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JHSC Terms of Reference

This guide and attached template are designed to offer information and guidance in developing a Rules of Procedure (Terms of Reference) document for use in Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events workplaces in British Columbia. As with any template, the information must be reviewed before being used and can be changed accordingly.

The Workers Compensation Act requires employers to establish a joint health and safety committee in any workplace that regularly employs 20 or more workers (full and part-time). WorkSafeBC may also require other workplaces to establish a joint committee.


Plays a key role in overall health and safety in the workplace
Can assist the employer with reducing workplace injury and disease
Any workplace regularly employing more than 9 and less than 20 workers, requires a worker health and safety representative. Where practicable, worker health and safety representatives have the same duties and functions as a joint committee

The proper function of the JHSC can only be carried out where the representatives of the employer and workers are committed to their responsibilities

For the fillable Microsoft Word version, click here.

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Actsafe is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries.

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