Most workplaces in Canada have a joint health and safety committee (JHSC). The JHSC is a key component of an OHS program and can really improve workplace safety. But too often, the JHSC isn’t run effectively, doesn’t understand its role or exists simply because the law requires the company to have one.
We recently asked you to describe the JHSC’s role in your OHS program and safety compliance efforts. Here’s what you had to say:
- 68% said the JHSC is one of several key players in promoting safety
- 14% described the JHSC as the driving force behind safety promotion
- 11% said the JHSC tries but is disorganized, ineffective and ignored by management
- 7% said they have a JHSC because the law requires one but it doesn’t do anything.
The OHSInsider has a JHSC Compliance Center full of resources you can use to help your JHSC be more effective. For example, it includes a special report on everything you need to know about JHSCs, a form the committee can use when making recommendations to management and a meeting template.
In addition, on Feb. 29, we’re holding a webinar on 10 common mistakes made with JHSCs. Presented by Dilys Robertson, author of JHS Committees: The Road to Excellence, the webinar will cover:
- The 10 biggest mistakes organizations and committees make that hurt JHSC performance
- How to measure committee effectiveness to substantiate its contribution
- How to get workers involved in the JHSC’s efforts and inspire enthusiastic participation
- Specific actions to correct common, recurring errors that can have a dramatic impact on performance
- Clear checklists, research, best practices and other valuable working tools for diagnosing and curing JHSC problems.
- Actual true stories from across Canada and the US of the biggest committee success stories and blunders that illustrate what to do and what NOT to do.
Pro members can attend this useful webinar for FREE. Click here for access instructions.
If you’re not a Pro member, you can still pay to attend. Click here to register.