Joint Health & Safety Committee Training
WorkSafeBC Compliance Training
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WorkSafeBC requires all worksites in British Columbia with 20 or more employees to have a Joint Health & Safety Committee.
This 8 hour course is designed to introduce all of the fundamentals of a Joint Health and Safety Committee and to provide JHSC members with the tools necessary to effectively carry out their general duties and health and safety activities.
As of April 3, 2017, all new Joint Committee members must receive 8 hours of training on the following topics:
- the Worker’s Compensation Act
- the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
- the duties and functions of a joint committee
- the rules of procedure for a joint health and safety committee
- how joint health and safety committees generally operate
- the requirements around conducting incident investigations
- the requirements around conducting regular workplace inspections,and how to make regular inspections
- the requirements around responding to a refusal of unsafe work
- the requirements for annually evaluating the joint committee
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or equivalent is recommended.
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