Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee / HS Representative Training – Part 1 & 2
Approved by Alberta Labour
This online version of this course has NOT yet been approved by Alberta Labour.
Schedule and take the Alberta Labour approved classroom based course through the AASP:
Note: At this time only a classroom based course can meet the Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) requirements of Alberta Labour. We are working on getting the standard changed to include online training, but in the interim you can meet the legislative requirement by clicking the button above and attending a classroom based course.
This course is approved by Alberta Labour and meets all requirements for training of HSC and HS Representatives. AASP is approved as a Designated Trainer for HSC and HS Representatives 8 hour mandatory training, Part 1 and Part 2.
There are eight hours of mandatory training for HSC and HS Representatives to be completed the first year on the committee or as a representative, this eight hour course meets that requirement.
You will learn the purpose of safety committees as well as the roles responsibilities of committee members. In addition, you will gain a deeper understanding of what a functional safety committee is and how your committee can provide effective leadership in your environment.
Explain the purpose of the OHS Act, Regulation, and Code
Explain legislative requirements to determine if Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees and/or Health and Safety Representatives are required
Identify the unique needs for HSC/HS representatives on multi-employer work sites
Describe the Internal Responsibility System:
• Explain the three basic rights of all workers
• Apply procedures regarding right to refuse unsafe work under specific circumstances
• Explain the prohibition against discriminatory action
Summarize and describe the duties, roles and responsibilities of a health and safety committee and/or health and safety representative.
Explain the purpose of committee’s rules and procedure (Terms of Reference):
• Summarize training requirements for HSCs and HS representatives
• Explain the purpose of analyzing minutes from committee meetings
Explain the HSC/HS Representative’s role in hazard identification and control
Explain the HSC/HS Representative’s role in workplace inspections
Explain the HSC/HS Representative’s role in incident investigations
Create appropriate HSC recommendations for the employer
Describe the roles and responsibilities of the HSC’s and HS Representative in addressing workplace violence and harassment
List the traits of an effective HSC and explain the purpose of conducting an evaluation of the committee’s effectiveness
To successfully complete the course, the learner has 3 attempts to achieve 80% or higher on the exam. Upon completion the learner receives a Certificate of Achievement.
Online duration subject to student capabilities.
The content of this course was developed by the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP), an approved Alberta Certifying Partner, and is aligned with the standards set by the Alberta Labour Partnerships program.
This course is a:
- Mandatory course requirement for students pursuing the Qualified Safety Representative (QSR)™ designation.
- AASP recommended COR courses for OH&S Leaders and;
- AASP mandated COR requirement for Joint Health and Safety Committee Members