Joint Health & Safety Committees (JHSC)
The University of Toronto, as an employer, is responsible under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act for establishing and maintaining joint health and safety committees in the workplace. These committees, consisting of representatives of workers and management, serve to provide consultation and meaningful input from employees in matters relating to health and safety.
Because the University is a large, decentralized organization which is widely dispersed geographically, a number of health and safety committees have been established based on academic faculties and departments or employee unions. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety monitors the operations of these local committees.