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JHSC Certification

Some members of the JHSC must receive certification training to perform the JHSC duties effectively.

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The McMaster JHSC Certification course schedule is as follows:

JHSC Certification Part One – Session Dates -You must attend all 3 days


Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:30am – 4:30pm Via Zoom
Thursday, May 25, 2023 8:30am – 4:30pm Via Zoom
Friday, May 26, 2023 8:30am – 4:30pm Via Zoom

JHSC Certification Part Two – Session Dates -You must attend both days 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 8:30am – 4:30pm Via Zoom
Thursday, October 5, 2023 8:30am – 4:30pm Via Zoom

You must be a member of a McMaster University JHSC to attend.  Costs associated with attendance are covered by the UHS department.

Registration can be done through Mosaic. Please register for Part One and Part Two together.   As per the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD), Part Two of JHSC Certification must be completed within six months of completing Part One.

Part One is the first step in training JHSC members, providing them with a well-rounded understanding of health and safety fundamentals they can apply to their own workplace.

This includes health and safety and the law, and how to recognize and control hazards. Members also learn about their roles and responsibilities, for example, in identifying hazards and making recommendations and in inspecting the workplace and investigating accidents.

Part One training concludes with a Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Deveopment (MLITSD)-developed test.

Part Two builds on what you’ve learned in Part One and is the final step to becoming a certified member of a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). This is where you will learn how to identify and control significant hazards specific to your workplace/sector, and develop health and safety action plans to address those hazards.

After finishing Part Two, you will submit a training confirmation form to the MLITSD and receive a wallet card as proof of your certification status.

In order to maintain your certification, you must take an approved Refresher Training program every three years (i.e. within three years of completing Part Two Training or your last Refresher Training).