JHSC Regulations by Province/Territory

Province/TerritoryCommittee NameLegal Requirement for Committee# of People on CommitteeComposition of CommitteeMandatory Requirements for Training Provider
AlbertaJoint Work Site Health and Safety CommitteeAs directed by the MinisterAt least 3 and not more than 12At least two employees and one employer or at least half employeesNo mandatory training requirements
British ColumbiaJoint Occupational Health and Safety CommitteeMandatory - when there are 20 or more employees or when required by orderNot less than 4At least half to represent employeesMay become Worksafe Education Partner, but not required
Federal*Workplace Policy CommitteeMandatory – when 20 employees of moreAt least 21 from management, others from workersA policy committee should have access to, and the time necessary, for training
ManitobaWorkplace Safety and Health CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employees as designated by the Lt. GovernorAt least 4 and not more than 12At least half to represent employeesMay become Worksafe Education Partner but not required
New BrunswickJoint Health and Safety CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employeesAs agreed upon by employees and employerEqual representationBill 61 | indicating that training for JHSC is mandatory, will be provided by WHSCC
Newfoundland and LabradorOccupational Health and Safety CommitteeMandatory - 10 or more employeesAt least 2 and not more than 12At least half to represent employeesYou are not permitted to self-study
Northwest TerritoriesJoint Occupational Health & Safety CommitteeMandatory – 20 or more employees, or as directed by Chief Safety OfficerNot specifiedEqual representation of management and workersNo training requirement
Nova ScotiaJoint Occupational Health and Safety CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employeesAs agreed upon by employees and employerAt least half to represent employeesNo mandatory training requirements
NunavutJoint Worksite Health & Safety CommitteeAs directed by Chief Safety OfficerNot specifiedEqual representation of management and workersNo training requirement
OntarioJoint Health and Safety CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employees, or when ordered by Minister, or where a designated substance is in useAt least 2 (fewer than 50 employees); At least 4 (more than 50 employees)At least half to represent employeesTraining must be provided by an organization approved by the WSIB. Training is called JHSC Part 1 and Part 2. Trained members of the JHSC are called 'Certified Members'
PEIJoint Occupational Health and Safety CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employeesAs agreed upon by employees and employerAt least half to represent employeesNo mandatory training requirements
QuebecHealth and Safety CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employees and where required by CNESSTAt least 4At least half to represent employeesNo mandatory training requirements
SaskatchewanOccupational Health CommitteesMandatory - when 10 employees or moreAt least 2 and not more than 12At least half to represent employeesNo mandatory training requirements
YukonJoint Health & Safety CommitteeMandatory - 20 or more employeesAt least 4 and not more than 12At least half to represent employees The employer shall orient members within 90 days of selection and shall permit participation in a training course designated by the director