Keeping them Safe - Involvement

One of the basic rights outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act states that all New Brunswick workers have the right to participate in solving health and safety problems at your workplace.

Your company's health and safety plan only comes to life when it's put into action. Words on paper can only get you so far. Take the next step by mobilizing and empowering your workers, asking for volunteers, and making safety happen at your job site.  

Joint Health and Safety Committees
Any workplace that regularly employs 20 or more employees, including any construction projects expected to last three months or more and on which 20 or more workers are regularly employed, require a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). WorkSafeNB has information on creating and maintaining a vibrant and effective JHSC for your workplace. Below is just the tip of the iceberg.

Health and Safety Representatives
Workplaces with more than five but fewer than 20 employees can appoint a health and safety representative for their organization.
Where there are fewer than 20 employees, but the company is conducting high-risk business activities, WorkSafeNB may require that a health and safety representative be appointed. Like JHSC members, their name must be posted at the job site, to ensure workers know who to get in touch with if they have a concern.


Joint Health and Safety Committee Booklet (PDF)


Online registration for 3-Day JHSC Core Training Program


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