Your health and safety committee won't achieve its objectives if it holds ineffective meetings because thats where important health and safety decisions must be taken. So make sure your health and safety representatives ALWAYS report on the following activities so you can comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Your health and safety committee needs to operate effectively so that it can fulfill its legal responsibilities
So when your health and safety representatives compile their agenda, make sure reporting on these functions forms part of their agenda.
Here's what your health and safety representatives must report on during committee meetings
Your health and safety representatives must report on:
Reviewing the effectiveness of health and safety measures
Identifying potential hazards and potential major incidents at the workplace
Examining the causes of incidents at the workplace
Investigating complaints by employees relating to health or safety at work
Making representations on general matters affecting the health or safety of the employees at the workplace
Inspecting the workplace
Participating in consultations with inspectors at the workplace and accompanying inspectors on inspections of the workplace
Visiting the site of an incident
Attending any investigation or formal inquiry held in terms of the OHSA
Inspecting any document which the OHSA requires you to keep
Participating in any internal health or safety audit
Remember, your health and safety committee won't achieve its objectives if it holds ineffective meetings. So make sure your health and safety representatives always report on these activities so you can comply with the OHSA.