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JHSC for the General Workforce Webinar

Date of webinar: March 10th 

Time of Webinar: 10:00 am PST


This 60-minute webinar provides workers within the arts and entertainment industry a high-level overview of a Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC), how it works, the composition of a JHSC, how a worker interacts with their JHSC, and who to report a safety concern to.

The Workers Compensation Act requires employers to establish a JHSC in any workplace that employs 20 or more workers. 

  • JHSC have a key role in overall workplace health and safety. 
  • Role and scope of a JHSC (promote overall safety at the workplace by identifying health and safety problems and recommending solutions through meetings, workplace inspections, investigations, and work refusal process)
  • Employer obligation (provide equipment, premises and clerical personnel to carry out duties and functions) 
  • Who to go to for a safety concern (i.e., Supervisor) 

At the end of this webinar session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the role and scope of a JHSC. 
  • Define when, who and how a JHSC is created. 
  • Define the purpose of a JHSC and where to find the minutes. 
  • Determine who to go to with a safety concern. 
  • Identify how and when the worker interacts with the JHSC.
  • Effective April 2, 2017, WSBC mandates that all JHSC members have a minimum 8-hours of training. 
  • Actsafe also offers an 8-hour Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals course for the arts and entertainment industry. 

Please note:

The webinar will have closed captioning available, and the recording will be sent to all who register once it has been edited.

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Actsafe Safety Association would like to acknowledge and honour that our workplace and classrooms are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Qayqayt, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), and Stz’uminus peoples.


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