All firms with 20 or more employees require a JHSC comprised of members who are certified through Ministry of Labour-approved training. This mandatory course, the first of two parts, provides participants with an understanding of how to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards and how to evaluate hazard controls once they are in place.
The following topics are examined in detail:
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- The skills necessary for effective communication in the workplace
- How to function effectively as JHSC members and how to promote the operation of a JHSC in the workplace
- The rights, duties and responsibilities of a certified member
- Recognizing, assessing, and controlling health and safety hazards, and evaluating hazard controls
- How to conduct an effective incident investigation
- How to prepare and conduct workplace inspections and how to report on the inspections to the JHSC
- Health and safety policies and programs: legal requirements and how to implement them
- The impact of workplace hazards on the body
- Health and safety research and resources: where to find them and how to assess the information
Participants must satisfactorily complete a written test in order to qualify for certification through the Ministry of Labor.
Material(s) included with this course
Occupational Health and Safety Act and accompanying Regulations text (Green Book)