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Basic Guide to Health and Safety Committees

by admin — last modified 2008-05-30 16:16
Employers who have appointed 2 or more health and safety representatives must form health and safety committees.  Employers and committees have certain duties and functions.

When to Form a Committee

1 or more health and safety committees must be formed when –
  • employers have appointed 2 or more health and safety representatives; or
  • inspectors instruct employers to do so.

Based on Legislation in Section 19, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Employer’s Duties

Employers –
  • decide on the number of health and safety committee members;
  • appoint committee members;
  • attend every committee meeting; and
  • ensure that committees meet at least once every 3 months.

Based on Legislation in Section 19, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Committee’s Duties

Health and safety committees -
  • make and keep records of recommendations to employers and inspectors; and
  • discuss, report and keep records of incidents in which someone is killed, injured, or becomes ill.

Based on Legislation in Section 20, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act




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