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Effective Safety and Health Committee

How to establish a safety and health committee?

A safety and health committee are an essential component of a healthy workplace environment. They are group of dedicated employees that will get beneficial since they could have an avenue to bring up safety concern. In fact, they could assist organization to identify and control hazard before they cause an injury. Either you have a safety and health committee already or are thinking of starting one, below are the regulations according to Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994.



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Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Committee) Regulations 1996

1.     Composition of Safety and Health Committee must include;

  • Chairman (Employer or authorized manager)

  • Secretary (Safety and Health Officer)

  • Employer representative

  • Employee representative


Organizational Chart for Safety Committee
Minimum number of person in Safety and Health Committee Team

2.     Determine the optimum size of committee

  • If there are 100 person or less employed at the workplace, Safety and Health Committee member should be not less than two representatives of employer and employee.

  • If there are more than 100 persons in the workplace, there shall not be less than 4 employer and employee representatives of the committee.


3.     Function of safety and health committee

  • Assist in development of safety and health rules and safe system of work

  • Review the effectiveness of safety and health program

  • Carry out studies on trends of incidents at the workplace

  • Review the safety and health policies at the workplace

  • Conduct inspection at workplace


4.     Frequency of safety and health committee meeting

Frequent meeting may be necessary with the risk attendant on the nature of work but shall not meet less than once in three months

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