Safety Committees – How to run an Occupational Health and Safety Meeting
Warning – some may find this very boring! Others may not 🙂
School committees, sporting committees, church committees and workplace committees … we are all familiar with different committees but how do committees function and what elements combine to make an effective committee. A committee is a group of people, usually people with a vested interest, brought together to manage, address or oversee a particular organisation, part of an organisation or a particular problem or issue. For a committee to be effective: • Its role must be clearly defined. • The goals and objectives must be understood by all committee members. • And it must be able to meet in a timely manner to address problems and issues that arise. The word committee is derived from the word commit, and commitment to achieve its goals and objectives is the basis of any successful committee. The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of Workplace Safety Committees and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.