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Health & Safety Certification 1 - BC


1 Day

Joint Health & Safety Committee Training, It's the Law Part One WorkSafeBC

Provincial employers in BC are responsible for providing instruction and training to the Joint Health and Safety Committee under Section 135 of the Workers Compensation Act.  Unifor has developed this one-day course to meet the standard and the three important changes to the WCB Regulation that became effective April 1, 2017.  This introductory Occupational Health & Safety course will introduce new committee members to the basic principles of workplace health and safety.  The course examines the role of the occupational health and safety committee, its functions, legislative requirements, right to refuse unsafe work, conduct of meetings, writing recommendations, planning educational leave, workplace investigations and evaluation of joint committees.

New Joint Health & Safety Committee members MUST receive the instruction and training required under Section 3.27 of the OHSR.  These regulatory requirements for JHSC's apply to all provincial industries and workplaces in BC.

Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223