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The Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) as Workplace Change Agents

Many businesses have identified that stagnancy doesn’t promote growth; most growth is the result of the change, adaptation, and natural evolution. So, within a business, there are many change agents in place that help drive and support organizational changes. A…

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When the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Doesn’t Agree

Sometimes, even the most well-oiled JHSC may disagree. Disagreements may include: What constitutes a hazard How to control a hazard Whether or not a recommendation is required The nature of the recommendation Responsibility for implementing the recommended control Disagreeing can…

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Terms of Reference – a Guide for Effective Joint Health & Safety Committees (JHSC)

What is a Terms of Reference? A terms of reference is a written statement that describes the function of the joint health and safety committee (JHSC) and outlines the procedures that the JHSC will follow. Why does the JHSC need…

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Onboarding and Offboarding Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Members

When JHSC members join the committee, it’s often with little fanfare. When members finish their tenure on the committee, they normally leave without fanfare as well. Sometimes, JHSC membership term lengths are defined in the “Terms of Reference,” and other…

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Onboarding and Offboarding Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Members

When JHSC members join the committee, it’s often with little fanfare. When members finish their tenure on the committee, they normally leave without fanfare as well. Sometimes, JHSC membership term lengths are defined in the “Terms of Reference,” and other…

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Common Hazards the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Should Look for During Inspections: Warehouse Sector

Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Warehouse Sector. We will discuss common hazards to look for to give JHSCs an…