The OHSA establishes specific roles, duties and functions for JHSC and health and safety representatives as far as health and safety is concerned. Overall, these roles and duties include the following:
Serve as a safety advisory board focused on the health and safety of an organization’s workforce;
Identify and assess workplace safety hazards and the associated risks;
Conduct regular monthly workplace hazard inspections;
Overseeing the creation and delivery of health and safety recommendations to the employer;
Investigate health and safety related incidents such as refusals to work and serious accidents or injuries.