Terms of Reference for UNB Departmental Safety Groups

  • The Group shall be selected by and be responsible to the administrative head of the department.
  • The Group will consist of as many members as the administrative head of the department thinks is necessary.
  • The administrative head of the department or the members may select a Chairperson.
  • The members should become knowledgeable on the New Brunswick Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • All members are responsible for safe practices and recommending changes to improve health and safety in the workplace.
  • The group will meet when necessary, preferably monthly and maintain minutes of meetings.
  • The group shall record minutes of each meeting and forward a copy of the minutes to the office of the Safety Office.

Procedures for Dealing with Complaints or Concerns:

  • In the first instance the concern should be identified to the employee's supervisor.
  • If the concern is not resolved, the employee should approach the administrative head of the department.
  • If the concern is not resolved, the employee may approach the departmental Safety Group. The Safety Group may make recommendations to the administrative head.
  • If the concern is still not resolved, the employee may refer the matter to the University Joint Health & Safety Committee.

Facilities Management Personnel Only

  • Health and safety concerns of Facilities Management employees required to work in other University departments shall be directed to their Facilities Management supervisor prior to commencement of work.