As of March 1, 2016, new training requirements for certification of joint health and safety committee members take effect. WSPS, the first training provider to receive Ministry of Labour approval for both Part One and Part Two certification training, is standing by to help you act on these new requirements.
Under the requirements:
Part One, Part Two and refresher training must be taken from a MOL-approved trainer, such as WSPS
Parts One and Two must be completed within 6 months of each other
Part One is a minimum of 3 days; Part Two, a minimum of 2 days
certified members must take refresher training every 3 years to maintain their status
How enhanced certification training benefits your workplace
The ministry is implementing these changes to provide a more interactive and consistent learning experience. A companion standard for training providers ensures high quality and consistent delivery of training programs by approved trainers. For example, WSPS' new certification training now includes videos, sector-specific workplace examples, as well as interactive activities that help participants transfer their learning to the workplace.
These changes offer long-term benefits for workplaces, says Lina Della Mora, WSPS' director of program and training delivery. "Informed employees who know how to identify hazards and make actionable recommendations help their workplaces become safer and more productive. The leadership they demonstrate also helps create a more inclusive and results-oriented health and safety culture."
How we can help
Starting March 1, 2016, WSPS is offering Certification Training under the new standards in classrooms throughout Ontario. We can also accommodate busy schedules with flexible onsite sessions - an ideal option for group training.
Here's a sampling of WSPS' MOL-approved classroom training available as of March 1. Registration is already open. Take advantage of special pricing if you call to register between now and May 1 for both Parts One and Two. Conditions apply. Call Customer Care for more information and to register: 1 877-494-WSPS (9777).
Certification training Part One:
Certification training Part Two: