*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***
Know what's expected of you in your role. And know what you have the right to expect from others. A safe and healthy workplace is everyone's responsibility.
Footwear that differs from what is worn for everyday use can put workers at an increased risk of injuries from slips, trips, and falls. Recent changes to the OHS Code clarify that employers cannot require workers to use footwear that may pose risk to their health and safety.
HSCs and HS representatives help ensure fundamental workers’ rights to know and to participate. For the HSC/HS representatives to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities outlined in the legislation, they must receive specific training on their respective roles.
This standard contains the minimum course content for approved Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representative (HS representative) training courses. It was developed to govern training agencies and facilitators in the development and delivery of approved training courses.
This manual was developed as a resource for approved training agencies and facilitators to guide them in their development and delivery of approved Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and health and safety (HS representative) training courses.