Joint Safety Committee

Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

A Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is composed of worker and management representatives and is a primary component of any employer’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system. This co-operative involvement ensures that everything possible is done to identify, eliminate or mitigate workplace health and safety hazards.

A JHSC has been a legal requirement for all BC workplaces with 20 or more regularly employed workers and must be given the necessary training to permit them to efficiently and effectively carry out their assigned duties. For smaller companies, a Worker Health and Safety Representative would be appointed in place of a JHSC.

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce an example of a Joint Health and Safety Committee program and to provide all employee levels the tools necessary to develop and implement an OHS program at their workplace.

Course Length
The Joint Health & Safety Committee training course is structured as a one (1) day course but can be modified to meet content and duration requirements. The online version is structured as a three hour course.

Online Joint Health & Safety Committee training and Instructor-led classroom formats are available.

Target Audience
Joint Health & Safety Committee training is designed for employees, managers, supervisors of small to large employers within BC’s manufacturing industry.

Previous health and safety education and/or experience is an asset but not required.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal roles and responsibilities of a JHSC
  • Identify the requirements to be on and create a JHSC
  • Complete the basic activities required by a JHSC
  • Have an understanding of the advanced activities for a JHSC

Course Topics
Legislation, Selection & Organization, Duties and Functions, JHSC Meetings, Orientation, Training and Education, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Measuring Success

Assessment and Completion
Upon successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.