Joint Health and Safety Committee Training

Joint Health and Safety Committee training (JHSC training)

A CPO-approved training provider delivers Joint Health and Safety training (JHSC training).

CLICK HERE to book our JHSC part 1 eLearning bundle

A JHSC at a workplace is devoted to improving the health and safety conditions within a workplace. 

They achieve this by:

  • Conducting monthly inspections
  • Leading investigations 
  • Holding meetings with key stakeholders 

This is done all with the aim of identifying potential hazards and pointing them out before they become a bigger issue. The committee is an advisory body meaning that they make recommendations to their employer about potential hazards and offer guidance to the best of their ability. This committee is composed of worker members as well as managerial members. This joint initiative ensures that everything possible is done to mitigate risk of injury or illness that may arise from workplace health & safety hazards. 

Which workplaces need Joint Health and Safety Committee Training?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) in Ontario has made it a requirement to have qualified Joint Health & Safety Committee personnel in companies with 20 or more employees. These personnel are trusted with the responsibilities of assessing possible hazards, ensuring that the workplace is operating in accordance with occupational health and safety law, coming up with a workplace safety plan, and much more. These individuals are not solely responsible for the health and safety program but are seen as the driving force to ensure a safe and secure work environment for all. The following table lays out the number of JHSC members required by law based on the size of a company. This table was derived from the Ontario government website seen here

A table showing how many JHSC members your organization needs depending on the size of your company

For more information regarding the specific laws around having a joint health and safety committee, please refer to OH&S Act s.9 “Joint health & safety committee”

Any company with 20 or more employees requires by law a Joint Health & Safety Committee

Ministry of Labour certified

The Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) of the Ministry of Labour (MOL) has approved 4S Consulting as the first training provider to deliver Joint Health and Safety Committee training completely online! 

This course has met the requirements under O. Reg. 128/04 as Director Approved Continuing Education.

Your health and safety during these times is paramount to us, which is why we have stopped our in-person sessions and transitioned completely online. We offer the Joint Health and Safety Committee training program through two convenient online delivery methods shown below in order to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.


Fully independent learning through online modules that can be accessed and completed anywhere at anytime! Currently only available for Part 1.

Virtual Training

Instructor-led online classes delivered through zoom by our experienced trainer at set times with up to 25 other students.

For more information on the differences between e-learning and virtual training,, refer to our article here. 

Course outline

Part 1

Course time: 

15 hrs (e-learning) or 3 days (virtual training)

  • The importance of Occupational Health & Safety legislation 
  • The rights and responsibilities of a JHSC 
  • The different types of hazards and how to control them 
  • How to conduct a hazard assessment 
  • How to report workplace injuries
  • How to conduct a workplace investigation

Part 2

Course time: 

2 days (virtual training)

  • Review of the key concepts from Part 1 including recognition, assessment, and control of hazards
  • Evaluation of hazard controls 
  • Application of concepts listed above to at least six of their most common workplace hazards 
  • Creation of a draft action plan and recommendations for their employer
  • Create a workplace safety plan as per the Ontario guidelines to help you pass your next Ministry inspection!


Course time: 

1 day workshop style (virtual training)

  • This workshop style class is required once every 3 years for certified members to renew their certification
  • Review of the key concepts from Part 1 and Part 2 of JHSC training
  • Describe changes to legislation, standards, and codes of practice
  • Learn from other experienced JHSC members about potential health & safety challenges and possible solutions
The JHSC Certification training at 4S was excellent (e-learning/virtual learning blended course). The course was informative, well structured, and the instructor, Lou Raggiunti, did a wonderful job, being able to facilitate the class with humour and encouragement. I feel that taking this class has added value to my position as a H&S professional, and leaves me much better prepared to serve as an effective JHSC member to my fellow workers.
Satisfied customer testimonial
Lisa Young
Net Electric Ltd.

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We can be reached by phone at 905-532-1488 or email at training@4sconsult.com


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