Welcome to this short training intended to acclimate new health and safety committee members to their roles, responsibilities and duties while serving as a health and safety committee member at uOttawa. Throughout this training, we will cover the health and safety committee structure at the University of Ottawa, the membership of the committee, its main functions, an introduction to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations, investigations, workplace inspections and work refusals.
Before we begin, ask yourself a few basic questions…
- Who do you represent on the committee? As we will see later, there are several groups represented on all health and safety committees; all of whom play varying roles.
- Why did you join a health and safety committee?
- What is your goal as a committee member?