Workplace safety and health committees and representatives play a valuable role at the office or on the jobsite.
They promote a greater safety culture by working to help employers and employees create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
The primary role of a safety and health committee is to monitor the effectiveness of the internal responsibility system (IRS) at the workplace.
The IRS is the system of shared duties for workplace safety and health, with employers having the greatest responsibility as a result of having more control over what goes on in the workplace.
Committees also act as the go-between for workers and management for occupational health and safety concerns; make recommendations to management to improve workplace safety and health; and ultimately assist in preventing injuries and illnesses at the workplace or on the job site.
In order for committees to be effective, they must also be highly organized, proactive, and receive the information and training they need to perform their many duties. Our resources can help with that.
In addition to the resources below, including meeting minutes and investigations templates, click on the following images to learn more about our Committee Leadership Conference - Voices for Injury Prevention and to register for our free SAFE Committee Basics workshop.