What are the rules for the new testing sites in relation to OH&S? Do we have Occupational Health Committees (OHCs) and if so, how do we find out who is on this committee?

What are the rules for the new testing sites in relation to OH&S? Do we have Occupational Health Committees (OHCs) and if so, how do we find out who is on this committee?

Answer

New testing sites are being set up and the same rules apply – every work site is required to have an OHC (or an Occupational Health and Safety Representative in sites with 10 or less employees) - as well as a system of reporting accidents, injuries, and near misses. We’ve asked the Employer to send us the list of members who work at these testing sites in order to select OHC members – we have our Top Officers communicating with these members to see who is interested in joining their OHC – if you’re working at a new site and want more information for your OHC, please contact the MRC.