Service-Wide Committee on Occupational Health and Safety

As per the terms of reference, the Service Wide Occupational Health and Safety Committee (SWOHS) will assist and provide advice to policy committees at the departmental and agency level in meeting Canada Labour Code requirements and in promoting health and safety best practices in the federal public service.

Much like your Policy Committee, SWOHS is responsible for:

Minutes from the SWOHS Committee meetings, along with other pertinent information, will be posted on the NJC Website under SWOHS Communiqués

Should you have a specific item that you would like discussed at the SWOHS meetings, please use the attached referral form.  It is important to note that the policy committee co-chairs, from the department/agency making the referral must agree with the referral.

All communication to SWOHS should be sent to the NJC.

Referral to Service Wide Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Referring Policy Committee:         



Date of Referral:      




Name of Employee Co-Chair:                              



Name of Employer Co-Chair:       




Local Employer’s written response
to issue being referred






Statement of Issue:







Committee Comments :










*Please include all pertinent documentation including any records of discussion at which this issue was discussed. Submit the form to the NJC.