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4. Training and Other Requirements to become a Certified Member

Clause 7.6(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) gives the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) the authority to establish training and other requirements that a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) member must fulfil to become certified.

Section 7.1 of the OHSA provides the CPO the authority to establish standards for training programs required under the OHSA and its regulations, and to approve training programs that meet those standards.

There are several steps that must be fulfilled to become a certified member. The process to become a certified member and maintain certification status is outlined in the Training and Other Requirements document established by the CPO and included in Appendix [B].

The Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) is advised when a member has successfully completed Part One and Part Two training. The CPO will then review the training received and may grant the member certification status. CPO established training and other requirements are set out in Appendix [B] for Part One, Part Two, and Refresher training.

Section 22.3 of the OHSA provides that the Minister of Labour shall appoint a CPO to establish requirements for certification of persons for the purposes of the OHSA and to certify persons under section 7.6 who meet those requirements.

Section 7.6 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) gives the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) the authority to establish training and other requirements that a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) member must fulfil to become certified, and the authority to certify a committee member who fulfils those requirements.

On October 1, 2015, along with the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training Program Standard and the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training Provider Standard the CPO established the training and other requirements a committee member must fulfill in order to become a certified member as of March 1, 2016. (see Appendix [B]).

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