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Changes for joint health and safety committees

Published on: April 02, 2017

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to joint health and safety committees take effect today, April 3, 2017.

These changes include:

  • Amendments to the mandatory minimum training requirements for health and safety committee members and worker health and safety representatives
  • Mandatory annual evaluation of joint committee effectiveness
  • Clarification of what participation by employer and worker representatives in employer incident investigations involves

The joint health and safety committees page contains all the information you need to learn about and comply with these changes. On it, you will find links to:

New resources will be available on worksafebc.com later in April, including:

  • A joint health and safety committee evaluation tool and accompanying guide
  • An online course for worker health and safety representatives (4 hours)
  • A joint committee training course with an online component (2 hours), and a classroom component that could be conducted in-person, or remotely by webinar (6 hours)