OHS Act

Published Date: October 01, 2013
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Section 31 Joint work site health and safety committees

(1) The Minister may, by order, require that there be established at any work site a joint work site health and safety committee that shall

(a) identify situations that may be unhealthy or unsafe in respect of the work site,

(b) make recommendations to prime contractors, contractors, employers and workers for the improvement of the health and safety of workers at or on the work site,

(c) establish and maintain educational programs regarding the health and safety of workers at or on the work site, and

(d) carry out those duties and functions prescribed by the adopted code.

(2) A joint work site health and safety committee shall consist of workers who represent the workers at the work site and persons who represent the prime contractor, contractors and employers involved in work at the work site.

(3) The number of persons on a joint work site health and safety committee who represent the prime contractor, contractors and employers shall not exceed in total the number of workers on the committee who represent the workers at the work site.

(4) A joint work site health and safety committee shall hold its meetings and carry out its duties and functions during normal working hours.

(5) No disciplinary action shall be taken against a member of a joint work site health and safety committee by reason of that member performing duties and functions as a member of that committee.