Safety and health committees

The functions of a safety and health committee are to:

  • enable and assist consultation and cooperation between employers and workers
  • help to initiate, develop and implement safety and health measures
  • keep informed about safety and health standards in similar workplaces
  • make recommendations on safety and health rules, programs, measures and procedures
  • ensure information on hazards is kept where it is readily accessible
  • consider and make recommendations about changes that may affect the safety and health of workers
  • consider matters referred to it by safety and health representatives
  • perform other functions prescribed in the regulations or given to the committee, with its consent, by the employer.


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