Health and Safety Committees CCOHS



The Health and Safety Committees e-learning course developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides a practical introduction to Health and Safety Committees. It offers guidance on how to establish a new committee, how a committee can perform its functions and how it can be effective. It introduces the course participant to the roles and responsibilities of a committee and its members. The many sample checklists, policies and other useful documents can be customized for any specific work environment. The Health and Safety Committees e-course is a flexible, easy and cost-effective way to get the committee off to a great start.

Topics include:

  • What is a committee?
  • Establishing a committee
  • An effective committee
  • Resolving issues
  • Workplace inspections – great checklists
  • Investigations
  • Committee’s role in resolving work refusals
  • Sample policies, inspection checklists, accident report form and many others
  • Quizzes to test participants’ knowledge

Upon completion of this course you will be able to :

  • Fulfill your duties as a Committee member
  • Respond to workplace concerns
  • Investigate accidents
  • Assist in resolving workplace issues
  • Identify and take steps to control work hazards
  • Know where to find the best possible sources of health and safety information

Average time to complete this course is about 40 – 60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Health and Safety Committee Members
  • Human resources and managers with responsibilities for health and safety, training and compliance


Prior technical knowledge of health and safety is not a requirement. However, familiarity with workplace processes and practices is helpful.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.