Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council
To assist in creating safer, healthier workplaces for Islanders, the Council will provide advice to Workers Compensation Board on OH&S matters throughout the province and advise government on proposed revisions to the legislation.
The Council may advise the Board on (a) the administration of this Act and the regulations; (b) occupational health and safety, including providing recommendations and monitoring and reporting on occupational health and safety throughout the province; (c) the exclusion of a constructor, contractor, profession, project, worker, workplace, self-employed person or an employer, owner, occupation or industry from all or part of the application of this Act or the regulations; (d) any other matter relating to occupational health and safety, including amendments to this Act or the regulations.
The Minister shall appoint as members to the Council persons who have knowledge and experience relating to the principles and promotion of occupational health and safety, as follows: (a) three persons representing workers; (b) three persons representing employers; (c) the Director; (d) the chairperson of the Board or a person designated by the
chairperson; and (e) one person representing the general public.
Work & Experience Requirements
Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Minister shall appoint all members.
Traditional Nomination Requirements
Anticipated Time Commitments
The term of office of a member of the Council, or person appointed to act in place of a member of the Council, shall be the term specified in the instrument of appointment. A member of the Council whose term of office has expired is eligible for re-appointment to the Council.