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 physical workplace inspections;
  • holding regular meetings;
  • raising awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace;
  • and providing recommendations to the employer to mitigate risks associated with identified 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.

Upcoming Meetings:

Bi weekly COVID-19 Update meetings

June 24, 2020

September 30, 2020

November 25, 2020

Meeting Minutes

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

March 25, 2020

January 29, 2020

November 27, 2019

September 25, 2019

June 26, 2019

March 27, 2019

January 30, 2019

November 28, 2018

September 26, 2018 (moved to October 3)

Meeting 204 – June 27, 2018

Meeting 203 – April 11, 2018

Meeting 202 – January 24, 2018

Meeting 197 – January 25, 2017

Record of Meeting 198 – March 29, 2017

Meeting 199 – June 28, 2017

Meeting 200 – September 27, 2017

Meeting 201 – November 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


New JHSC Member Toolkit

A Guide for Joint Health and Safety Committees – MOL  

Inspection Checklists/Guidelines