Resources for Joint Health and Safety Committee Members
Your Health and Safety is important to SEIU and we believe All workers have the right to return home each day safe and sound. Preventing work-related illness and injury is the most important job at any workplace.The following is a list of resources to assist you in your SEIU JHSC role in the workplace. This list of resources will be added to over the coming days and weeks to assist you in your specific sector work.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace, as well as the procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and for enforcement as needed.
Learn about mandatory joint health and safety committee (JHSC) certification training and find an approved training provider.
Everyone should be able to work in a safe and healthy workplace. The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out roles and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment, including developing and implementing policies and programs and providing information and instruction on these.
The Health Care Health and Safety Program enforces health and safety laws in Ontario’s health and community care workplaces.
The Objective of the Health Care Section 21 Committee is to advise and make recommendations to the Minister of Labour on matters relating to occupational health and safety of all health care workers. The following are Guidance Notes presented to the Minister of Labour for approval prior to publication
Application of Hazard Control Principles, including the Precautionary Principle to Infectious Agents; Effective Communication Processes for Occupational Health and Safety; Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education and Training; Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements; Pandemic
SEIU works with the PSHSA which provides occupational health and safety training, resources and consulting to reduce workplace risks and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This site provides up to date resources to assist you with your JHSC role in the workplace. Check out the free resources to assist you in your sector.
The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
SEIU works with the WHSC which provides occupational health and safety training, resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. This site provides up to date resources to assist you with your JHSC role in the workplace. Check out the free webinars for COVID – 19 on their web page.
If you are an employer or constructor, you may have to notify certain people if there is a workplace incident including a death, injury, occupational illness or a structural hazard.
Learn how to file a complaint if you have a workplace health and safety or workplace harassment concern and believe your employer is not correcting the situation. SEIU also asks you to check in with your SEIU staff representative from the union office or call the SEIU Members Resource Centre to provide them with the information to assist you.
What to do and where to get help or legal advice if your employer fires or punishes you for reporting workplace health and safety concerns, or if you are an employer facing a reprisal allegation.
The goal of this booklet is to assist SEIU members in investigating workplace accidents
and critical injuries/illnesses and occupational illnesses/exposures. It also aims to help
clarify the important role that Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) and Health
and Safety representatives play in terms of these investigations.
Empowering JHSC’s during COVID-19 and Investigations -Power Point slides: