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 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.

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

Starting at $1,100

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 Safety Advisors will be glad to arrange a custom instructor-led training session for up to 15 people.

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