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Paid Training | In-Person Seminar

Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification - Part 1

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to establish a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) at a workplace with 20 or more workers, or at a workplace that has a designated substance. The Act also requires that at least 2 members of the JHSC be certified in health and safety. This Chief Prevention Officer approved JHSC Certification Part 1 training course is the first step in becoming a certified member. The course provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become certified members by covering topics including:

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:

  • Occupational health and safety roles and responsibilities 
  • The internal and external responsibility systems
  • Functions and powers of the JHSC
  • Work refusals and work stoppages
  • Hazard recognition, assessment, control and evaluation (RACE); and 
  • How to make effective recommendations to the employer

Fasken is a Chief Prevention Officer approved provider of Basic Certification Training and this course is developed in accordance with the training program guidelines set by the CPO.


Members of the JHSC requiring certification, managers, supervisors, and employees wanting to learn about OHS legal duties, accident prevention and the role of the JHSC.


3 days (as per Ministry of Labour requirements)

Upcoming Dates

Courses are postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates.

  • February 18-20, 2020
  • April 6-8, 2020
  • May 27-29, 2020
  • September 8-10, 2020
  • November 2-4, 2020
  • December 7-9, 2020

For more information regarding Part 2 of the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification, please click here for dates and course details.

Please note: as of May 1, 2020, participants who has completed Part 1 will now have up to 12 months to complete their Part 2 certification. For applicants who has completed Part 1 training within the 6 months prior to May 1, 2020, they now have an additional 6 months to complete their Part 2 certification.


This three day course costs $495 + HST per registrant.

To register, please contact Nick Fan, Marketing Events Specialist at