Joint Health and Safety Committee/Health and Safety Representative

 

  • Offices with more than 20 employees are required to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • Offices with 6-20 workers require a Health and Safety Representative.
  • Main functions are to identify workplace hazards, evaluate potential hazards, recommend corrective action and follow up on implemented recommendations.
  • All committee members and representatives should be available to receive employee concerns, complaints and recommendations; to discuss problems and recommend solutions, and to provide input into existing and proposed health and safety programs.