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JHSC Certification Part 1 and 2- Chief Prevention Officer Approved (CPO)

JHSC Certification Training Overview

OHSC Inc. Received CPO Approval for New JHSC Certification Training Solutions

New Ministry of Labour 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.  Occupational Health and Safety Consultants Inc(OHSC Inc)has been approved by the CPO to provide Part One and Part Two JHSC Certification Training under the new standards.

Certification is a two-step process.

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 MOL developed test.

You can be certain that with all our Part One options, you receive thorough training and a solid grounding in health and safety that prepares you for the Part One test, and sets the stage for Part Two.

Part Two can begin as soon as you finish Part One. You can even register for both courses at the same time – you don’t have to wait for your Part One test results from the MOL. In fact, we’ve found when taking both parts close together, information stays fresh and learning is even more effective.

Not sure if your workplace needs to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee with Certified Members? No problem. Visit our Certification Training Overview page and learn about the requirements and the added value OHSC Inc. offers.

Choose your training option.

Part One is available in several options, making training easier and more accessible.

         Public Classroom – with locations across Ontario, you receive interactive, instructor-led training that encourages learning and networking.

         On-Site Classroom – our instructors come to your workplace – any shift, 24-7– making this an ideal option for group training.

The minimum requirement for JHSC Certification Part One training is three days (or 19.5 hours). All participants must meet the minimum training requirement to successfully complete the program. If portions of the program are missed, the participant will not be able to write the final evaluation and will be required to retake the training.

Delivery method

This course is delivered in a public classroom and/or can also be delivered in an on-site location.

Please contact our office at admin@ohsconsultants.ca  or av@ohsconsultants.ca  
Telephone: (519) 758-0819 or (519) 758-0146
Toll Free: 1-866-440-4713 Fax: (519) 758-5332 for more information about availability and on-site pricing.

WHMIS and TDG Training Platform
Accident / Incident Investigation

Course Length – 6 Hours

This program is designed to provide you with a basic approach to understanding why accidents and injuries occur, risk factors, scene management, reporting and accident investigation. Participants will learn how to choose the best corrective actions and apply the proper investigative techniques to avoid expensive & harmful impacts of accidents.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Legal Expectations
  • Definitions
  • Costs of an accident
  • Why Accidents Happen
  • Importance of an Investigation
  • Accident Scene Procedure
  • Root Cause
  • Report Writing
  • Due Diligence

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Act ss. 8(14), 9(31)

8(14)Where a person is killed or critically injured at a workplace from any cause, the health and safety representative may, subject to subsection 51(2), inspect the place where the accident occurred and any machine, device or thing, and shall report his or her findings in writing to a Director.

9(31) The members of a committee who represent workers shall designate one or more such members to investigate cases where a worker is killed or critically injured at a workplace from any cause and one of those members may, subject to subsection 51 (2), inspect the place where the accident occurred and any machine, device or thing, and shall report his or her findings to a Director and to the committee.

Aerial Lift Certification

Course Length – 4 Hours

This program will provide participants with a general understanding of the safe and efficient operation of “Power Operated Mobile Work Platforms.” Participants will be able to identify specific health and safety hazards associated with operating an aerial lift”

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Lifting device & mobile equipment definitions.
  • Operating unsafe equipment or perform unsafe acts.
  • Pre-shift equipment inspection and work area survey requirements.
  • Review site specific Hazards, and controls for safe operation of a lift.
  • Review safety decals, load capabilities, and specific equipment requirements.
  • Fifteen key elements for safe operation of a “Power Elevated Mobile Aerial Work Platform.”

Legislative Reference:

Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s. 147.1
Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 51(2)

Blood-borne Pathogens Training

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

This workshop will teach participants ways to recognize, control and deal effectively with Blood-borne Pathogens in the workplace.

This training will assist in fulfilling management’s obligations to ensure workers are trained and are competent to deal with Blood-borne Pathogens. Help limit and prevent occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials in the workplace that could result in transmission of blood-borne pathogens causing disease or death.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to reduce that risk of accidental exposures which result from the lack of knowledge of proper procedures and policies for Blood-borne Pathogens.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Legislation and OSHA Standard
  • Epidemiology and symptoms of Blood-borne diseases
  • Modes of transmission
  • Recognizing tasks that may involve exposure
  • Universal Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Exposure Controls and Post-exposure response
  • Employer’s responsibilities

Who should attend?

  • Student health services nurses
  • Nursing faculty
  • Security
  • Athletic trainers
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance/grounds
  • Industrial workers
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance Attendant

Legislative Reference

Occupational Health and Safety act s. 25. 2(d)
Ont. Reg. 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)
Ont. Reg. 851 Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130
Ont. Reg. 833 Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents s 3. (1)

Confined Space Training

Course Length – 4 Hours

Working in confined spaces is an everyday occurrence in many occupations. When these spaces are properly identified and assessed, entry plans are in place and the plans are followed, work performed within a confined space can be completed safely and efficiently.

Our Confined Space program will provide participants with the information needed to understand the potential hazards of working in these spaces and the elements necessary to control those hazards prior to entry. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Legislation (New Ontario Regulation for confined space 632/05)
  • Permit required Confined Space
  • General Requirements
  • Hazards of a Confined Space
  • Control of Confined Space Hazards
  • Respiratory Protection (SCBA)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ventilation and Air Monitoring

Legislative Reference:

Ont. Reg. 632/05 Confined Spaces
Ont. Reg. 67/93 Health Care and Residential Facilities s. 43.6 (1)
Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s.119.7 (1)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s. 221.7 (1)

Due Diligence Seminar

Course Length – 6 Hours (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Due diligence in the workplace means exercising care and taking precautions with workers health and safety. It means identifying and minimizing health and safety risks to workers through pro-active measures. Employers must demonstrate that they understand and comply with the duties set out in the Occupational Health and Safety legislation. If an employer cannot do so, it can never establish due diligence as a defense.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • IRS (INTERNAL RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM)
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW
    • Updates, Roles & Responsibilities, JHSC, &Work Refusal etc.
  • PROVING DUE DILIGENCE
  • BILL C-45
  • NEW TICKETING POWERS OF MOL INSPECTORS
  • FINES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Ace ss. 25 (2)(c), 25 (2) (j)
25. (2)(c) when appointing a supervisor, appoint a competent person;(j) Prepare and review at least annually a written occupational health and safety policy and develop and maintain a program to implement that policy.

Working at Heights (Fall Arrest)

Course Length – 4 Hours

This Fall Protection safety training course provides participants with the knowledge to know when to wear protective equipment and how to use it. This course will assist employees in properly hooking up a safety harness, when to use it, connecting to anchor points, the physics involved, as well as the responsibilities of the employer, supervisor and worker.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Familiarize Employers, Supervisors and Workers of their responsibility under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations.Persons in charge of Health and Safety at the workplace
  • Identify when Fall Arrest Equipment is required and what type.
  • When to use, when not to use after inspection.
  • Who should be trained from supervisors to workers.
  • What is Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Inspection, Care and Maintenance.

Legislative Reference:

Ont. Reg. 67/93 Health Care and Residential Facilities s. 10 (1)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s. 21 (3), 26.2 (1)
Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 79

Fit Testing and Respiratory Awareness

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

OHSC’s Fit Testing program provides those with the knowledge and techniques necessary to successfully conduct qualitative and quantitative respirator fit testing.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Hazard Identification
  • Types of Respirators
  • Respirator selection
  • Fitting Limitations
  • Face Seal Checking
    • Negative Face Seal Check
    • Positive Face Seal Check
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Record Keeping
  • Care and Maintenance
Forklift – Safe Operation of a Lift Truck

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Our Safe Operation of a Lift Truck Program has been used widely in the area and is noted to be entertaining as well as accurate and comprehensive. This course is designed and delivered by Certified Safety Professionals to comply with the Ministry of Labours Guidelines and CSA Standard B335-94, as well as incorporate the International Truck Associations Recommended Practices. The (2) part course covers (A) the theory of operation as well as (B) the onsite skills evaluation.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • MOL Guidelines and CSA Standard B335-94 and current amendments
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Theory of operation and stability
  • Pre-operation inspection
  • Principals of material handling equipment
  • Safe Handling of Propane Cylinders
  • Batteries
  • Performing evaluations

Legislative Reference:

51.(2) A lifting device shall be operated,
(a) only by
(i) a competent person; or
(ii) a worker being instructed who is accompanied by a competent person
Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 51(2)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects 96. (1)

Health & Safety Representative Training (BILL 160)

Course Duration – 1 Day (8:30am – 4:30pm)

If you regularly employ 6 to 19 employees in your organization you are required to appoint a Health & Safety Representative. Bill 160 requires that they receive formal health and safety training.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Internal Responsibility System (IRS)
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee Review
    • Function
    • Purpose
  • Work Refusals
  • Bi-Lateral Work Stoppage
  • New Ticketing Powers of the Inspectors
  • Bill- C45
  • Workplace Inspections
    • Review
  • Accident Investigations
    • Steps/procedure in conducting investigation
    • Review
  • Types of Hazard
  • Factors that contribute to a hazard
  • Recognizing, Assessing, and Controlling Hazards (RAC)
Ladder Safety

Course Length – 4 Hours (8:30am – 12:30pm)

Ladders are an important and versatile piece of equipment commonly seen around most jobsites. Ladders come in many different varieties such as straight ladders, extension ladders, fixed ladders, frame ladders, job-built ladders, and step ladders. Although a ladder seems simple enough to use, unsafe ladder practices can lead to serious injuries.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Types of ladders and their uses
  • Ladder selection
  • Ladder inspection
  • Ladder car, storage, and maintenance
  • Ladder placement
  • Guidelines for safe ladder use
Machine Guarding

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Machine Guarding Training is one day session presented by the Safety Specialist and covers topics related to working safely with and around hazardous mechanical equipment. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations requires that machine guarding be provided and maintained in a manner sufficient to protect machine operators and other persons present in machine areas from hazards associated with the operation of machines. The purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Purpose of machine guarding and the common hazards associated with machine guarding
  • Rules and regulations for safeguarding and the advantages of different types of safeguards
    • Legislative Requirements
    • CSA Standards
  • Understand safety considerations, potential hazards including machine guarding maintenance and training
  • Recognizing/Assessing/Controlling Machine Guarding Hazards (RAC)
  • What is a Hazard?
  • Types of Hazards relating to machine guarding
  • Factors Contributing to Hazards
  • Types of hazardous machine operations, “motions” and “actions”
    • Motions include but are not limited to rotating, in-running nip points, reciprocating and transversing.
    • Actions include but are not limited to cutting, punching, shearing and bending.
  • Types of machine guarding
    • Fixed
    • Interlocked
    • Adjustable
    • Self-adjusting
Manual Material Handling

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Every workplace includes tasks that involve manual material handling, such as lifting, lowering, carrying, pulling, pushing, holding or restraining. When the work exceeds a worker’s physical capabilities, however, serious injuries can result.

In this course you will learn how to prevent manual material handling injuries at your workplace by developing the skills needed to identify and control risk factors associated with Manual Material Handling work.

This course includes case studies with discussion summaries and other examples to illustrate the concepts, as well as practical tools such as sample forms and checklists.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Importance of manual material handling safety
  • Risk factors
  • Injury prevention
  • Lifting techniques and exercise to prevent back injuries
  • Mechanical aids, pushing, pulling and shoveling
  • Specific load types, jobs and tasks
Overhead Crane & Rigging Training

Course Length – 4 Hours

Overhead crane training / hoists sling operator certification safety course is taught by our professional staff of trainers and consultants. They will teach your employees the basics of safe crane /sling operation and pre-shift inspections, so as to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing the risk of product damage, property damage, and accidents.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Types of Overhead Cranes at your facility
  • Component Terminology
  • Mechanical / Electrical / Braking
  • Operator Responsibilities
  • Crane Inspection and Pre-Operation Inspection
  • Hoisting Procedures
  • Load
  • Jogging / Plugging / Skewing
  • Hoisting & Rigging Procedures
  • Inspection, Care and Maintenance

Legislative Reference:

Regulation 851, Industrial Establishments 51(2) A lifting device shall be operated,
(a) only by a
(i) a competent person, or
(ii) a worker being instructed who is accompanied by a competent person

Propane Handling

Course Length – 4 Hours (8:30am – 12:30pm)

This course will provide participants a general understanding of the safe and efficient handling of propane gas tanks. Participants will be able to identify specific health & safety hazards associated with changing propane tanks on Industrial Forklifts, and propane space heaters. The course will also certify participants in the safe handling of Propane gas.

Theory Content:

Review, explain and discuss the Energy Act, & specifically “B149.2″ propane segment
Review hazards associated with handling propane.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Properties of Propane
  • Key Safety Procedures
  • Using Propane – Hazards associated
  • Propane Forklift & Special Application Cylinder Handling
  • Propane dispensing
  • LP Cylinder Storage
  • Safety Training
Supervisory Training – (Regulation 297/13)

Course Length – 1 Day (8:30am – 4:30pm)

The Occupational Health & Safety Act defines supervisors as a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. More and more supervisors across Canada are being prosecuted for breaking provincial health & safety laws. The law states that employers are to appoint “a competent person.”

Some topics covered include:

  • Safety Philosophy
  • Ticketing powers of the MOL
  • Work refusals
  • IRS (Internal Responsibility System)
  • Recognizing, Assessing and Controlling Hazards (RAC)
  • Work Refusals Procedure
  • Hazard Identification
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Accident Investigations

Legislative Reference:

25.(2)(c) of the Occupational health & Safety Act refers to a competent person as someone who:
– Is qualified, because of knowledge, training and experience to organize the work and its
performance
– Is familiar with the Act and the regulations that apply to the work
– Knows of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace.

Train the Trainer (TTT)

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Having completed this train the trainer training course, participants will be able to:

  • Promote learner participation and involvement by using effective questioning techniques in a training session
  • Evaluate personal training strengths and areas to work on
  • Define the factors that promote learning
  • Apply the concepts of NLP and Accelerated Learning in training
  • Understand the difference between training and presenting information
  • Use recognized success measures to assess effective learning
  • Define effective feedback
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Employers have a legal obligation to provide TDG training to workers. If their facility ships or receives
regulated dangerous goods (including the return of “empty” containers with hazardous residues). Under
the Federal and Provincial TDG Act and Regulations, regulated dangerous goods include materials such
as propane, oxygen, or acetylene cylinders; flammable solvents; corrosive materials; and many others.
WHMIS training is not adequate. A TDG certificate of training must be issued to, and carried by affected
workers.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Current and relevant legislation concerning TDG
  • Responsibilities of Shippers, Carriers, Receivers of dangerous goods
  • Classification of dangerous goods
  • Enforcement
  • Packaging
  • Labeling and placarding requirements
  • Preparation of shipping documentation (including waste manifest)
  • Definitions and reporting requirements for dangerous occurrences

Legislative Reference:

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Part 6.1 (1)(a)
6.1(1)A person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods must
(a) be adequately trained and hold a training certificate in accordance with this Part

Worker Awareness Training – (Regulation 297/13)

Course Length – ½ Day (8:30am – 12:30pm)

The Occupational Health & Safety Act defines supervisors as a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. More and more supervisors across Canada are being prosecuted for breaking provincial health & safety laws. The law states that employers are to appoint “a competent person.”

Topics covered include:

  • Safety Statistics
  • IRS (Internal Responsibility System)
  • Work Refusals Procedure
  • Concept of Bill C-45
  • Hazard Reporting Procedure
  • Overview of Workplace Inspections
  • Accident/Incident Procedures
  • Concept of Acute/Chronic/Latency
  • WHMIS

Legislative Reference:

A new regulation will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under
Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). S.25.2 (a)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015)

Course Length – 4 Hours

Our WHMIS four (4) hour program will provide your employees with an understanding of the fundamental requirements of WHMIS legislation, as well as, provide useful comprehension of the hazards, classifications and the health effects of such hazards.

The relevant legislation concerning WHMIS is detailed below:

OHSA; Section 42 (1) states:

In addition to providing information and instruction to a worker required by clause 25 (2) (a), an employer shall ensure that a worker exposed or likely to be exposed to a hazardous material or to a hazardous physical agent receives, and that the worker participates in, such instruction and training as may be prescribed.

OHSA; Section 42 (3) continues:

An employer shall review, in consultation with the committee or health and safety representative, if any, for the workplace, the training and instruction provided to a worker’s familiarity therewith at least annually.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • The 4 Main Components of WHMIS
  • Classification & Hazard Recognition
  • General Safety Precautions/ Responsibilities & Exemptions
  • The Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Supplier & Workplace Labels
  • Hazard Control Program
  • Workshop Quiz

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Act s. 42 (3)
Ont. Reg. 851 Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130
Ont. Reg. 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)

Workplace Safety Inspection Training

Course Length – 6 Hours

According to Ontario’s Health & Safety Act employers, supervisors and workers must be aware of hazards and dangers to workers in the workplace. Workers have the “Right to Know” about the hazards of the work they are doing. These hazards often cause injury to personnel, damage to equipment and product as well as reduce the efficiency of the operation. Our Safety Inspection training provides workers, supervisors and managers with the knowledge and tools to meet their required safety inspection requirements.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Legislation regarding inspections
  • Hazards/Types of Hazards
  • Preparing for an inspection
  • Documentation of inspections
  • Contributing Factors to Hazards
  • How frequent should inspections be done?

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Act: ss. 8(9), 9(29)
Inspections
8(9)The constructor, employer and workers shall provide a health and safety representative with such information and assistance as the member may require for the purpose of carrying out an inspection of the workplace.
9(29)The constructor, employer and the workers shall provide a member designated under subsection (23) with such information and assistance as the member may require for the purpose of carrying out an inspection of the workplace.

Workplace Violence & Harassment Seminar (Bill 168)

Course Length – 4 Hours

Workplace violence is a pervasive and deadly phenomenon that could strike anywhere and at any time. Your first line of defense is awareness of the subject. This course provides employees with an overview of workplace violence, the sources of workplace violence, warning signs and possible triggering incidents for workplace violence, what employees can do and how to protect themselves and their fellow employees and how to deal with threats and violence.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • WHAT IS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE?
  • SOURCES OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
  • WARNING SIGNS & INDICATORS
  • WHAT CAN EMPLOYEES DO?
  • REPORTING
  • DEALING WITH THREATS AND VIOLENCE

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Act ss. 32.0.5(2)(a), 32.0.7(a)

32.0.5 (2)

An employer shall provide a worker with,

(a)

information and instruction that is appropriate for the worker on the contents of the policy and program with respect to workplace violence;

32.0.7

An employer shall provide a worker with,

(a)

information and instruction that is appropriate for the worker on the contents of the policy and program with respect to workplace harassment.

Training and program development.
Director Liability
Our judicial system and social culture has completely changed views on the responsibilities and liabilities in light of worker accidents and management responsibility. The Globe and Mail reports that 85 percent of Canadians would like to see corporate executives held accountable for workplace accidents. Supervisors are now sentenced to weeks in jail for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The governing legislation is based on the Internal Responsibility System (IRS). This leaves the responsibility for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace on the person having “direct responsibility”. Workers, Supervisors and Management have responsibilities that must be adhered to at all times. We can help you limit your liability and ensure the protection of your workers by identifying, evaluating and controlling your hazards in a pro-active manner.We can assist you by conducting legislative compliance audits, developing action plans for improvement and assisting you in the development and monitoring of specific control programs.This will ensure you stay in compliance with your legislative and corporate health and safety responsibilities.