Joint Health and Safety Committee

OHS Essentials course for workplace health and safety basics

The Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) course is an ideal introductory course 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.

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
  • Worker Health and Safety Representatives

* 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.

Virtual Training

Register for virtual Joint Health and Safety Committee training online through our Learning Centre. Virtual training is delivered live by an instructor online with the video conferencing system Zoom.
Instructional Time: 8 hours.
Price: $125 per person.

There are currently no sessions available for booking.


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: 4 hours.

Instructor-Led Classroom Training

We are not currently offering any Open Training sessions for this course.

Looking to schedule a private training session for your company?

We can accomodate private training sessions for companies looking for Joint Health and Safety Committee training for their entire team. Fill out this form below and someone from our team will work with you to schedule a date and format that meets your needs.
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