Joint Health & Safety Committees

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires workplaces with 20 or more employees to establish a Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (abbreviation: JOHSC). These advisory committees are composed of representatives selected from management and workers such that at least 50% of the committee members represent the workers. The function of the JOHSC is to support the Internal Responsibility System for workplace health and safety by:

  • Meeting regularly (minimum every 3 months)
  • Conducting workplace inspections
  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards
  • Being consulted about workplace testing
  • Making recommendations to improve workplace health and safety

Fleming College has a joint occupational health and safety committee at each of the campuses, and Health and Safety Reps at smaller locations.

Joint Health and Safety Committees Terms of Reference – Updated 2022

A Guide for JHSCs in the Workplace

Safety Committees – Video Reference