Choose someone to represent you on safety problems
Question & AnswerHow can I change our safety policies at work?
At least half of the members on your Joint Health and Safety Committee must represent the workers. This means that they’re not managers.
And even if a person is not a manager, they can’t represent workers if they do any of these jobs:
- decide whether to discipline workers
- hire new employees
- fire people
- decide whether to promote an employee
- tell people what to do
- decide how other workers should do their work
Workers, not managers, choose your health and safety representative or your member on a Joint Health and Safety Committee.
You could pick this person by talking about it at a meeting or by having a vote.
Your employer decides who will represent them. The person they choose should be someone who works at your actual workplace.