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Did you know Manitoba laws say workplaces with more than five people must pick a worker representative to monitor their health and safety systems? And if you have 20 or more people on staff, you need to set up a Safety Committee?
Who is my committee or worker representative?
Committees have four to 12 people, with at least half from non-management. Usually members are elected for two-year terms. A management member and a worker member co-chair the committee.
Worker representatives are chosen by their fellow workers.
How often do they meet?
Committee meetings are held every three months, plus anytime there is an urgent matter. (For smaller businesses, a worker representative meets with you in the same way.) At least half of worker members and half of management members must be present when the committee makes decisions, and meeting minutes must be recorded. Read the instructions to find a template and learn how to share the minutes with employees and the province.
What are the responsibilities of the committee/representative?
What are my responsibilities as the employer?
Watch the Committee Basics video