Effective Health and Safety Committees

The committee consists of worker and management representatives who meet regularly to:

A health and safety committee brings the internal responsibility system into practice. The employer and workers have a shared responsibility for workplace health and safety, although the employer has the final authority and responsibility.

What does the law say?

In most Canadian jurisdictions, a committee is required by law, and it must be co-chaired by both a worker and a management member. In smaller companies with less than a specified number of employees, a health and safety representative is generally required.

Tips for employers

Tips for effective committees

Recognizing workplace hazards

The committee's responsibilities are to: