Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


Joint Health and Safety Committees in Ontario

Learn how to establish and operate an effective joint health and safety committee in Ontario to maintain a safer workplace.


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$49.00 * CAD






1 hour


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In Ontario, a joint health and safety committee is required by law in many workplaces, including those with 20 or more workers. Ontario legislation also requires employers to provide special training to select committee members.

This course is a flexible and cost-effective way to get your committee off to a great start. It offers guidance on how to establish a new committee, how a committee can perform its functions and how it can be effective. Members will learn how to fulfill their principal duties, while employers will understand how committees assist in ensuring workplace health and safety.

The many sample checklists, policies and forms can be customized for any specific work environment.

Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with WSPS, this course also features case studies, review quizzes, "Ask a Question", and access to resources from CCOHS and WSPS. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • The roles of committees in ensuring health and safety in the workplace
  • How a committee is established
  • An effective committee
  • Resolving issues
  • Workplace inspections
  • Accident and incident investigations
  • The committee’s role in resolving work refusals

Upon completion of the course you will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Fulfill your duties as a committee member
  • Respond to workplace concerns
  • Investigate accidents
  • Assist in resolving workplace health and safety issues
  • Identify and take steps to control workplace hazards
  • Find helpful health and safety information, including resources from CCOHS and WSPS

Average time to complete this course is 1 hour.

Target Audience

  • Joint health and safety committee members in Ontario
  • Human resources and other managers in Ontario who have responsibilities for health and safety, training and compliance



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

WSPS Partnership

CCOHS and the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) have partnered to develop online e-courses specific to Ontario workplaces. WSPS offers other training, products and related services. For more information, visit

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course. Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.