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Section B: Training Program

  • Issued: October 2015
  • Content last reviewed: July 2017

Part One, Part Two and Refresher Training Programs Materials

  1. Lesson Plan
    1. Clearly describe learning outcomes and training content
    2. Lesson plans with detailed step-by-step instructions to guide the instructor through the lessons, including what materials will be used to deliver the topic, the instructional methods, the learning activities, timing, and equipment needed, if any
  2. Instructor Manual
    1. Clearly describe:
      • Instructional activities
      • Instructional methods
      • Lesson planning
  3. Presentation Materials
    1. Include at a minimum:
      • Presentation materials with speaker notes, such as PowerPoint slides
      • Audio-visual resources
  4. Participant Manual and Associated Hand-outs
    1. Clearly describe learning objectives, agenda, training content and evaluation/testing
    2. Clearly indicate the date and version of the materials
    3. Include at least:

Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training program materials submitted for approval must meet the following requirements as outlined in the Section 3.5 of the JHSC Certification Training Provider Standard:

  • Legible materials of good reproducible quality
  • Available in sufficient quantity (including all learning materials, equipment and learning aids)
  • Free of bias, including but not limited to gender
  • Free of defamatory statements, including but not limited to products and equipment
  • Compliant with copyright rules
  • Appropriate for targeted learner language and literacy levels
  • Compliant with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its regulations, as applicable

Part One eLearning Training Program (If Applicable)

eLearning is only permissible for up to 6.5 hours of Part One training. eLearning combined with face-to-face learning is referred to as blended learning. Distance learning techniques include training via a live video link. Please refer to the eLearning Guidelines for more information.

If you are delivering eLearning components for Part One Training, you will need to submit the eLearning materials in addition to the training program materials. Please refer to the JHSC Certification Training Program Standard to see which learning outcomes have been permitted to be delivered via eLearning.

Please select the eLearning option in the application and the relevant eLearning section will automatically populate in the form.

eLearning Program Materials

Training providers wishing to include eLearning as part of their Part One JHSC Certification training program application must submit the following program materials to demonstrate that their training program meets the criteria outlined in the eLearning Guidelines.

  1. Detailed Design Document
    • Outlines the course elements – where the course outcomes are being achieved and how, similar to a lesson plan. Must include how the e-course will blend with the instructor-led training sections.
  2. Storyboard
    • Describes the text, visual and audio elements, as well as the interactions and branching scenarios (where the learner is going next) of every screen in the eLearning course. Some designers add learning outcomes to this section as well.
  3. eLearning Course
    • Demonstrates learning outcomes identified in the training program standard
  4. Participant Manual and/or Associated Handouts (if applicable)
    • Contains a more detailed version of the presentation materials. It follows the presentation materials sequentially (it disturbs learners if it is not synchronized with presentation materials). This is not simply a print version of the presentation materials.
    • Typically a participant manual will contain
      • Topics discussed during the course
      • Activities associated with the program, e.g. quizzes, case studies, group discussion questions, reflection questions
      • Extra space to write notes based on the course
      • References to documents or websites associated with the topics discussed during the session where a learner can go to find more information

Part Two: Hazard Modules (If Applicable)

If you are applying for a Part Two program please note that you only need to submit one hazard for assessment. This is important when filling out Section B: Training Program – 2: Training Program Learning Outcomes of the Training Provider Application, as you are only required to describe and reference one hazard per learning outcome. You should still demonstrate that you will teach six hazards in other training program materials, including the lesson plan and the agenda.

Part Two applications will be assessed based the application of RACE (recognize, assess, control, and evaluate) methodology.

Upon receiving CPO-approval for a JHSC Part Two Program, CPO-approved training providers have the flexibility to offer Part Two programs with any six hazards of their choosing. For example, training providers may choose to offer a variety of Part Two programs targeted to different audiences such as office, manufacturing, general, mining, etc. Training providers do not need to re-submit new hazard modules for approval. Employers should select six hazards that are relevant to their workplace in collaboration with their JHSC.

Organization of Program Materials

A training provider can submit one JHSC certification training program (Part One, Part Two or Refresher) or any combination of the three programs on the application by selecting the appropriate boxes in Section A: Training Provider – 1. Applicant Information.

It is important to properly label your training program materials. This will minimize any delays or potential confusion during the assessment of the program.

The following labelling convention for your program materials is recommended:

Label your program materials with numbering and titling of documents that align with requirements in the application:

  1. Lesson Plan_(TITLE)
  2. Instructor Manual_(TITLE)
  3. Presentation Materials_(TITLE)
  4. Participant Manual and Associated Handouts_(TITLE)

If there are multiple documents in various formats, use the following naming convention so that the order of the documents will align numerically with required program materials:

  1. Lesson Plan_(TITLE).pdf
  2. Lesson Plan_(TITLE).doc
  3. Lesson Plan_(TITLE).doc

When referencing document titles and page numbers in the application, use the full name of the saved document for easy identification by the ministry assessor.

The following organizational structure for program materials is recommended; especially if your application contains more than one program:

  • Create separate folders for Part One, Part Two and/or Refresher
  • Bundle the materials required for each program and save them in the applicable Part One, Part Two and/or Refresher folder
  • Label program materials, as recommended, with numbering and titling that aligns with requirements in the application

Program Design

All JHSC certification training programs that are submitted for approval must meet the following program design criteria as outlined in section 5 of the JHSC Certification Training Program Standard, which must be demonstrated in the training program materials submitted with your application:

Compliance with adult learning principles:

  • Ensure learners know why they need to learn specific content, its relevance to them and their workplace
  • Relate learning to learners’ own experience in situations that simulate actual workplace scenarios
  • Challenge learners using a variety of activities that allow opportunity for participation, feedback and interaction
  • Recognize limits of attention spans and the various ways that adults learn
  • Use realistic activities and tools to support transfer of learning to the workplace
  • Ensure literacy level is appropriate for the learners
  • Ensure content is accurate, current and all legal and technical information is referenced and verified
  • Use a variety of teaching aids such as audio-visuals, equipment, safety devices and measuring/monitoring equipment
  • Follow principles of instructional writing and good graphic design in learner materials
  • Include a high degree of interaction between learners and instructors, and ensure active participation in the training through activities such as case studies, role plays, group work, assignments, discussion groups (including electronic formats) and presentations

Training Program Learning Outcomes

Training providers will be required to provide a short description of how their training programs meet each of the learning outcomes and sub-bullets detailed in Section 8 of the JHSC Program Standard. This section must be completed for each training program for which they are applying for CPO approval (Part One, Part Two and/or Refresher). Along with the short description, providers must detail specifically where and in which of the program materials provided, each learning outcome (i.e. 8.1.1) and sub-bullets (i.e. 8.1.3.cii) is met. Please be specific and indicate page numbers in each document, where the assessors can locate the delivery of each learning outcome and sub-bullet.

Learning Evaluation Methods and Final Assessment

As with the section above, training providers will be required to give a short description of how their training programs meet Section 9 of the JHSC Program Standard for each training program submitted for approval. Note that training providers are encouraged to describe both formative and summative evaluation methods throughout their training programs. Providers are not required to detail in which document the evaluation methods are delivered.

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