Joint Health & Safety Committee Training (8-hours)
In this course, students will identify and interpret occupational health and safety committee members’ responsibilities and duties, and carry them out in ways that promote workplace health and safety.
Joint Health and Safety Committee Training course was developed using the Workers Compensation Board of BC resources, At, Regulation and Guidelines. The course information has been updated by a qualified person to address new legislation and policies. It aims at helping participants to identify and interpret JHSC members’ functions and duties and to carry out their responsibilities to promote workplace health and safety. The course is ideal for joint health and safety committee members, supervisors and health and safety professionals.
All below topics are covered in the 8-hour day with an appropriate amount of time on each subject. The course consists of two 15 min breaks and 1-hour lunch. The 8-hour course meets the requirement of Regulation 3.27 for joint committee mandatory training and/or WC Act Division 4(135).
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 (section 135 of the Act and section 3.27 of the Regulation)
7. Conduct an individual needs assessment for the purposes of selecting training in accordance with section 135
8. Explain the prohibition against discriminatory action (section 150 of 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 has 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 and reach each student.
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