1. Meetings
  2. Inspections
    1. Reports and Schedules
  3. Resources

Carleton’s Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is made up of employer and worker representatives from different areas of the Carleton community. Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Section 9), the JHSC’s role consists of:

  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards in the workplace;
  • conducting regular workplace inspections;
  • hold regular meetings;
  • raise awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace;
  • and working with the employer to mitigate risks associated with hazards.

For more information on the JHSC’s role in a healthy and safe workplace, consult the committee’s Terms of Reference.

Should you have any questions about the JHSC, are interested in joining the committee or have safety concerns that you wish to discuss, please feel free to contact us at ehs@carleton.ca or contact any committee member directly.


The JHSC meets several times a year to discuss health and safety issues, resolutions and areas of improvement. The committee also discusses awareness of health and safety in the workplace and opportunities for community engagement.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting 192 – January 20, 2016

Meeting 193 – March 30, 2016

Meeting 194 – June 29, 2016

Record of Meeting 195 – September 28, 2016

Meeting 196 – November 30, 2016

Meeting 197 – January 25, 2017

Meeting 198 – March 29, 2017

Archived Meeting Minutes


As Carleton’s campus consists of many different buildings, inspections are distributed in such a way that every space is inspected annually. At least one member of the JHSC will conduct the inspection, often with the help of building occupants. Afterwards, inspection reports are posted online and building authorities are notified of required actions. The complete workplace inspection process can be found here.

A report template is provided as well as inspection checklists for the various types of workplaces encountered at Carleton University.

Reports and Schedules

2017 Inspection Schedule

JHSC 2017 Inspections

JHSC 2016 Inspections

Archived Inspection Schedules and Reports

JHSC Inspection report template


A Guide for Joint Health and Safety Committees – MOL  

Inspection Checklists/Guidelines