Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) Committees are mandated in many jurisdictions and are considered an essential element of any health and safety management system. This seminar will examine when and why a joint committee should be established, how these committees should be structured and the various tools available to develop short and long term action plans aligned with the operational environment of any organization. The seminar will also explore various methods to assess the effectiveness of jOHS Committees and communicate continuous improvement strategies.
Course at a glance
- Fully online self-paced asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Navigate legislation and identify committee requirements for various jurisdictions.
- Understand the duties and functions of a joint committee and establish terms of reference that reflect operational requirements and applicable legislation.
- Facilitate committee activities and establish systems for internal and external reporting.
- Develop the tools necessary to communicate committee activities, address worker concerns, and resolve disputes.
- Identify and prioritise committee improvement opportunities.
- Evaluate committee effectiveness and develop continuous improvement strategies.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.