Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Joint Health & Safety Committees

The purpose of this document is to assist departments and crown corporations in determining whether their workplace requires a “Joint Health and Safety Committee” or a “Health & Safety Representative”. Upon determination, this will assist the department or crown corporation in developing and implementing the applicable element of their health and safety management system.   

Membership of a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)

When 20 or more workers are regularly employed at a workplace (a place where a worker is engaged in work) for a period exceeding one month, the employer shall ensure the establishment of a JHSC as per Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act), Section 12.  

The following templates will assist with the establishment and maintenance of a Joint Health and Safety Committee:

Selection of a Health and Safety Representative

When less than 20 employees are regularly employed at a workplace (a place where an employee is engaged in work) for a period exceeding one month and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • A workplace having 5 or more employees, classified under the Yukon Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (YOHSR), Minimum First Aid Regulations, as an “A” hazard. 
  • A workplace having 10 or more employees, classified under the YOHSR, Minimum First Aid Regulations, as a “B” hazard. 
  • A workplace having 15 or more employees, classified under the YOHSR, Minimum First Aid Regulations, as a “C” hazard. 

the employer shall ensure the selection of one or more health and safety representatives who do not exercise managerial or supervisory and will represent the health and safety of those in their immediate workplace, as per OHS Act, Section 13.  

The following templates will assist in the establishment and maintenance of a Health and Safety Representative: