Health and Safety Committee Training – Provincial

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Course Summary

Provincial Health and Safety Committee Training will assist participants in developing, implementing, and monitoring workplace health and safety programs.

Health and Safety Committees provide workers with greater protection against work-related injuries, illness and death, by identifying and bringing health and safety concerns to their employer’s attention. This course will assist participants and their employer to work together to ensure every reasonable precaution is taken to protect workers.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of the committee
  • Identify the importance of the internal responsibility system
  • Discuss the Occupational Health & Safety Act and due diligence
  • Identify the role of the health and safety committee
  • Explain the process for recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards
  • Prepare for a workplace inspection
  • Discuss the requirements for accident investigation

Target Audience

Health and safety committee members

Legislative Reference

  • British Columbia

    Workers Compensation Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492) Section 135 (1)

    Each member of a joint committee is entitled to an annual educational leave totalling 8 hours, or a longer period if prescribed by regulation, for the purposes of attending occupational health and safety training courses conducted by or with the approval of the Board.

  • Alberta

    Occupational Health And Safety Act (R.S.A. 2000, c. 0-2) Section 31 (l) (c), (d)

    establish and maintain educational programs regarding the health and safety of workers at or on the work site, and carry out those duties and functions provided for by the adopted code.

  • Saskatchewan

    Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 (R.R.S., c. O-1, r. 1) Section 46 (1, 2)

    .. an employer shall ensure that the representative receives training respecting the duties and functions of a representative. .. an employer or contractor shall ensure that the co-chairpersons of the committee receive training respecting the duties and functions of a committee.

  • Manitoba

    Workplace Safety And Health Act (R.S.M. 1987, c. W210) Section 44 (1)

    every employer, … shall allow each member of the committee, the safety and health representative, or their respective designates, to take educational leave each year for the number of hours the worker normally works during two normal working days…

  • Quebec

    Act respecting occupational health and safety (R.S.Q., c. S-2.1) Section 91

    to participate in training programmes of such content and duration as are approved by the Commission. Registration, travel and accommodation expenses are borne by the Commission, in accordance with the regulations.

  • New Brunswick

    Occupational Health And Safety Act (A.N.B. 1983, c. O-0.2), Section 14.1 (2)

    An employer shall ensure that each person who is designated to serve on a joint health and safety committee (a) has attended an educational program as prescribed by the regulations, or (b) attends an educational program prescribed by the regulations within twelve months after being designated, if the person has not attended such program.

  • Nova Scotia

    Occupational Health And Safety Act (S.N.S. 1996, c.7) Section 30 (6)

    “An employee who is a member of a committee is entitled to such time off from work as is necessary to attend meetings of the committee, to take any training prescribed by the regulations and to carry out the employee’s functions as a member of the committee, and such time off is deemed to be work time for which the employee shall be paid by the employer at the applicable rate.

  • Prince Edward Island

    Occupational Health and Safety Act (S.P.E.I. 2004, c.42) Section 25 (10)

    A worker who is a member of a committee is entitled to take the necessary time off from work to attend meetings of the committee, to take training prescribed by the regulations and to carry out the worker’s functions as a member of the committee.

  • Yukon

    Occupational Health And Safety Act (R.S.Y. 2002, c. 159) Section 14

    “The employer shall orientate joint health and safety committee co-chairs and health and safety representatives to their functions and duties within 90 days of their selection and shall permit them to participate in a training course offered or designated by the director as soon as such a course is available to them after their selection. Time spent by the employees in the orientation and the course shall be deemed to be regular working hours.”

  • Northwest Territories

    Safety Act (R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1) Section 21 (a)

    The Commission may: (a) develop and promote safety education programs…

  • Nunavut

    Safety Act (R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1) Section 21 (a)

    The Commission may: (a) develop and promote safety education programs…

Continuing Education Credits

HRPA has approved this course for CPD. Please contact us at 800.815.9980 to find out more.

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