Occupational Health Committee (OHC) Training Level 1

Description
This one-day course is designed for managers, supervisors and workers who are going to be part of an Occupational Health Committee (OHC) or assume the role of a health and safety representative. 
 
Participants learn the legislative responsibilities of an OHC and health and safety representative, including handling safety and health concerns, holding effective meetings and investigating workplace incidents and worker refusals.  
 
Course Focus
  • Reference legislated requirements for establishing an OHC or a health & safety representative
    • Distinguish when a workplace OHC or representative is required
    • Describe their purpose and key functions
    • Define the legislated roles and responsibilities
  • Explain the structure and working components of a committee
  • Describe strategies to assemble a committee 
  • Describe the fundamental elements of an effectively led and well-functioning committee
  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques to successfully lead a committee 
  • Identify necessary steps to handling employee concerns and work refusals
Course Features
  • Satisfies legislated requirements of the Saskatchewan OHS Regulations, section 4-9, for training of representatives and committee members.
  • Partial credit of an elective requirement towards NCSO™ and NHSA™ certification. Completion of Occupational Health Committee – Level 2 Training will grant full credit towards one of the two electives.  
 
Course Length: 1 day (8 hours)
 
Pre-requisite: None
 
Continuing Education Credits
This course may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points through the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals as well as Continuing Education Units through the Sask Operator Certification Board