PO Box 3301
                Fort Nelson, BC  V0C 1R0
Phone:      250-500-2348

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees

A joint occupational health and safety committee (JOHSC) is a forum for bringing the internal responsibility system into practice. The committee consists of labour and management representatives who meet on a regular basis to deal with health and safety issues. The advantage of a joint committee is that the in-depth practical knowledge of specific tasks (labour) is brought together with the larger overview of company policies, and procedures (management). Another significant benefit is the enhancement of cooperation among all parts of the work force toward solving health and safety problems. In smaller companies with fewer than a specified number of employees, a health and safety representative is generally required. Consult health and safety legislation applicable to your workplace for details.

Program Length:  8 hours

All joint committee members selected on or after April 3, 2017 must receive eight hours of training and instruction on the following topics:

•             The duties and functions of a joint committee.

•             The rules of procedure of the joint committee.

•             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.

Maximum Class Size:  20

Course Materials:

  • Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals Participant Workbook

  • Course Completion Certificate

Program Cost:  $325