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Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training

Joint Occupational Health & Safety (JOHS) committees are a cornerstone of effective health and safety programs. They facilitate members’ rights to participate collaboratively with the employer in reducing the toll of occupational injury, disease and violence on members. JOHS committees are legally mandated by the Workers Compensation Act and are a provision of our collective agreements. JOHS Committees have a range of duties including the ability to inspect workplaces, investigate OH&S concerns, and make recommendations to employers. In this interactive one-day course, JOHS committee representatives learn about the crucial role they play in creating and maintaining safe, healthy worksites for all members.​

Learning Outcomes 

  • Learn to navigate OH&S legislation 
  • Understand the purpose & foundation of JOHS committees 
  • Learn to identify & resolve OH&S issues 
  • Know your OH&S rights 

List of Topics

  • Hazard & risk control 
  • OH&S rights & legislation 
  • OH&S history 
  • Running an effective JOHS Committee 
  • Writing recommendation letters 
  • Options for resolution 
  • BCNU's contribution to health & safety in the province
This course is open to all stewards and BCNU's JOHS committee representatives.

Please DO NOT apply for union leave until receiving a confirmation email .

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