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 1-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. This 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.