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Health and Safety Committees

Last Updated: June 2019

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The following are references to the provincial and federal legislation where you will find the guidelines for joint health and safety committees from the different jurisdictions in Canada. Since legislation interpretation and enforcement varies by jurisdiction, contact your jurisdiction as listed in the Canadian Governmental Occupational Health & Safety Departments (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/information/govt.html).

This list is prepared by CCOHS as part of the Canadian enviroOSH Legislation service . This service is a comprehensive and easy to search compilation of the full text of Canadian health, safety and environmental legislation and critical guidelines and codes of practice from all jurisdictions. All the legislation is compiled into one convenient location and is regularly updated with amendments highlighted.

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OSH Answers

Health & Safety Committees

OH&S Legislation in Canada - Basic Responsibilities

Canada

Canada Labour Code, Part II (R.S.C. 1985, C. L-2), Section 135 to 137

Alberta

Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.A. 2017, c. O‑2.1

Part 3, Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees And Health and Safety Representatives

Occupational Health and Safety Code (2009)

Part 13, Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee

British Columbia

Workers Compensation Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492 as amended),

Part 3, Division 4, Sections 125-140

Manitoba

Workplace Safety and Health Act, R.S.M. 1987, c. W210,

Workplace Safety and Health Committees and Representatives

Section 40, Workplace safety and health committee

Section 41 Workplace safety and health representative

Section 41.1 Definition: "employer"

Section 41.2, Information on request

Section 41.3, Accompanying an officer

Workplace Safety and Health Regulation (Man. Reg. 217/2006), Part 3

New Brunswick

Occupational Health and Safety Act (A.N.B. 1983, c. O-0.2) Section 14 to 18

Newfoundland and Labrador

Occupational Health and Safety Act (R.S.N.L. 1990, c. O-3) Section 37 to 40 (Called: Health and Safety Committees)

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012, N.L.R. 5/12

Part IV, Occupational Health and Safety Committees, Representatives and Designates

Section 25, Operations of committees, representatives and designates

Northwest Territories

Safety Act (R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1), Section 7

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees Code of Practice

Nova Scotia

Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.N.S. 1996, c. 7

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees

Articles 29 to 32

Health and Safety Representatives

Article 33

Nunavut

Safety Act (R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1), Section 7

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees Code of Practice

Ontario

Occupational Health and Safety Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1),

Section 8, Mandatory selection of health and safety representative

Section 9, Application

Joint Health and Safety Committees - Exemption from Requirements, O. Reg. 385/96

Guide for Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs) and Representatives in the Workplace

Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Part 4, Joint Health and Safety Committees

Part 5, Health and Safety Representatives

Prince Edward Island

Occupational Health and Safety Act (S.P.E.I. 2004, c. 42), Section 25 - 26

Quebec (English language legislation)

Act respecting occupational health and safety (R.S.Q., c. S-2.1) Chapter IV, Section 68 to 97

Regulation respecting health and safety committees (R.R.Q. 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6.1, O.C. 2025-83) (Called: Health and Safety Committees)

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Employment Act, S.S. 2013, c. S-15.1

Division 4, Occupational Health Committees and Occupational Health and Safety Representatives

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, S.S., c. O-1.1, Reg 1

Part IV, Committees and Representatives

Yukon Territory

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 159

Safety Committees, Representatives, and Officers

Section 12, Workplaces having 20 or more employees

Section 13, Workplaces having less than 20 employees

Section 14, Training for representatives