Joint Health and Safety Committees - Health & Safety Reps

The University of Guelph is committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all faculty, staff and students. In order to encourage University wide participation in maintaining a well-functioning Internal Responsibility System, the University maintains a Central Joint Health and Safety Committee (CJHSC) and Local Joint Health and Safety Committees (LJHSC) that were formally approved by the Ministry of Labour on the main campus, and Joint Health and Safety Committees or Health and Safety Representatives, at the Ridgetown Campus and the research stations.  These committees and representatives accurately reflect the interests and needs of the University community and meet the legal requirements prescribed by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The CJHSC and LJHSC Terms of Reference and membership of all Joint Health and Safety Committees and appointed Health and Safety Representatives are available on Courselink, as are the minutes of the CJHSC and inspection records. You can access this information by registering for the Joint Health and Safety Committee course.

The Central Joint Health and Safety Committee (CJHSC) has developed questions that may be included as part of workplace inspections. The intent of these questions is to raise awareness of various resources, policies and programs available at the University which influence the health, safety and well-being of all employees. These questions are not mandatory and may be asked at the discretion of the worker conducting the workplace inspection. To provide guidance as to where information and resources may be found employees can be directed to the website below. A copy of the brochure with this information is available online or by requesting a hardcopy via email to 

Checklist: Raising Awareness - Health, Safety & Well-Being

Checklist: CJHSC COVID-19 Workplace Inspection

Resources: Raising Awareness - Health, Safety & Well-Being