Safety committees

A safety committee structure supports and guides programs at SFU. The committees are comprised of:

  • A Central University Health and Safety Committee (CUHSC)
  • Local Joint Health and Safety committees (LJHSC)
  • Research-related safety committees (Radiation, Biosafety and Diving).

Local Joint Health and Safety Committees

The Local Joint Health and Safety Committees (LJHSC) report to department heads. They assist in monitoring departmental safety programs, safety concerns raised by employees and students, make recommendations to department heads and promote safety communication.

Terms of reference

The Local Joint Health and Safety Committees are established by their terms of reference.

Inspection checklist

The LJHSC are responsible for conducting inspections of their areas of responsibility.  Please use the forms provided below.

Central University Health and Safety Committee

The Central University Health and Safety Committee (CUHSC) reports to the Chief Safety Officer and addresses safety policies and safety issues arising in public areas.  It also promotes communication and information sharing among local joint health and safety committees.  

Terms of reference

The Central University Health and Safety Committee (CUHSC) is established by its terms of reference.

Membership & meeting minutes

Review the current CUHSC list of voting members and meeting minutes.

Additional resources for safety committee members are available on the safety committee SharePoint site.

Safety inspections

The objective of inspections is to identify safety hazards in order for them to be mitigated/eliminated. All inspections should be documented. Use the templates below to assist with documentation and reporting. These templates can be modified to meet your needs.

Safety committee member guidance document

A guidance document is available for safety committee members that outlines the mandate of safety committees, the roles and responsibilities of committee members, communication between CUHSC and the LJHSCs, and how safety concerns/issues are raised from the LJHSCs to CUHSC.

WorkSafeBC inspection reports