Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Joint Health and Safety Committee

OHS Essentials course for workplace health and safety basics

The Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) course is recommended for new members of a JHSC, new Worker Representatives, or existing members looking to refresh their knowledge about the JHSC.

A Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a critical component of any employer’s occupational health and safety management system. It is a legal requirement for all BC workplaces with 20 or more employees. The JHSC course will provide students with the fundamentals and tools to carry out their duties effectively. In an 8-hour format (on its own or in combination with other safety training courses or conference sessions), it meets the regulatory requirements for annual training.

The JHSC course is available in multiple formats:

  • 8-hours in person (scroll to see upcoming Instructor-led Sessions, or book a private session at the bottom of this page)
  • 8 hours of virtual training in four 2-hour sessions (See Instructor-led Sessions below)
  • As part of an 8-hour online training bundle that combines 3 courses for JHSC members to meet the regulatory requirement for annual training (covering JHSC, Workplace Inspections, and Incident Investigations).
  • Also available separately as a 4-hour standalone online training course that can be combined with other training for those looking to complete their annual JHSC training.

PRINCE GEORGE: In addition to the class dates shown below, we are offering this 8-hour Instructor-led class in Prince George on May 7 for Safety and Health Week. Details here.

Goals and Objectives

To support an organization in establishing an effective JHSC committee by:

  • Identifying and communicating the importance of having a safety committee
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities of the JHSC
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of their JHSC and provide recommendations that will maintain, improve and contribute to both a positive safety culture and safe workplace
  • History of the JHSC in Canada
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Introduction to RACI
  • Terms of Reference
  • Meetings and minutes
  • Hazard ID and Control
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Incident Investigation
  • Understanding the right to Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
  • Training needs assessment
  • JHSC management cycle

This course is designed for:

  • New and existing JHSC members, chairs, and co-chairs
  • JHSC alternates

* Course materials are relevant to all BC industries


Your training costs may be eligible for partial reimbursement through the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Find out here.

Eligible toward the requirements for Joint Health and Safety Committee training for new members or annual training in British Columbia; may be eligible in other jurisdictions as well.

Instructor-Led Training

Register for virtual or classroom Joint Health and Safety Committee training online through our Learning Centre.

Start Date
Wed, Jul 3rd @ 2:00 pm
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Wed, Jul 3rd @ 9:00 am
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Register for online Joint Health and Safety Committee eLearning training online through our Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet with internet access.

Estimated Time to Complete: (3-course bundle for JHSC) 8 hrs

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