Workplace Safety & Health (WPS&H) Committee


Course Date: December 15-16, 2020



Course Date: November 26-27, 2020


Member Price: Member benefit

Associate Member Price: $100

Non-Member Price: $300

Availability: Regional

Prerequisite: Compulsory for SAFE Work Manitoba Certification



Provincial legislation (WS&H in Manitoba) requires that manufacturing workplaces with more than 20 workers must have a Health and Safety Committee. The legislation also requires that at minimum the Committee Co-Chairs have at least two days of training on their responsibilities.


This course will provide learners with the ability to meet their legislated committee duties in the workplace. Upon successful completion of this course a certificate, and/or wallet card where applicable, will be mailed to the student


This course complies with the SAFE Work Manitoba Certification Standard and is designed to meet or exceed provincial legislation and industry best practices.

Duration and materials

The course includes 12 hours of theory where the learners will work both independently and in groups. Learners will receive a manual that includes excerpts of the applicable legislation.

Target audience

This course is designed for all committee members and is most effective when delivered to each member of the committee even if it cannot be delivered to them all at the same time.

Specific learning

Topics include the guiding principles of safety management systems, legislated rights and responsibilities, how to research legislation, the WCB system, risk and hazard analysis, assessment and control, inspections, investigations and incident cost analysis. Specific to committee duties are how to handle work concerns and refusals, how to work as a committee, how to present findings and/or propose interventions, and what to do if interventions are vetoed by management.

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