Have you ever considered joining the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) at your workplace? If you haven’t, you may be missing out. There are many benefits of JHSC membership.
Perhaps you’ve been feeling hesitant about JHSC membership because you aren’t sure about the commitment or the benefits. For example, some workers may believe that JHSC membership makes them liable for workplace accidents or injuries, that they won’t get paid for their contribution, or that they won’t make a difference. On the contrary, JHSC membership is very beneficial for members.
JHSC Members get Training
Your employer must pay your wage for training hours and they’ll cover the cost of your enrollment. Since JHSC training is currently five days long in Ontario, you will receive five days’ worth of invaluable training, and it won’t cost you anything. Section 9(35) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act ensures that you get paid for the time you spend on JHSC-related activities, too.
JHSC Members Gain Experience
You will gain valuable experience as a JHSC member. That experience is transferrable to any job you may hold in the future. JHSC certification is also an enhancement to any employment portfolio.
JHSC Members get to Collaborate
Collaborating with colleagues is beneficial for JHSC members as it allows them to build connections they may not otherwise make. This is especially valuable if you are interested in growth and development opportunities in other areas of the company.
JHSC Members Get a Say
When you’re on the JHSC, you get a say in your organization’s safety program, including policies, procedures, and even training programs! While the JHSC isn’t in charge of the safety program, they do act as an advisory body. If you’re looking for a way to enact change, joining the JHSC is a great place to start.
JHSC Members Receive Support
Employers benefit from supporting the JHSC because the JHSC has an impact on the achievement of organizational outcomes. Being a part of a team that is supported, and knowing that management has your back when it comes to safety initiatives, is a great benefit.
JHSC Members Make the Workplace Safer
JHSC members directly contribute to workplace safety. By making the workplace safer, JHSC members ensure that each of their colleagues returns home to their friends, families, kids, and loved ones every night. Knowing that your contribution to the JHSC can save a life is the best benefit of all.
Those in the know, know! JHSC membership has tons of benefits. Don’t delay – consider joining your workplace JHSC today!
Best Safety Training Can Help
Best Safety Training is a Chief Prevention Officer (CPO)-approved provider of JHSC training. We offer in-house and on-site JHSC Part One, Part Two, and Refresher training. Let the Best Safety Training company take care of your training needs.
To ask questions about the benefits of joining the JHSC or how to get employees interested in joining the JHSC, contact us online or call 226.777.7385.