Announcement Improved JHSC minutes template for committees

September 25, 2023

WorkSafeNB is pleased to share an improved minutes template for New Brunswick joint heath and safety committees (JHSCs). The template comes after consultation with JHSCs across the province.

JHSC meeting minutes are a legislative requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. JHSCs must use a template approved by WorkSafeNB and submit the completed minutes to WorkSafeNB after each meeting.

Workplaces can use the template provided by WorkSafeNB or customize the template to their specific needs (requires final WorkSafeNB approval – see interpretation for more information).

The new template offers:

  • Improved clarity for workplace location
  • Clarification for agenda sections
  • Email and phone information for co-chairpersons
  • English only, French only and bilingual versions
  • Word and fillable PDF options

Access the Word format documents

WorkSafeNB now offers one email address for all minutes submissions: Fax and mail submission continues to also be available.

The OHS Act requires JHSCs for workplaces with 20 or more employees in the same location. Project sites differ.  

JHSCs are a vital tool in creating and maintaining positive, injury-free health and safety workplaces in our province.

Learn more about JHSCs and the requirements: Fixed workplaces; project sites.


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