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Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification (JHSC)



Program Description

Does your company have 20 or more employees? Under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), most workplaces of this size are required to have an internal health and safety representative who has been certified by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) of the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development.

This two-part micro-credential is a CPO-approved program, delivered by approved training provider 4S Consulting. Not only will successful participants receive a Certified JHSC Member certificate from the Ministry’s CPO; they will also receive a digital badge from Durham College acknowledging their completion of this micro-credential.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of a Joint Health and Safety Committee, as defined under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA).
  • Prepare a hazard management plan for an organization
  • Prepare a safety plan based on Ontario guidelines.

Career Opportunities

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Individuals working in Ontario businesses with 20+ employees who want to be a “Certified Member” on their company’s Joint Health & Safety Committee

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
HLTS 1085Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) CertificationOpen Enrollment