An impartial voice at the table

H&S needs an independent expert to help management and labour work together
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

When Guy Chenard joined Lambton Generating Station as health and safety officer in 1999, the joint health and safety committee was struggling.

“It wasn’t a terrible committee, they were still one of the better ones,” he says. But everyone agreed the JHSC at Ontario Power Generation’s Sarnia-area facility wasn’t working the way it should and they set out to fix it.

One of the keys to a smoothly run joint health and safety committee is having an impartial expert available as a resource for the rest of the committee, says Chenard, of his role.