Health and Safety Committees
It’s time again for the biannual Health and Safety Committee (HSC) elections. Nominations are open for the next two-year committee term, which will begin on January 1, 2020.
Don’t miss your chance to nominate a coworker or become a committee member yourself! Contact the election coordinator of your committee to find out more information about the nomination process.
Health and safety committees share the responsibilities of implementing and monitoring the University’s health and safety program.
The University has established 10 organizational health and safety committees comprised of employee-elected and management-appointed members. Every employee at the University is represented on one of these 10 committees. Each committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss health and safety related topics and concerns within their represented departments. Employees are encouraged to run for committee membership, vote for representatives, and communicate health and safety concerns to the committees.
The health and safety committee program is managed by EH&S. Each committee is supported by executive leadership known as the executive sponsor. Elections for members of the committees are held every two years, and elected members serve for two years on their committee.
Responsibilities of the health and safety committees include:
- Reviewing and evaluating accident investigation reports
- Reviewing and evaluating departmental health and safety plans
- Reviewing and discussing health and safety suggestions from employees
- Providing feedback on safety-related material provided by EH&S
- Recommending actions to resolve health and safety concerns
Health and Safety Committee Rosters and Meeting Information
Health and safety committees are a valuable resource for all employees. All employees should know which of the 10 committees listed below represents their department. Current rosters for the committees can be viewed in the links below.
University-Wide Health and Safety Committee
Health and Safety Committee Election Guide