Joint Health & Safety Committee Training
Joint health & safety committees (JHSC) play a significant role by bringing together employer and worker representatives to collaborate on, identify, and help resolve health & safety issues in the workplace.
Successful completion of this course meets the minimum 8-hour training requirement for new committee members and worker health & safety representatives, as per the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Section 3.27).
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Employer and worker representatives or “committee members” are required to participate in 8 hours of mandatory training and instruction that teaches the them how to effectively carry out their duties and responsibilities as JHSC members. Topics covered in this training include:
- The duties and functions of a joint health & safety committee
- How to conduct regular workplace inspections
- How to participate in incident investigations
- Your role in addressing refusals of unsafe work
- Steps in evaluating the effectiveness of your joint health and safety committee
WHO IT’S FOR
This course is primarily designed for new joint health & safety committee members, both employer and worker representatives. Existing committee members or worker health & safety representatives who are looking for a refresher on their responsibilities and duties may also benefit from taking this course.
This certification does not expire and is non-transferable. Existing committee members who are already trained, are encouraged to partake in annual educational leave as each committee member and worker health & safety representative is entitled to 8 hours of leave per year to attend occupational health and safety training courses. For more information on annual educational leave, read Workers Compensation Act Part 2, Division 5 Section 41.
Technical Requirements: this course requires a high-speed internet connection (minimum 25Mbps) and a modern, standards-compliant web browser to view animations and HD video (Google Chrome is recommended).