JHSC HSC WORKPLACE JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE TRAINING BC ALBERTA MANITOBA QUEBEC NEW BRUNSWICK NOVA SCOTIA
In Canada, when an employer reaches a certain number of employees the occupational health and safety legislation for each province requires the establishment of a functioning Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) in the workplace. Failure to not have a properly functioning and trained Joint Health and Safety Committee in your workplace can result in fines, penalties, sanctions or stop work orders from provincial health and safety officers.
A JHSC Committee is an advisory group, within a business, made up of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in their workplace. This advisory group is known as members of the OHS committee and these members meet at a minimum of once a month (in some cases every 3 months) to identify hazards in the workplace, discuss issues and concerns regarding OHS in the workplace, conduct incident investigations, conduct workplace inspections, make recommendations to the employer and follow up on safety issues which may arise. The occupational health and safety regulations for each province across Canada, require for all workplaces who reach a certain number of employees, including for high or moderate risk workplaces, to have a functioning Joint Health and Safety Committee established. OHS Regulations across Canada also require that all members receive adequate level of training. It is strongly recommended to re-certify your JHSC members every 2 years to ensure proper re-training due diligence. View Requirements on JHSC's HERE.
Some of the duties of a joint health and safety committee are to:
How often do meetings need to be held?
What powers to JHSC members have?
The WCA Act throughout Canada sets out certain functions and powers that apply to the committee as a whole, and specific duties and powers that apply to worker members. The committee’s key functions are to:
Currently OHS Safety Manuals Canada offers approved Online JHSC Joint Health and Safety Committee training across BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Click on the link below to view each course.
Online JHSC Joint Health and Safety Committee Training BC
Workplace Online HSC Health and Safety Committee Training Alberta
Online JHSC Health and Safety Committee Training Quebec
Workplace Online JHSC Joint Health and Safety Committee Training Manitoba
Online HSC Joint Health and Safety Committee Training Nova Scotia
Online JHSC Joint Health and Safety Committee Training New Brunswick