JHSC Regulations by Province

 
Province

Committee Name

Legal Requirement for Committee

# of People on Committee

Composition of Committee

Mandatory Requirements for Training Provider

Alberta Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee As directed by the minister At least 3 and not more than 12 At least two employees and one employer or at least half employees No mandatory training requirements
British Columbia Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Mandatory – when there are 20 or more employees or when “required by order” Not less than 4 At least one half must be worker representatives Can become Worksafe Education Partner but not required
Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Committees Mandatory – 20 or more employees as designated by the Lt Governor At least 4 and not more than 12 At least half to represent employees Can become Worksafe Education Partner but not required
New Brunswick Joint Health and Safety Committee Mandatory – 20 or more employees As agreed upon by employees and employer Equal representation Bill 61: indicating that training for JHSC is mandatory, will be provided by WHSCC
Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Committees Discretionary – 10 or more employees At least 2 and not more than 12 At least half to represent employees Does not allow self study
Nova Scotia Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Mandatory – 20 or more employees As agreed upon by employees and employer At least half to represent employees No mandatory training requirements
Ontario Joint Health and Safety Committee Mandatory – 20 or more employees, or when ordered by Minister, or where a designated substance is in use At least 2 (fewer than 50 employees); At least 4 (50 or more employees At least half to represent employees Training must be provided by an organization approved by the WSIB. Training is called JHSC Part 1 and Part 2. Trained members of the JHSC are called ‘Certified Members’.
PEI Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Mandatory – 20 or more employees As agreed upon by employees and employer At least half to represent employees No mandatory training requirements
Quebec Health and Safety Committee Mandatory – 20 or more employees and where regulated At least 4 At least half to represent employees No mandatory training requirements
Saskatchewan Occupational Health Committees Mandatory – when 10 employees or more At least 2 and not more than 12 At least half to represent employees No mandatory training requirements
Federal* Workplace Policy Committee Mandatory – when 20 employees of more At least 2 1from employer other from workers A policy committee should have access to, and the time necessary for training

***  Federal employes are: Federal government and federal public services; many Crown corporations and agencies;  banks; railways;  highway and air transport;  ferries, tunnels, bridges and canals; telephone and telegraph systems;  pipelines;  radio and television broadcasting and cable systems;  inter-provincial shipping and shipping services;  ships, trains and aircraft;  grain elevators licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission, and certain feed mills and feed warehouses, flour mills, and grain seed cleaning plants;  Indian reserves; exploration and development of petroleum on federal land.