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Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

A Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a primary component of any employer’s Occupational Health and Safety management system. The JHSC provides its members with the fundamentals and tools to carry out their duties effectively and is a legal requirement for all BC workplaces with 20 or more employees. This course is designed for new and experienced JHSC members and alternates.


New and existing members of a JHSC for BC employers as well as Worker Health and Safety Representatives will benefit from this course. Learning modules incorporate WorkSafeBC regulatory requirements and are relevant to all BC industries. 

Course Goals

To support an organization in establishing and maintaining an effective JHSC committee.

Course Objectives
  1. Identify and communicate the importance of having a safety committee

  2. Identify roles and responsibilities of the JHSC

  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of their JHSC and provide recommendations that will maintain, improve and contribute to both a positive safety culture and safe workplace


Course Topics
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Regulatory Requirement

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Creating a Terms of Reference

  • Meetings & Minutes

  • Hazard Identification & Control

  • Workplace Inspections

  • Employer Incident Investigations

  • Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

  • Training Needs Assessment

  • Conducting an annual review

  • Workplace specific challenges

This is a 7 hour training course.


Within the CRD price is $175 per student .  Minimum class size required.  Group rates available.  Call or email us today to book this training, or check the calendar below for upcoming dates.

"Instructor is AMAZING! Kim is very enthusiastic and makes the Health & Safety course enjoyable!"

"This is the only time I've not fallen asleep in a safety course.  Kim has made dry content interesting".

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