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Creating a safety committee

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The mission of a Health and Safety Committee is to promote a healthy and safe environment for employees and visitors alike.

A Safety Committee can vary based upon the organization’s culture, operations and needs.  Ideally, the committee should be formed of both management and employees representing the organization.

The success of a safety committee will not be overnight, nor will it not experience some pitfalls and setbacks. To succeed, the organization needs to be committed to building a successful team, communicating often and be open to adjusting as the group forms and settles into their assigned duties. Creating a safety committee will not be a ‘cure all’ for identifying and solving safety problems; however, they can be a great tool for developing and improving a safety program.

Safety Committees must have a specific purpose and well-defined goals. Committee members can be the ‘eyes and ears’ for reporting safety concerns and play a key role in identifying corrective actions.


This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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