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Governance Committees Work Health and Safety Committee

Work Health and Safety Committee

The purpose of the Work Health and Safety Committee is to consider and advise the Council on strategic governance issues relating to work, health, safety, in particular, consider and advise on the University’s compliance with its obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld), and progress towards AS 4801 and ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001.

The Committee was first established as the Workplace Health and Safety Committee, a Sub-Committee of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee on 26 March 2012. It was then established as a Committee of Council on 10 April 2014 and was renamed the Health, Safety and Environment Committee on 4 December 2014. It became a sub-committee of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee on 8 December 2016 and was renamed the Health, Safety and Environment Sub-Committee. It was renamed the Work Health and Safety Committee with a direct reporting line to Council on 26 November 2019. It has eight members including two co-opted additional members.