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Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification Training (JHSC)



(JHSC) Members Objective:

Joint health and safety committee training will give managers, supervisors,members the training required to become "CERTIFIED MEMBERS" on the JHSC.

To give managers, supervisors, JHSC member’s basic and consistent training which will assist them in developing, implementing and maintaining an effective health and safety program.

What is a joint health and safety committee?

(JHSC) is a forum for bringing the internal responsibility system into practice. The committee will consist of labour and management representatives who meet on a regular basis to discuss and deal with health and safety issues. The advantage of a (JHSC) is that the in-depth practical knowledge of specific tasks such as labour is brought together with the larger overview of company policies, and procedures (management). Another significant benefit is the enhancement of a co-operative attitude among all parts of the work force toward solving health and safety related problems. In smaller companies with fewer than a specified number of employees a health and safety representative is generally required. Please consult the health and safety legislation for details.

This committee may also referred to as the Industrial Health and Safety Committee, Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee, Occupational Heath Committee, Workplace safety and health committee, or Health and Safety Committee.


OHAS Act Objective:

To teach a basic understanding of the duties, responsibilities and obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Course Outline:

  • Review the act, regulations, and indexes
  • Explain how to use and find specific sections
  • Definitions workshop
  • Duties and responsibilities;
  • A regulation workshop
  • Refusal to work workshop
  • Penalties and fines



To give participants an understanding of how an effective joint health and safety committee functions by examining the roles, responsibilities, and rights of a committee under the Occupational Health and Safety Act


Forming of a committee; when, who, how many?
  • Assistance provided by employer
  • Rights, powers and functions of a committee
  • Access to information
  • Their role in accident investigation
  • Their role in workplace inspections
  • Recommendations from the committee
  • Certified members and their role and powers
  • A bilateral/unilateral work stoppage workshop


Accident Investigation


Workplace Inspection


Recognizing Health And Safety Hazards:


To teach participants methods of recognizing health and safety hazards and tools available to assist them in this recognition.


Health vs. Safety Hazards
  • The five types of health hazards
  • Define illness, disease, and injury
  • Five risk factors in identifying hazards
  • Six steps of analyzing hazards of a job
  • Tools available to assist identifying potential hazards
  • Five methods to control hazards
  • Source path worker model of control
  • Workshops on typical hazards and what controls are available


Ergonomics Overview

Registration and Materials: In order for participants to become CERTIFIED we must use their (Health and Safety Agency) materials and all participants must complete an evaluation (test min. score 65%). The fee for the materials, registration and evaluation is $50.00 per person and we can show you how this process works and what agency to order the materials from.

Course Length: Two (2) Days

Where Do Our Trainers Train For Joint Health & Safety Committee?

Our head office is based in Grimsby, Canada, Ontario. We are proud to serve the surrounding areas of Hamilton, Burlington, Dundas, Ancaster, Oakville, Toronto, St. Catharines, Kitchener, London, Windsor, plus Buffalo (New York), Detroit (Michigan) and northern Pennsylvania.  Our USA branch office is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey conveniently serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  We offer JHSC training throughout North America.


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