Local Safety Committees

A local Safety Committee is a joint committee made up of worker and University representatives working together to identify and resolve health and safety problems in their area. The committee coordinates and promotes health and safety activities and monitors the status of the department’s health and safety program.

The role of the Local Safety Committees is to:

  • Assist in creating a safe and healthy workplace
  • Assist with employee concerns relating to health and safety
  • Promote compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Participate in worksite inspections
  • Participate in incident/accident investigations
  • Accompany WorkSafeBC (WCB) officers on inspections
  • Make recommendations to senior management

For more information about Local Safety Committees, please contact Health, Safety and Environment at HSE.ok@ubc.ca or (250)807-8821.