BCPSEA would like to gratefully acknowledge that our office is located on the traditional an unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. Our work spans across the traditional homelands of hundreds of Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people across British Columbia, each with their own unique traditions, history, and culture. We are committed to Reconciliation and to strong Indigenous partnerships and relationships.

Please take a moment to reflect on the traditional territories in which you are located.

Effective Health and Safety Committees

A Health and Safety Committee is an advisory body consisting of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in their workplace.

Candice Roff

This series of videos, presented by Candice Roffe, Director of Safety and Wellness at BCPSEA, details what is needed for effective joint health and safety committees. Candice is a Board certified Canadian Registered Safety Professional who has dedicated her career to serving the public sector.  Prior to Joining BCPSEA in the summer of 2023, Candice spent the previous fourteen years in the local government sector.

Watch the following videos and work through the activities to gain an understanding of how joint health and safety committees work, including:

  • Purpose and role
  • Legal requirements
  • Membership
  • Meetings and Records

Pause and Ponder

Pause and Ponder

Check section 36 to find the answer to the following question.

Pause and Ponder

Pause and Ponder

Pause and Ponder

For each of the following 4 situations, identify if it needs a formal or informal recommendation.

Please Check your answer before moving to the next question.

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Congratulations, you’ve now completed Effective Health and Safety Committees!