The establishment of a unit safety committee is one of the important elements of the university’s unit safety program template.
A safety committee should be a forum which helps identify and resolve safety concerns and an important resource unit administrators can call upon to help manage the unit's overall safety program. An effective unit safety committee solicits concerns and ideas, addresses and/or coordinates solutions to safety problems, investigates accidents, audits the progress of unit safety initiatives, provides a conduit to distribute information, maintains a liaison with the university-level University Safety & Loss Control Committee, and serves as a primary contact the Environmental Health & Safety Office can call upon for help in resolving and/or disseminating information related to safety issues.
For additional information and list of resources that are available to help establish and maintain safety committees, as well as the other elements included in the university’s unit safety program template, please see "Building a Safety Program" under Forms & Templates.
- Unit Safety Committee Orientation – Forming Effective Safety Committees and Reducing Accidents/Incidents
For more information
Patricia Baker, COSS, CIWCS
Occupational Safety Specialist