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Safety Committee Basics Training

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Course Fee: $169 per person; $1,299 group rate*
Class Size: Up to 16
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing   

Course Description

Your safety committee may be ineffective unless members understand their role and carry out their individual responsibilities. The safety committee can be a “profit center” activity: As a fact-gathering, problem-solving team of motivated members, the safety committee has the potential to help save lives and money.

This course will give the students the effective tools and skills to perform these tasks and add value to the safety committee structure.

Learning Outcomes

  • Safety committee role and purpose
  • Vision statements, mission statements and strategies
  • Duties and functions of the safety committee
  • Formation and membership of the safety committee
  • Evaluation of the employer’s accountability system
  • Increasing employee involvement
  • Hazard assessment and control duties of the safety committee
  • Identifying workplace hazards
  • Writing effective recommendations

 

Legislation
Manitoba Workplace Regulation
Formation of committee

3.1(1) When a committee is required to be established, an employer or prime contractor must immediately consult with each of the existing unions, or the workers if there is no union, to jointly determine its size.

3.1(2) If no union exists, an employer or prime contractor must appoint one or more workers to conduct the election of worker members to the committee. The workers appointed must not be associated with the management of the workplace and the election must be conducted in a manner consistent with recognized democratic practices.

What our students are saying

  • “This course is a good overview for those setting up a safety committee.”