Joint Health and Safety Committees

  • Content last reviewed: March 2016

Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) and multi-workplace joint health and safety committees (MJHSCs) represent workers and employers at Ontario workplaces. An MJHSC is a single JHSC, established and maintained for more than one workplace, each of which would normally require its own JHSC.

Some members of a JHSC must receive training called 'certification' to perform their duties effectively.

Important Dates

March 1, 2016

New JHSC training standards come into effect.

April 30, 2016

JHSC members trained under the 1996 standards and not already certified must submit confirmation of their Part 2 training by this date in order to be certified.

Download the confirmation form (for 1996 standards only):

Multi-workplace JHSCs

The Ministry of Labour has launched a review of Minister’s Orders that permit multi-workplace joint health and safety committees.


Guide for JHSCs and Health and Safety Representatives:

Contact Us

If you have questions or need to update your contact information on our Certification Database, please call 1-877-202-0008.