Each year Environmental Health and Safety conducts a review of committees to ensure they are in compliance with the OHS Act and Regulations. This review looks at:
-Does committee have a Terms of Reference?
-Are meetings held at least quarterly?
-Are minutes recorded on Workplace NL’s OHS minutes form?
- Are minutes sent to Workplace NL?
- Are minutes posted prominently in the workplace?
-Does the committee consist of at least 2-12 employees, where at least 50 per cent of the membership are employee representatives?
-Have all committee members completed the OHS committee training?
-Are the names of the current committee members posted in a prominent place at the workplace?
-Can employees not on the committee identify members of the OHS committee?
-Does the committee have a means of communicating with all building occupants regarding OHS committee business?
-Is the workplace inspected at least annually (note: this inspection can be divided out over the full year)?