Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and Worker Representative

A key component of a workplace health and safety program that prevents injury is the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. 

A Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee is required in workplaces where there are 20 or more employees. Small workplaces with more than nine but less than 20 employees must have a worker health and safety representative.

The information in this section will support your Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees or  Worker Representatives to fulfill their legal obligations in the workplace.

Resources

SafeCare BC

New employee general health and safety orientation checklist

The general health and safety orientation provides general information related to the organization’s overall occupational health and safety program. 

New employee health and safety orientation checklist (clinical and direct care)

This template provides employers and supervisors with an overview of occupational health and safety topics to be considered for inclusion when providing caregiver-specific health and safety training and should be used with the general health and safety orientation.

Training

Occupational Health and Safety Committee: Part I

This foundational occupational health and safety course will introduce new committee members to workplace health and safety principles. 

This course also serves as a great back-to-basics course for those safety committee members who desire refresher training.

Occupational Health and Safety Committee: Part I meets the (Provincial OHSR 3.27) mandatory minimum training requirements effective April 2017 for new joint committee members.

Running Effective JOHS Committee Meetings

If you’re a member of a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, this online self-paced course will provide you with systematic and practical guidance to ensure that your committee gets the most out of your health and safety meetings while following occupational health and safety legislation in British Columbia.

From quorums to adjournment, this course is filled with practical advice, best practices, templates, and tools to help your committee prepare and run meetings systematically.

This is a self-pace, online course which take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Book an occupational health and safety refresher presentation

SafeCare BC is currently offering an occupational health and safety refresher presentation. This free 30-minute presentation is offered in-person or virtually and can be integrated into your health and safety committee meeting. It’s filled with practical advice on sector-specific safety topics and includes an opportunity to ask site-specific safety questions to one of our health and safety consultants. 

Fill out the form below to schedule a presentation or for more information on the OHS Refresher presentation.

Get in touch with us!

Do you have questions about your health and safety program, training, or resources to help your JOHS Committee?  We are here to help!  Please complete one of the forms below and we’ll get back to you within two business days.  

Book a JOHSC refresher

Talk to us about training for your JOHSC

Have another question? We’re happy to help! Contact us at info@safecarebc.ca.