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Applying for a joint work site health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) approval

LI030-2
An approval allows for a statutory Director to approve a process, equipment, standard, course or training agency, or an alternative to strict compliance with a specific legislated provision. Section 56 of the OHS Act covers approvals. Please refer to LI030-2TMP for form.

Do I need a health and safety program? OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors.

LI036-1
Health and safety programs promote worker and employer cooperation in identifying and solving health and safety concerns at the work site. Health and safety programs also promote awareness of and interest in health and safety.

Do I need a joint work site health and safety committee or a health and safety representative? OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

LI037
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

HSCs and HS representatives contribute to the basic rights all workers have in protecting their health and safety: the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse unsafe work.

Do you need a joint work site health and safety committee or health and safety representative on multiple work sites

LI044
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

An employer may employ hundreds of workers at many different worksite locations. This may result in an employer with workers represented by various combinations of HSC and/or HS representatives.

Health and Safety Programs - OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

LI042
This resource provides a description of health and safety programs and what are the requirements of a health and safety program within an organization.

HSC/HS Rep Approval Self-Evaluation Tool

LI030-2TMP
This self-evaluation tool has been developed to assist you with applying for an approval to vary from the joint worksite health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) requirements and applicable provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, the regulations and the OHS Code. Please refer to the "Applying for an HSC/HS rep approval" bulletin for information on how to submit this form (LI030-2).