British Columbia

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee | Virtual / In Person

In this course students will learn about key legislation, the functions and duties of the worker representatives and joint committee, and receive an introduction to inspection and investigation responsibilities.

The Joint Health and Safety Committee training course was developed using WorkSafeBC resources including the Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Policies, and Guidelines. A qualified person has updated the course information to address new legislation. It aims at helping participants to identify and interpret JHSC members’ functions and duties, how to fulfill their responsibilities, and promotion of workplace health and safety.

The course is ideal for joint health and safety committee members, supervisors, and health and safety professionals.

All topics listed below are covered in the eight-hour day with an appropriate amount of time on each subject. The eight-hour course meets the requirement of the Workers Compensation Act annual entitlement training and Regulation 3.27 for joint committee mandatory training.

  1. Explain the purposes of the Act, Regulation, and OHS Guidelines
  2. Summarize the duties and functions of the joint committee
  3. Explain the role of the joint committee in accident investigations
  4. Explain the role of the joint committee with regular inspections
  5. Understand the work refusal process
  6. Summarize educational requirements for joint committee members under the Act and Regulation
  7. Conduct an individual needs assessment for the purposes of selecting training in accordance with the Act.
  8. Explain the prohibition against discriminatory action under the Act
  9. Identify when an employer is required to consult with the joint committee
  10. Differentiate between the roles of the committee co-chairs and joint committee members
  11. Explain the purpose of a joint committee's Terms of Reference (or Rules of Procedure)
  12. Apply the policies and procedures outlined in the joint committee's Terms of Reference
  13. List the traits of an effective joint committee and explain the purpose of conducting an evaluation of the joint committee's effectiveness.

Each topic includes theory, group work, and a practical component. The class is high energy and interactive to keep students engaged. All learning styles are used in the class to relate to and reach each student.

The course will be delivered at CLAC’s Langley Member Centre with the option for those who are out of town to join via Zoom. Those who are attending via Zoom must have access to a computer or laptop with a webcam and audio.

Duration: 8 hours

Member Cost: Contact CLAC Training for details

Non-Member/Public Cost: $250.00

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