The JHSC certification training standard is changing in 2015. With 20 or more employees you are required to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee(JHSC). JHSC members who achieve full certification before the new standard is implemented remain certified for life. Members who become certified after the new standard is implemented, will require refresher training every 3 years. PSHSA are offering training in Part One and Part Two JHSC certification onsite at your place of business or at PSHSA training facilities.
Find a consultant in your area to book an onsite session:
What information formats and delivery methods work best for you? Take the Institute for Work and Health Survey
We want to know what formats and delivery methods work best for you to receive relevant Health and Safety information. The Institute for Work & Health (IWH), on behalf of the health and safety system partners in Ontario, is conducting a survey that asks about your preferences for receiving the occupational health and safety, disability management and/or workers' compensation information you need.
If you need to take the survey in another format (e.g. over the phone), please contact Cindy Moser at IWH at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.927.2027, ext. 2183.
Personal Support Workers Survey
In an effort to advance the healthcare health and safety of community Personal Support Worker's we would value your contribution to the Ministry of Labour funded PSW Health and Safety matters Survey Project.
2015 OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together Conference
May 27-29 | Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
Health-care professionals, board members, managers, care co-ordinators, service providers, policy makers, researchers and community partners will enjoy a dynamic OACCAC conference program filled with informative educational sessions on home and community care and the broader health-care system, thought-provoking keynote presentations, and the opportunity to network.
PSHSA and the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada Partnership
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada in partnership with PSHSA have developed radiation safety awareness training for the healthcare, long term care and emergency responders' work environments. This web-based series contains several educational products that combine video and interactive e-learning that PSHSA developed and produced. Healthcare and long term care workers and first responders can learn more about managing their potential risk of exposure by taking the free online training:
What is GHS? WHMIS 1988 + GHS = WHMIS 2015: Prepare for the Changes Caused by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
What does this mean? GHS is an internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information through labels and safety data sheets. The implementation of GHS will mean that all workplaces will have consistent hazard information. The intent of GHS is to help facilitate trade by eliminating multiple classification systems as well as enhance protection of human health by using standard messaging.
The Centre of Research Expertise on Occupational Disease (CREOD) has developed a Skin Health Tool Box in response to the request of front line health and safety system consultants and workplace representatives. Development of the Tool Box has been collaborative with multiple HSAs and includes a suite of prevention posters and fact sheets.
As well PSHSA built a Work Related Contact Dermatitis eLearning module:
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) works with Ontario's public and broader public sector workers and employers, providing occupational health and safety training, resources and consulting to reduce workplace risks and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.