What do health and safety reps and Joint Health and Safety Committee do?
Question & AnswerWhat do health and safety reps and Joint Health and Safety Committee do?
Choose a worker to represent you on safety issues
At least half of the members on your Joint Health and Safety Committee must represent the workers. This means that they're not managers.
Even if a person is not a manager, they cannot be a worker representative if they do any of these jobs:
- decide whether to discipline workers
- hire new employees
- fire people
- decide whether to promote an employee
- tell people what to do
- decide how other workers should do their work
Workers, not managers, choose your health and safety representative or your member on a Joint Health and Safety Committee.
You could pick this person by talking about it at a meeting or by having a vote.
Your employer will decide who they want to represent them on the Joint Health and Safety Committee. The person they choose should be someone who works at your actual workplace.