JHSC Training Provider Requirements

New Brunswick joint health and safety committee (JHSC) training providers:

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance.
  • Must be registered for WorkSafeNB coverage and provide a WorkSafeNB-issued clearance certificate, if you employ three or more employees within New Brunswick.
  • Are responsible to ensure that the trainers you employ or contract to deliver JHSC workshops are knowledgeable and competent and have the following:
    • Credentials proving formal teaching qualifications (examples may include: Bachelor of education degree, teaching certificate from the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, certificate of completion of a Train-the-Trainer course or equivalency*
    • JHSC competency by virtue of education, training, relevant work experience
    • Knowledge of applicable New Brunswick health and safety legislation, and, in particular, JHSC legislation
  • Must track successful participants** and provide a quarterly report to WorkSafeNB.
  • Must provide a certificate of completion to participants that:
    • Has the exact wording: Joint Health and Safety Committee and Health and Safety Representative Educational Program
    • Is signed
    • Is dated (and holds no expiry date)
    • States that you are an approved JHSC training provider per OHS Act14.01
  • Must collect workshop evaluations (to be provided to WorkSafeNB upon request).
  • Must verify e-course completion (pre-requisite) of participants before allowing participation in the one-day (minimum six hours) in-class (blended model). *** 

*Approved by WorkSafeNB
**A successful participant must attend and participate in the entire curriculum
*** If offering such workshop 

Training course requirements: Course content will need to adhere to WorkSafeNB course objectives and requirements

    • Classroom sessions must be offered in New Brunswick
    • Workshops must have an in-class component to the training that includes practical exercises
    • The workshop course length and classroom sizes must follow the limits set by WorkSafeNB
      • Classroom-learning only
        • Minimum of 18 hours (recommended maximum of eight hours per day)
        • Recommended maximum of 25 participants
      • Blended learning
        • Pre-requisite five e-courses completed before the classroom session
        • Minimum of six hours in class
        • Recommended maximum of 20 participants
      • If an alternate training curriculum is offered, the details must be approved by WorkSafeNB 

Once approved, providers must communicate the following to WorkSafeNB. Failure to do so can result in the approval being revoked.

      • Allow WorkSafeNB staff access to attend and review any JHSC training class offered.
      • Follow the curriculum approved by WorkSafeNB. Once curriculum approval is granted, no changes, additions or deletions to any of the training materials may be made without written approval from WorkSafeNB.
      • Provide workshop evaluations to WorkSafeNB upon requests.
      • Notify WorkSafeNB of any contact information changes.
      • Provide a quarterly report to WorkSafeNB of the following for each workshop conducted:
        • Date of workshop
        • Number of participants
        • Training type
        • Language trained
        • Company name of the participant
      • Notify WorkSafeNB if you are no longer providing JHSC training.
      • Notify WorkSafeNB of changes in training staff, update WorkSafeNB with names of new JHSC trainers and confirm that new trainers have the appropriate requirements.
      • WorkSafeNB will update the portal when there are any legislative changes and notify the providers. It is the training organization’s responsibility to update their curriculum with this content. 

WorkSafeNB may update objectives (curriculum requirements) and providers would need to adapt their curriculum.

These requirements are subject to change.


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