UHSC transition to multiple JOHSCs

In order to enhance our safety culture, UBC is redesigning our University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC). Starting in April, Risk Management Services (RMS) will begin the transition across UBC, completing on November 1, 2017.

Through this program, RMS will be helping the Vancouver campus move from one large UHSC—which covers the entire campus and its diverse employee groups—to a cluster of smaller Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC), which will cover each employee group within a single VP’s portfolio. Each JOHSC will report their safety recommendations up through revised structures under one of our VPs.

JOHSC Project Updates

UBC’s Safety Committee Transformation Almost Complete

UBC's transition to distributed multiple Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (JOHSC) structure is on-target to be completed this November.

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Joint Health and Safety Committee transitions set to begin pilot in Building Operations, Energy & Water, and Student Housing & Hospitality Services

In order to enhance our safety culture, UBC is redesigning our University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC). Starting in April, Risk Management Services (RMS) will pilot a new structure with Building Operations, Energy & Water Services, and Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS)—departments whose work puts them at higher risk for safety issues. Once the […]

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University Joint Health and Safety Committee to restructure

To enhance UBC’s safety culture, Risk Management Services is working to reorganize the structure of our Vancouver campus’ University Health and Safety Committee. To reflect our growing university, WorkSafeBC has asked for a variation and issued orders to allow UBC’s Vancouver campus to move from a single University Health and Safety Committee to multiple Joint […]

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