October 1, 2015 - MOL Announces New Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Standard: On October 1st, the Ministry of Labour announced the new JHSC standard that will affect many workplaces in Ontario with more than 20 employees. The 1996 Certification Standards remain in effect until February 29, 2016 and the new standard begins on March 1, 2016.
The minimum hours for the new training standard are:
Part One training - three days (or 19.5 hours), used to be 2 days
Part Two training - two days (or 13 hours), used to be minimum 1.5 days
Refresher training - one day (or 6.5 hours), this is a new requirement
Part 1 and Part 2 training must be taken within 6 months of each other.