Know the role of health and safety reps and Health and Safety Committee

Both the health and safety representative and Joint Health and Safety Committee must:

  • inspect your workplace for safety issues at least once a month
  • meet at least once every 3 months 
  • recommend to your employer ways to improve safety
  • get information from your employer about dangerous materials and safety
  • get information from your employer about safety tests for equipment and materials in the workplace
  • help your employer investigate accidents and injuries
  • respond to your safety complaints or questions

Your health and safety representative or your representative from the Joint Health and Safety Committee can:

  • give you information about health and safety issues in your workplace
  • listen to your ideas for changes in the workplace and pass them on to your employer
  • help you deal with safety issues or help you to work with an inspector from the Ministry of Labour
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