OHS Committee, WHS Representative and Designate – Level 1

Course Description:
Employers, workers and occupational health and safety committees, worker health and safety representatives, workplace health and safety designates (committees, representatives and designates) all play an important role in developing a strong workplace health and safety culture.

At times, situations may arise in the workplace that committees, representatives and designates may not know how to address. Committees, representatives and designates are not expected to be experts in all aspects of OHS. This course is intended to provide general knowledge, resources and tools to help fulfill your role.

Prerequisites: None

8 hours (1 day)

Who Should Attend:
Employers, OHS Committee Members, WHS Representatives, and Designates
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.

Purpose of Training:
The purpose of the Level 1 OHS Committee, WHS Representative and Designate Certification Training is to provide committees, representatives, and designates with the knowledge needed to fulfill their duties and responsibilities under the OHS Act and Regulations by:
• Monitoring OHS in the workplace.
• Taking a proactive role and being proactive champions of health safety in the workplace.
• Working with employers and workers to develop and sustain a health and safety culture in the workplace.
• Promoting health and safety awareness in the workplace.

Learning Modules:
1. Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
2. Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control
3. Workplace Inspections
4. Incident Investigations

Recertification: 3 Years