Joint Health & Safety Committee Training

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 all the fundamentals of a Joint Health and Safety Committee and to provide JHSC members the tools necessary to effectively carry out their general duties and OHS activities. Learning modules are designed in consideration of WorkSafeBC regulatory requirements for training new members and are relevant to all BC industries.

Course Length

This course is structured as a one (1) day instructor-led course using a combination of both lecture-based and practical learning components.

Self-paced, online learning option is also available. Online registration for this course is on an individual basis and is not transferable.

Target Audience

This course is designed for new and existing members of a JHSC for employers within BC.  Worker Health and Safety Representatives will also benefit from this course.


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

Course Objectives

  • The requirements to organize a joint committee
  • The duties and functions of a joint committee
  • The rules of procedure of the joint committee (terms of reference)
  • The fundamentals regarding meetings and documentation
  • The requirements around incident investigations relating to the JHSC
  • The requirements around regular workplace inspections relating to the JHSC
  • The requirements around refusal of unsafe work relating to the JHSC
  • Training requirements for new JHSC members
  • The requirements for annually evaluating the joint committee

Mandatory Training – Joint Committees

All joint committee members selected on or after April 3, 2017 must receive eight hours of training and instruction on the following topics:

  • The duties and functions of a joint committee
  • The rules of procedure of the joint committee
  • The requirements around conducting incident investigations
  • The requirements around conducting regular workplace inspections, and how to make regular inspections
  • The requirements around responding to a refusal of unsafe work
  • The requirements for annually evaluating the joint committee

These topics are included in our online and instructor led courses.

Please contact us if you are interested in the initial training for Joint Committees.

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.

Open Learning Classes

Just $99/seat during NAOSH Week.

Online Learning


We offer 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.

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Instructor-Led Training

If you would like to arrange custom instructor-led Joint Health & Safety Committee training please call us at 604.795.9595 or fill out the form below. One of our administrators will be glad to arrange an onsite instructor-led session for up to 15 people.