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JHSC Certification for Office Workplace Hazards (Part II)

Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group Course (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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Toronto, ON
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The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to provide training to at least two members of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), one representing management and one representing workers.

The first step in complying with the Part Two Certification process is for the employer to complete a workplace hazard assessment to determine "significant hazards". JHSC members who successfully complete Part One training are required to receive further training on the "significant hazards" specific to their workplace.

This course reviews the common "significant hazards" of an office workplace, in accordance with Ministry of Labour certification criteria. Office workplace hazard identification, assessment and control is the focus of this course. The legal requirements set out in the Regulations for Industrial Establishments, O. Reg. 851 that pertain to the "significant hazards" will be reviewed. Participants will also learn how to complete the process for becoming a certified member of the JHSC.

This course, designed by Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M. CRSP, a leading employment and labour lawyer and author of Canadian Health & Safety Law, focuses on:

  • Review of applicable legal requirements, including O. Reg. 851
  • Hazard identification, assessment and control of "significant hazards" specific to an office workplace
  • How to identify, assess and control the "significant hazards" in an office workplace including:
    • Slips, Trips, Falls
    • Chemical Hazards 
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Ergonomics
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Housekeeping
    • Workplace Violence and Harassment
    • Emergency Preparedness and Response

This course is developed in accordance with the training guidelines set by the Ministry of Labour.


1 day


  • December 3, 2014


  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Program
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members. 


JHSC Part One-certified members, managers, supervisors, and employees interested in learning about controlling hazards in the office workplace. 


This is an in-person course.


The cost of this seminar is $295 plus HST per registrant.


Registration is closed as this course has passed.

For more information:

Cassandra Patrick 
+1 416 943 8976