Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training

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 (MOL)-developed test.

Part Two:

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 MOL and receive a wallet card as proof of your certification status.

Refresher Training

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). 

For more information on JHSC Certification Click Here.   

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

Please register for Part One and Part Two together. As per the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Part Two of JHSC Certification must be completed within six months of completing Part One.

The McMaster JHSC Certification course schedule is as follows:

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

February 26, 2019  8:30am - 4:30pm Mills Library, Connections Centre, L113
February 27, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm Mills Library, Connections Centre, L113
February 28, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm Mills Library. Connections Centre, L113

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

June 18, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm Mills Library, Connections Centre, L113
June 19, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm Mills Library, Connections Centre, L113

**The Connections Centre L113 meeting room is located on the first floor of the Mills Memorial Library.
 Walk towards the back of the first floor and turn right at the first hallway. The Connections Centre L113 is the first door on your left side.

**All sessions run from 8:30am to 4:30pm with 1 hour for lunch.

**You MUST register in Mosaic. If you are having difficulties registering visit our FAQ or please email .