13 - OHS Awareness and Training)

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Member Part I Certification

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Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) Approved Certification Training Courses

Certification Training educates worker and management members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) in fundamental occupational health and safety concepts, to help JHSCs more effectively perform their legislated roles and functions. JHSCs are required in Ontario workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act where 20 or more workers are employed. The Act also requires that one worker and one management member from each JHSC be certified. The Chief Prevention Officer of the Ministry of Labour is responsible for setting standards for certification and certifying JHSC members against those standards. REA is a Chief Prevention Officer Approved Provider of JHSC Certification Training.

How Certification is Achieved

The Joint Health and Safety Committee Member Certification is a 2-step process requiring completion of Part 1 (Basic) and Part 2 (Workplace-Specific or Sector-Specific Hazard Training). Employers of participants seeking Part 2 Certification are expected to conduct a hazard assessment to determine the “significant hazards” present at their workplace and ensure that prospective certified members receive training in those hazards. Upon completion of training, participants must submit a completed copy of the Workplace-Specific Hazard Training Confirmation Form to Chief Prevention Officer for final certification. See more on REA's Part 2 Certification Course (Office Environment, Industrial Environment, Health Care Environment).

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires every Joint Health and Safety Committee to have at least one management and one non-management Certified Member. This course meets the mandated requirements set out by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). Participants seeking Certification are required to write a mandatory examination provided by the CPO.

How can I benefit from this course?

You will gain knowledge in:

  • The content and structure of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • How to work effectively as a key member of the JHSC

  • How to carry out your role as a Certified Member

  • Conducting workplace and critical accident investigations

  • Responding to work refusals

  • Advising employers on on hazard recognition, assessment, control and evaluation

  • Practising recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation of hazards using hazard management tools

  • Legislated requirements for access to health and safety information

  • How to work constructively in resolution of health and safety concerns

View Course Curriculum


Module 1 - Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Module 2 - Roles And Responsibilities Of The Workplace Parties and Worker Rights
Module 3 - The Joint Health and Safety Committee Rights, Duties and Functions
Module 4 - Hazard Recognition
Module 5 - Workplace Inspections
Module 6 - Hazard Assessment
Module 7 - Hazard Control
Module 8 - Responding to Workplace Accidents
Module 9 - Access to Occupational Health and Safety Information

Is this course for me?

This course is for current and future members of Joint Health and Safety Committees in Ontario who are interested in safety training.

Cost (See Terms & Conditions)

Public: $495.00 Plus Tax
In-House: $425.00 Plus Tax - Please contact us