March 16: New JHSC Training Resources to Be Available


Changes to the OHS Regulation relating to JHSCs will take effect April 3, 2017, and include a requirement that new committee members who join after that date receive a total of eight hours of instruction and training within their first six months. WorkSafeBC will make new online training resources available, including an online course for worker health and safety representatives (4 hours) and a JHSC training course with an online component (2 hours) and a classroom component (6 hours). Once they’re available, employers and trainers will be able to download these free materials and customize them for their workplace or industry.