News Release How effective is your JHSC?

May 15, 2023

WorkSafeNB is pleased to share a new tool to help joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) excel in New Brunswick.

JHSCs are critical in helping employers develop and maintain healthy and safe workplaces. They’re an important communication link between employees and management and can help create and maintain a positive health and safety culture. Effective JHSCs can influence injury and illness prevention in our province.

WorkSafeNB’s new self-evaluation tool allows JHSCs to measure their committee’s effectiveness and see areas they can improve on.

It focuses on six areas: structure; awareness and communication; employer interaction and support; hazard identification; recommendations; and meeting minutes.

Is your committee working at its best to help your workplace stay healthy and safe? Take the How Effective is your JHSC? quiz to find out!

Please note that this quiz is intended for JHSCs in fixed workplaces. Different requirements apply to committees for project sites.

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