Occupational Health and Safety Committees

Occupational Health and Safety Committees

Course Description:
This course has been developed by the Workplace, Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) to provide Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Committee members with the basic knowledge they require to fulfill their duties and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Additionally, it is designed to provide members with an awareness of the role they can play in achieving a healthy and safe workplace and how to transfer this learning back to the company and their co-workers.

Duration:
20 hours (2.5 days)

Who Should Attend:
Employers and OH&S Committee Members
Under the legislation, where 50 or more workers are employed at the workplace, all members of the OH&S Committee must be trained. Where 10 to 49 workers are employed at the workplace, the co-chairpersons of the OH&S Committee must be trained.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of “OH&S Committees” each participant will have an awareness of:

  • The definition and importance of an OH&S policy and program
  • How to develop an OH&S policy and program
  • Their legislative duties as OH&S Committee members
  • How to navigate the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Their role in due diligence, right to refuse legislation and early and safe return to work programs
  • How to establish an OH&S Committee and carry out associated duties
  • The process and importance of hazard recognition, evaluation and control
  • Their role in the accident/incident investigation process
  • The definition and detail of and their role in workplace inspections



 

 

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