New MOL Training Standards Impact JHSC Certification

MOL Approved WSPS Training JHSC CertificationWSPS Received MOL Approval for New JHSC Certification Training Solutions

New Ministry of Labour (MOL) training standards for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification training took effect on March 1, 2016 and Ontario companies with 20 or more employees are impacted.

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) has been approved by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) to provide Part One and Part Two JHSC Certification Training under the new standards. And now, we are approved to provide JHSC Certification Refresher Training, too.

 

Fast Facts

  • If you were granted certification status under the old standards you do not require re-certification. Your certification status does not expire and you are considered certified for life. In addition, your certification is portable across workplaces or sectors.
  • If you were granted certification status under the new standards, you will require refresher training every 3 years to maintain your certification status. As above, your certification is portable across workplaces or sectors.

Under the new standards:

  • Part One, Part Two & Refresher must be taken from a MOL approved trainer.
  • Part One and Part Two must be completed within 6 months of each other
  • Refresher Training must be taken every 3 years to maintain certification status,
  • Part One is a minimum of 3 days & Part Two is a minimum of 2 days. Refresher training is 1 day (6.5 hours).

Why these changes are being made

The Ministry of Labour is revising the standards to strengthen the common, consistent, foundational training requirements and to ensure high quality and consistent delivery of approved JHSC certification training programs.

However, Certification Refresher Training is not only for those certified under the new standards. Anyone certified under the old standards, or those who have not completed Part Two within 6 months of completing Part One may take the refresher training or Part One again, prior to taking Part Two.

WSPS offers Certification Training - Part One, Part Two and Refresher - under the new standards in classrooms throughout Ontario and can accommodate busy schedules with flexible onsite sessions - any shift, including weeknights and weekends - an ideal option for group training.

To discuss your training options, contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services at 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) ext. 0.

If you have concerns regarding the requirements of the new standards, contact the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008.

Consulting Services

WSPS Safety Group

WSPS Safety Group

WSPS is the largest Safety Group provider and one of the longest running sponsors in the province. With our extensive experience and proven track record, by working with us and other member firms participating firms can achieve better results, and qualify for WSIB rebates.

Training

Certification Part One - Agriculture (3 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part One - Agriculture (3 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in the Agriculture industry. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$495.00

Certification Part One - All Sectors (3 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part One - All Sectors (3 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in any industry. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$495.00

Certification Part One - Manufacturing (3 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part One - Manufacturing (3 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in the Manufacturing industry. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$495.00

Certification Part One - Offices (3 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part One - Offices (3 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in office environments. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$495.00

Certification Part One - Service Sector (3 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part One - Service Sector (3 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in the Service Sector. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$495.00

Certification Part Two - Agriculture (2 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part Two - Agriculture (2 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in the Agriculture industry. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$405.00

Certification Part Two - Manufacturing (2 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part Two - Manufacturing (2 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in the Manufacturing industry. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$405.00

Certification Part Two - Offices (2 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part Two - Offices (2 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in office environments. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$405.00

Certification Part Two - Service Sector (2 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part Two - Service Sector (2 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in the Service Sector. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$405.00

Certification Part Two - Warehousing & Distribution (2 days) - NEW Standard

Certification Part Two - Warehousing & Distribution (2 days) - NEW Standard

NEW! Certification Part Two training for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) members in warehousing & distribution workplaces. Based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard.

View Details 
$405.00

Certification Refresher for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Members - All Sectors (1 day)

Certification Refresher for Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Members - All Sectors (1 day)

NEW! MOL APPROVED! Certification Refresher Training for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Members - All sectors. Developed according to the new MOL training standard.

View Details 
$249.00

Articles

Register now for WSPS' new MOL-approved JHSC certification training

Register now for WSPS' new MOL-approved JHSC certification training

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.

Feb 10, 2016
New certification training requirements: 4 need-to-know changes

New certification training requirements: 4 need-to-know changes

Ontario's Ministry of Labour has just announced new certification training requirements for joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members that come into effect March 1, 2016. If your business has 20 or more employees, keep reading.

Oct 07, 2015
How a JHSC or H&S rep can make a small business owner's life easier

How a JHSC or H&S rep can make a small business owner's life easier

Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) and worker health and safety representatives may be an untapped human resource for small business owners and managers.

Oct 09, 2014
Just released: MOL's new certification training standards. What you need to know

Just released: MOL's new certification training standards. What you need to know

Ontario's Ministry of Labour has released two new certification training standards expected to take effect in early 2015. The standards build on existing certification training requirements, and aim to ensure consistent, high-quality training delivered by qualified instructors who meet specific delivery requirements.

May 12, 2014
Certification training: If changes were announced this month, would you know what to expect?

Certification training: If changes were announced this month, would you know what to expect?

Changes to the current certification program have been discussed and reviewed for over three years. Results of these long anticipated changes are expected to be announced very soon. They are expected to help workplaces improve their injury prevention efforts by strengthening committee effectiveness and engagement.
Oct 18, 2012

Videos

JHSC Certification Training Part Two: Sneak Peek

JHSC Certification Training Part Two: Sneak Peek

You've completed Certification Part One training and passed the test. Now what? Hear about what's next in Part Two training.

To learn more about certification training part two, visit Certification Part Two - Manufacturing (2 days).

Jan 15, 2015
New Certification Training Standard

New Certification Training Standard

Last year, the Ministry of Labour proposed a new training standard that's expected to come into effect later this year. If you are a business in Ontario with 20 or more employees, it will likely affect your workplace. Hear from Lina Della Mora from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services about what's changing under the new standard and what it may mean for your business.

Mar 18, 2015
The Role of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)

The Role of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)

Hear about the important role you play as a Joint Health & Safety Committee Member.

Visit Joint Health and Safety Committee, Certification Training Overview to learn more.

Jan 15, 2015