Health and Safety Committee Resources
Establishing a health and safety committee
Employers are responsible for establishing workplace health and safety committees. Depending on the size of the company, the committee consists of labour and management representatives who meet on a regular basis to deal with health and safety issues. The advantage of a committee is that the in-depth practical knowledge of specific tasks (labour) is brought together with the larger overview of company policies, and procedures (management). Another significant benefit is the enhancement of cooperation among all parts of the work force toward solving health and safety problems.
What is the role of health and safety committee?
The role of health and safety committees or joint health and safety committees include:
Should committee members be trained in health and safety?
Members should be adequately trained in health and safety in order for them to contribute fully to all committee activities. In some jurisdictions, safety training or certification is required by law for employer and worker members. Please refer to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) website for details of requirements in your province.
Depending on the province, we offer an average of 6 to 8 hours of Health and Safety Committee Training that covers a variety of topics essential to contributing to advisement capacity of the committee.
These courses are delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. The e-learning courses are designed to help you learn at your own pace, in your own environment, and at your own convenience.