It’s time again for the biannual Health and Safety Committee (HSC) elections. HSC members are an important component of the University’s total safety program. Nominations are now open for the next two-year committee term, which will begin on January 1, 2018. Don’t miss your chance to nominate a coworker or become a committee member yourself!
Every employee is represented by one of the ten organizational Health and Safety Committees. Committee members are elected by their peers, selected by a union, or appointed by management for a two-year term. Members review accident reports, health and safety committee charters, and help identify and address potential hazards to the campus community.
HSC members play an important role in the communication flow between the organizational committees and departments. Committee members can share departmental safety concerns at HSC meetings or the University-Wide Health and Safety Committee. Likewise, information is distributed to the organizational committees that members can share with their departments.
All staff or faculty - managers, full-time, temporary, hourly, or even student employees are eligible to run for and serve on a HSC. You can nominate yourself or any other eligible employee.
To nominate yourself or a coworker to serve on a Health and Safety Committee, contact the chair of the committee representing your work group for details on the nomination process and the deadline for submissions.
More information on the election process and how to get involved with your Health and Safety Committee can be found on EH&S’s website.