Joint Health & Safety Committee

The Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is a vital component of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in many workplaces. It comprises representatives from both management and workers, collaborating to identify, assess, and address health and safety concerns in the workplace. The committee’s primary role is to promote and maintain a safe work environment by conducting workplace inspections, investigating incidents or hazards, making recommendations for improvements, and participating in the development and review of health and safety policies. JHSCs play a crucial role in facilitating communication between workers and management regarding OHS matters, fostering a culture of safety, and ensuring compliance with OHS regulations to safeguard the well-being of all employees.

Brief Your JHSC on What Safety Culture Is & Why You Need It

The JHSC plays a key role in promoting a positive […]

Rejection of JHSC Recommendation Notice

Here’s a template you can adapt to reject a JHSC […]

Responding to JHSC Recommendations – Know The Laws of Your Province

Here’s a look at the requirements under each jurisdiction’s OHS laws for employers as to responding to JHSC recommendations.

Joint Health & Safety Committee Participation in Hazard Assessment?

Hazard identification and assessment must be carried out in consultation […]

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OHS Workplace Postings Requirements Compliance Game Plan

Have you properly posted all of the health and safety information your province requires?

The OHS Insider 14th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard: Using Recent Cases to Assess Your OHS Program

WHAT’S AT STAKE While preventing OHS violations and injury remains the paramount objective, showing [...]

The Insider’s 11th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard, Part 2: 12 Lessons from Recent Due Diligence Cases

Part 1 of the Insider’s 11th annual Due Diligence Scorecard included 14 safety prosecutions decided [...]

The Insider’s 10th Annual Due Diligence Scorecard, Part 2: 20 Lessons from Recent Due Diligence Cases

Part 1 of the Insider’s 10th annual Due Diligence Scorecard included 21 safety prosecutions decided [...]

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: How to Establish an Effective Threat Assessment Team

The OHS laws require employers to protect workers from safety hazards of which they’re aware. And [...]

Brief Your JHSC on the Heat Stress Death of Joseph Jolley

Help your JHSC recognize the urgency of managing heat stress hazards.

Brief Your JHSC on What Safety Culture Is & Why You Need It

The JHSC plays a key role in promoting a positive workplace safety culture. Could this have [...]

ISO 9001 – Lessons from the Trenches

Date: September 7, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM PDT Speaker: Daniel Clark, Clark Health and Safety [...]

Enforcement Trends – Special Report

Educate your supervisors on how being too lenient hurts the company. Workers who disobey safety [...]

Rejection of JHSC Recommendation Notice

Here’s a template you can adapt to reject a JHSC recommendation that you consider [...]

Minimizing Liability Risks When Rejecting Unrealistic JHSC Recommendations – Compliance Game Plan

Rejecting, or even worse, ignoring JHSC recommendations is a liability risk. In addition to being [...]

The Top 10 OHS Compliance Cases of 2022 (So Far) & Their Impact on You

The court cases most likely to directly affect your OHS program and policies. Key OHS cases from [...]

Serious OHS Investigations

DATE: June 29, 2022 TIME: 9:00AM-10:30AM PT SPEAKER: Andrew Wood, Harris & Company LLP   [...]

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