July 1: New Training Program for JHSCs to Take Effect

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A revised certification training program for JHSCs and worker health and safety representatives will take effect July 1, 2015. The new program will be shorter and has been condensed into one course for both JHSCs and representatives. The updated program content will include a practical component, reflect new legislation, introduce case studies and use new training materials. Once participants have completed the new program, they’ll have to renew their certification every three years. Those who’ve already completed the existing training program have until June 30, 2018 to re-certify and then must renew their certification every three years thereafter.