Moderates Audio Conference on Reviving Joint Health & Safety Committees

Share Article September 28, 2006 audio conference helps employers improve their JHSCs effectiveness through goal and training assessments and motivation strategies. (, the online community for safety professionals, and Bongarde Media, a leading occupational health and safety information company, announced today that they will be holding an audio conference entitled “Old Dogs & New Tricks: How to Retrain – and Reinvigorate – Your JHSC ” on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 12 pm ET.

The JHSC, short for Joint Health and Safety Committee, is a fixture in North American workplaces. In Canada, it’s legislatively mandated; in the U.S., it’s implemented voluntarily on a widespread basis. Featuring JHSC expert Yvonne O’Reilly, CRSP, this 60-minute audio conference — available to both SafetyXChange members and non-members — will help Canadian and U.S. employers get the most out of their JHSCs.

“Joint Health & Safety Committees can be a key component to safety performance and the organization’s safety culture,” says Glenn Demby, Editor-in-Chief of “Unfortunately, JHSCs tend to become lifeless and ceremonial.”

Demby, who will be moderating the event, says that SafetyXChange members need help in motivating employees to participate and in securing support from senior management. “Yvonne’s presentation will furnish answers and specific ideas to enliven the JHSC and enhance its effectiveness.”

Some of the tactics participants will learn in the audio conference include:

  • How to assess the goals and procedures of your JHSC and the training needs of its members;
  • Steps you can implement immediately to focus and guide your JHSC;
  • Motivation tactics to encourage employee participation and to raise your JHSC profile;
  • New ways to use old standbys, including the suggestion box, newsletters, etc.

For more information or to register for this audio conference, please visit or call 1.800.667.9300.

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