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

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

Virtual Classroom Training

This is an 8-hour class presented in an online format. See available dates below.

Online Learning

Register for Joint Health and Safety Committee 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.

Training Bundle

Choose the JHSC Training Bundle for more than 8 hours of combined Joint Health & Safety Committee essentials online training, including:

  • Joint Health and Safety
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Incident Investigation

Interested in Joint Health and Safety Committee training?

If you would like to learn more about this training please contact us at 604.795.9595 or fill out our form.

A representative from the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC will be in touch to arrange training for you.