Joint Occupational Health and Safety 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 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