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Joint Health & Safety Committee Training – Part 1
February 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Why You Need It
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires certification of at least two members of a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) for organizations with 20 or more employees with one member representing workers and one member representing management.
To become a certified member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC), members must successfully complete the sector-specific Part II of the certification training within six months of completing Part I.
STS Group is approved by the Ontario Chief Prevention Officer to provide the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) training.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain the necessary knowledge and tools required to fulfill their legislated duties and support workplace parties in understanding their roles in preventing occupational injuries and illnesses as part of the internal responsibility system.
Training Topics included but not limited to the following:
- Introduction to JHSCs
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- Health and Safety Programs and Policies
- JHSC Members Powers and Rights
- Duties and Responsibilities of Workplace Parties
- Hazard Assessments – Recognition, Assessment and Controlling Hazards
- Workplace Inspections and Reporting
- Investigations Processes
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain their role as a certified member
- Explain the roles of workplace parties
- Identify health and safety legislation, and demonstrate how to access it
- Explain basic rights, responsibilities, and training requirements
- Describe the purpose, legal requirements for, and rights and duties of the JHSC and its members
- Describe how a functioning JHSC works
- Describe the basic process of recognizing, assessing, controlling, and evaluating hazards
- Explain hazard recognition and the process of workplace inspections
- Describe methods of hazard assessment, control, and evaluation
- Practice recognizing, assessing, controlling, and evaluating hazard controls
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