JHSCs are a key component of your OHS program. Among other things, JHSCs help identify safety issues, conduct regular workplace inspections and participate in investigations of safety incidents. To ensure that your JHSC complies with all OHS requirements and functions effectively, it should have rules of procedure that spell out, among other things, how long members will serve on the committee, how meetings will be run and how conflicts will be resolved.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt these model rules of procedure, which are based on a sample from WorkSafeBC, for your company’s OHS program, JHSC and the JHSC requirements under the OHS laws in your jurisdiction, including requirements on rules of procedure (sometimes called “terms of reference”).
WorkSafeBC’s Templates and Resources for JHSCs