Effective JHSC Committee Benefits

  1. A better attitude toward solving workplace health and safety issues;
  2. Stronger working relationships between workers and management across multiple departments;
  3. When workers on the committee participate in the process of recognizing, assessing and controlling workplace hazards, their coworkers are more likely to adopt new concepts and procedures; and
  4. Promoting open lines of communication amongst all levels of employees because everyone is concerned about their own health and safety.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour should be alerted to any dispute about the establishment, function or composition of a committee. Once investigated, the minister may issue an order to enact a safety committee, or if in the case of an existing committee, improve the function of the committee.