||Canadian occupational health and safety legislation is based on Internal Responsibility System (IRS), where everyone in the workplace legally has direct responsibility for health and safety as an essential part of his or her job. The employer must establish a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee in the workplace as a forum to bring an effective IRS into practice. The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee will be made up of worker and employer representatives, who assist the employer to function an effective IRS in the workplace.
Focusing on occupational health and safety legislation for all Canadian jurisdictions, this course is designed for Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee members to provide guidance to fulfill their duties and responsibilities as committee members. This course will provide reference for all applicable legislative act, regulation and code of all provinces as well as the rights, duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a committee member. This course will enhance the knowledge for committee members to effectively participate in committee meetings, workplace inspections, recommendations, accident investigations, consultations, trainings, interacting with health and safety officers and handling orders. This course guides the employer in organizing the committee and to obtain the necessary output from committee.