Workplace Safety and Health Representative represent members of staff from all departments, faculty, as well as the student body; and work as a liaison between staff, students and management. The public can also contact reps to let them know of any safety and health issues. Staff members and students can forward any safety and health issues to their reps who will meet at regular intervals to address safety and health problems.
When does an issue get elevated to the WPS&H Committee?
Forward the issue or concern to the WPS&H Committee if:
1) the issue was reported to the supervisor and no action was done in a timely manner to correct the safety concern;
2) the safety issue is due to existing policies, procedures or practices; and
3) the safety issue is of a scope that needs to be addressed by establishing new policies, procedures or practices.