Labour and Employment Special Report: Joint Health and Safety Committees - A Resource Guide for Effective Training, Second Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9144-3
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 150 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-08-16
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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This Special Report is intended to help organizations assess the current effectiveness of their Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs) and provide guidelines and tools to facilitate movement from one stage of the continuum to the next. It has a special focus on developing training programs for JHSC members. The book outlines the skills and knowledge required by JHSCs for basic legal compliance as well as due diligence. It also highlights the need for going further than basic legal compliance, considering the degree of integration with the internal responsibility system and the need for effectiveness training. The book also includes practical tools and guidelines you can use and incorporate into your own organization.

New in This Edition
• An increased focus on training and developing JHSC members.
• Additional contributors and best practices from various organizations and industry sectors.
• A completely revised Introduction, Part A (Determining JHSC Training Needs) and Part B (Training for Effectiveness).
• New Appendices covering Legal Training Requirements, Assessing Current Effectiveness, Duties Functions and Rights, and a Case Study on JHSC Effectiveness Reviews.


About the Author

Dilys Robertson is an Ontario-based occupational health and safety consultant and writer. She was the Principal Editor of Thomson Reuters online safety information source - Safety Source® - from 2007 to 2012. She ran the Canadian National Work Injury Statistics Program for the AWCBC for ten years and was Editor of a newsletter for joint health and safety committees for almost 10 years. She has extensive experience in workplace health and safety legal compliance, safety training delivery and design (including computer-based training) and working with joint safety committees. She has developed computer-based training on accident investigation for the CSA and an electronic companion for the CSA standard on occupational health and safety management systems. Her work as an independent consultant in the field of workplace health and safety spans 25 years in both Manitoba and Ontario. Prior to that she worked in the United Kingdom where she was a member of the Industrial Tribunal Panel for England and Wales. She taught workplace health and safety programs at the University of Manitoba for 10 years and sits on several Canadian Standards Association Technical Committees. She is a prolific writer in the field of OH&S. Her publications include: ABCs of OH&S, Ontario (a Dictionary of Legal Compliance), JHS Committees: The Road to Excellence, Training Kit, OH&S Compliance Toolkit, the electronic Health & Safety Audit Toolkit and numerous articles, and she was a contributor to the most recent ILO Encyclopedia.

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