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WorkSafeBC Joint Health & Safety Training
October 1, 2020
Joint committee member & worker health and safety representative training
Joint committee members and worker health and safety representatives play an important role in workplace safety. Education and training are key to fulfilling this role.
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
Learning materials, including a 2-hour online component, are available to address these training requirements.
Mandatory training can also be delivered by the employer or external training providers. To find training near you, contact the health and safety association (HSA) for your industry, or local OHS training providers
Please email me Jacquie@printforward.org or call 604-542-0902 for any questions.