Health and Safety Committee

Q - Should First Aid Committees or first aiders respond to enquiries from the WPHSC?

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The following sections of the CLC Part II state:

Specific duties of employer

125. (1)
...(z.06) consult the workplace committee or the health and safety representative in the implementation of changes that might affect occupational health and safety, including work processes and procedures; and

Information

135. (8) A work place committee, in respect of the work place for which it is established, may request from an employer any information that the committee considers necessary to identify existing or potential hazards with respect to materials, processes, equipment or activities.

Access

135. (9) A work place committee, in respect of the work place for which it is established, shall have full access to all of the government and employer reports, studies and tests relating to the health and safety of the employees, or to the parts of those reports, studies and tests that relate to the health and safety of employees, but shall not have access to the medical records of any person except with the person’s consent.

A - It is clear that the preceding sections confirm the requirement to respond to the WPHSC’s enquiries.  The First Aid/AED Co-Ordinator would most probably respond.