Joint Health and Safety Committees

Deepen safety expertise with our updated HSC & HSR Foundations course. Covering mandatory training, employer obligations, and recent legislative changes.

Joint Health and Safety Committees
and Health and Safety Representatives


Joint Health and Safety Committees Course

Health and Safety Representatives: Foundations

What are Health and Safety Committees (HSC) and Health and Safety Committees (HSR)?

Step into a safer tomorrow with our Joint Health and Safety Committees (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR): Foundations course. This essential training program not only fulfills the mandatory requirements for HSC members and HSRs but also provides a deep dive into the recent legislative changes, offering a condensed yet comprehensive understanding of occupational health and safety. As we navigate through the evolving landscape of workplace regulations, this course becomes your compass for a more secure and informed professional journey.

In just 2.5 hours, this course covers the core duties of HSCs and HSRs, ensuring participants meet the mandatory training requirements. Beyond that, it introduces the vital aspect of employer obligations in establishing and supporting HSCs or HSRs. Delve into the legislative changes that took effect on December 1, 2021, shaping your knowledge to align with the latest legal standards. We’ve streamlined the content without compromising depth, allowing you to efficiently grasp the essentials. Join us on this focused learning journey, where we not only meet the standards but exceed them, creating a foundation for a safer workplace.

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Course Overview

Embark on a transformative learning journey with our Joint Health and Safety Committees (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR): Foundations course. Designed to be completed in 3 technical hours, this program is not just a training requirement but a gateway to professional growth and certification in the realm of occupational health and safety. Throughout this course, participants will delve into crucial aspects, earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) applicable to the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) CPD Program and the Water and Wastewater Operators’ Certification Program (WWOC Program) in Alberta. Moreover, it is a prerequisite for various certifications offered by the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), establishing a versatile foundation for safety professionals.

Course Modules:

  1. CEUs and AMHSA Certifications:
  2. Earn 0.3 CEUs applicable to BCRSP CPD Program.
  3. Align with WWOC Program, offering 0.3 CEUs for Alberta operators.
  4. Mandatory for AMHSA certifications such as Municipal Health and Safety Committee Representative and Municipal Supervisor in Health and Safety.

Module 1: Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Explore the duties of work site parties and their OHS obligations.
  • Understand worker rights and the expectations and duties of HSCs and HSRs.

Module 2: Employer Responsibilities:

  • Delve into the key roles employers must grasp related to HSCs or HSRs.
  • Understand the terminology of committee meetings and criteria for effectiveness.

Module 3: Participant Guide:

  • Receive a comprehensive guide with in-depth insights into course topics.
  • Access templates for essential documents, facilitating practical application.

Module 4: Final Exam:

  • Evaluate and solidify understanding.
  • Prepare to apply learned principles effectively in your workplace.

Embark on this educational journey, gaining not only essential knowledge but also the practical tools needed to contribute to safer and healthier work environments.

The completion time of this course is roughly 3 hours, which include practical exercises and testing. The passing score is 80%, and participants earn a 3-year certificate that can be downloaded. Virtual proctoring is available for an additional fee.


Average Completion Time

The average completion time is 3 hours. Individual times will vary depending how long is spent on each module.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is included to reinforce the training. You are allowed three attempts to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be safely stored on your account and is available to download & print.