Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Resources
Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC) play a key role in workplace health and safety. The committees are made up of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in the workplace.
The Workers Compensation Act requires employers to establish a JOHSC in any workplace that regularly employs 20 or more employees (full time, part time and casual). An employer is required to have a Worker Health and Safety Representative at any workplace where there are more than 9 employees but fewer than 20. A Worker Health and Safety Representative has the same duties and functions as a JOHSC.
If you are a unionized employee interested in becoming a member of your JOHSC, please reach out to your union.
If you are a non-unionized employee, please let your supervisor or manager know you are interested in becoming a JOHSC member.
Everyone on the committee has a role to place in workplace health and safety.
Learn more about what a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee is and some of the committee requirements.