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Health & Safety Committee / Representative Training

Course Length: Full Day

Prerequisite: Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) free 2-hour online e-Course for health and safety committee and/or representatives. 

*Proof of the e-Course completion must be submitted with your registration. The registration page has information about submitting a copy of your course completion certificate. Participants who have not submitted proof of the prerequisite online course will not be accepted into the CCSA course. 

RE-ISSUE certificate here

Please note that time allotted for lunch is 30 minutes.  Please bring your own lunch/snacks as these sessions are NOT catered. 


Cost: 

MEMBER $75.00/participant
NON-MEMBER  $125.00/participant + travel expenses as required

 

Course Description

Health and Safety Committees and/or HS Representatives are critical to safe and healthy workplaces. Learn about the mandatory requirements for health and safety committees and/or health and safety representatives in this classroom-based course. Additionally, health and safety committee members and/or HS representatives will learn how their participation contributes to a positive and effective committee and, in turn, how the health and safety committee and/or representatives works with the employer and all workers to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all persons in the workplace.

Purpose

HSCs and/or HS representatives form an important part of the internal responsibility system and help ensure that work site parties are aware of their roles and responsibilities in the workplace. They also promote awareness and interest in health and safety. 

An HSC is a group of worker and employer representatives working together to identify and solve health and safety concerns at the work site.

A health and safety representative (HS representative) works with the employer to identify and solve health and safety concerns at the work site.

Topics Covered

  • What is a health and safety committee and/or HS representative?
  • What are the duties and functions?
  • How are health and safety committees and/or HS representatives selected?
  • Are health and safety committee members and/or HS representatives entitled to training?
  • How often should health and safety committees meet and how to ensure meetings are effective?
  • What is a health and safety committee Terms of Reference?
  • What is the role of health and safety committees and/or HS representatives regarding hazard assessment and control?
  • What is the role of health and safety committees and/or HS representatives regarding inspection of the work site and incident investigations?
  • What is the role of health and safety committees and/or HS representatives regarding work refusals?

Exercises

Participants receive classroom-based facilitation on the establishment of effective health and safety committees and/or health and safety representatives. Tools required for implementation are provided.


NOTE: If you are unable to attend the scheduled dates and/or require in-house training please complete the training request form.
 

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Edmonton (held at CCSA Office | 110, 6325 Gateway Blvd | EDMONTON, Alberta)

Date Tickets
Sep 12, 2019 SOLD OUT
Oct 2, 2019 SOLD OUT
Nov 6, 2019 SOLD OUT
Dec 3, 2019


Calgary (different locations in Calgary.  Addresses are on ticket when registering)

Date Tickets
Sep 26, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Dec 10, 2019


E-blast sent Feb 11, 2019: Important info re: required HSC training


This message is to provide clarification as to who is REQUIRED to take the health and safety committee/representative training according to Alberta OHS legislation.

According to legislation, health and safety committee co-chairs or health and safety representatives MUST take Part 1) 2-hour CCOHS HSC online training and Part 2) approved agency (CCSA) HSC classroom training. All other committee members can apply to their employers for training respecting their duties and responsibilities as committee members, given that they apply within a reasonable time frame. It is the recommendation of both CCSA and Alberta OHS that ALL committee members be provided with safety training that relates to their position as health and safety committee members.

Co-chairs and representatives must be provided with 16 hours or the number of hours the worker normally works during 2 shifts - whichever is greater - of training. The mandatory 2-hour online and 8-hour classroom based training (=10 hours) is 



E-blast sent Feb 11, 2019: Important info re: required HSC training


This message is to provide clarification as to who is REQUIRED to take the health and safety committee/representative training according to Alberta OHS legislation.

According to legislation, health and safety committee co-chairs or health and safety representatives MUST take Part 1) 2-hour CCOHS HSC online training and Part 2) approved agency (CCSA) HSC classroom training. All other committee members can apply to their employers for training respecting their duties and responsibilities as committee members, given that they apply within a reasonable time frame. It is the recommendation of both CCSA and Alberta OHS that ALL committee members be provided with safety training that relates to their position as health and safety committee members.

Co-chairs and representatives must be provided with 16 hours or the number of hours the worker normally works during 2 shifts - whichever is greater - of training. The mandatory 2-hour online and 8-hour classroom based training (=10 hours) is included as part of that 16 hours.

Again, with all of the legislation changes affecting HSC the CCSA highly recommends all committee members be provided with training related to their positions on the committee, but, excepting co-chairs and representatives, it is at the discretion of the employer.

The CCOHS HSC 2-hour online training is FREE and easily accessible. CCSA’s new HSC curriculum includes an introduction to hazard assessments, workplace inspections and incident investigations as well as all of the other OHS legislated requirements; all of which are part of the responsibilities of committee members. The cost for the CCSA 8-hour classroom training is $75.00 for members and $125 for non-members.

 

Resources:

AB Gov: Participation in health and safety for small business owners and workers

AB Gov: Health and Safety Committee/Health and Safety Representative training

AB Gov: Health and safety committee / health and safety representative training program OHS information for workers and employers 

AB Gov: Work site health and safety committees and representatives

AB Gov: HSC Bulletin