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Joint health & safety committee member training

Joint health and safety committee members, including worker and employer representatives, play an important role in workplace safety. Members' duties include identifying health and safety problems in the workplace, consulting with workers and the employer, and making recommendations around workplace health and safety.

Where to get training and education

Each member of a joint health and safety committee is entitled to eight hours of leave per year to attend occupational health and safety training courses run or approved by WorkSafeBC.

For information on WorkSafeBC-developed courses, contact local OHS training providers. Other OHS courses are acceptable, if the employer follows a reasonable process of assessing the training needs of committee members and selects appropriate training programs.