Joint Health & Safety Committees

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires workplaces with 20 or more employees to establish a Joint Health & Safety Committee (abbreviation: JHSC). These advisory committees are composed of representatives selected from management and workers such that at least 50% of the committee members represent the workers. The function of the JHSC is to support the Internal Responsibility System for workplace health and safety by:

  • Meeting regularly (minimum every 3 months)
  • Conducting workplace inspections
  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards
  • Being consulted about workplace testing
  • Making recommendations to improve workplace health and safety

Mohawk College has a joint health and safety committee at each of the campuses. Click on the links below to see who your committee members are.

Fennell Campus

Administrative Representatives

Anthony D'Alessandro (Certified Member, Committee Co-Chair), Director
Facilities Planning & Engineering, Room B101G
905-575-1212 ext. 2401

Linda Grgurich, Director
Human Resources and Labour Relations Consulting, Room F102
905-575-1212 ext. 2228

Margaret Thomson (Certified Member), Director
Co-Op & Community Employment Services, Room J137C
905-575-1212 ext. 2165

Henry Colyn, Director, Facility Operations
Facility Services, B101D
905-575-1212 ext. 2269

Faculty Representatives (Local 240)

Sabu Joseph (Certified Member), Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Room E240D
905-575-1212 ext. 3172

Heather Giardine-Tuck, Coordinator
Language Studies Communications, Room A126
905-575-1212 ext. 4065

Support Staff Representatives (Local 241)

Randy Travis, Technologist
Chemical & Environmental, Room E305A
905-575-1212 ext. 4468

Jason Gowland, Shipper/Receiver
Purchasing Services, Room C061
905-575-1212 ext. 2172

Resources

Geoffrey White, Occupational Health & Safety Consultant
Fennell Campus, Room A019b
905-575-2225

Holly Cramm, HR Assistant
Room F102
905-575-1212 ext. 2047

 

McMaster Campus

Administrative Representatives

Catharine Cunningham (Certified Member, Co-Chair), Operations Manager
Faculty of Community & Urban Studies & Health Sciences, Room 120
905-540-4247 ext. 26777

Faculty Representatives (Local 240)

Michael W.K. Chan (Certified Member), Professor
OTA & PTA Diploma Program, Room 315
905-540-4247 ext. 21180

Renata Lumsden, Professor
Medical Imaging, Room 131
905-540-4247 ext. 21423

Support Staff Representatives (Local 241)

Bongi Dube (Certified Member, Co-Chair), Assistant to Associate Dean
BScN, Practical Nursing, PSW Department, Room 117
905-540-4247 ext. 26741

Tim Crevar (Certified Member)
IAHS Building Services, Room 141
905-540-4247 ext. 26769

Resources

Geoffrey White, Occupational Health & Safety Consultant
Fennell Campus, Room A019b
905-575-2225

Recording Secretary

Rebecca Matone, Customer Service Assistant
The Square, IAHS
905-540-4247 ext. 26107

 

Stoney Creek Campus

Administrative Representatives

Laura Side (Certified Member, Co-Chair), Operations Manager
Faculty of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship, Room A111a
905-575-1212 ext. 2501

Faculty Representatives (Local 240)

Craig Cooper, Professor
Electrical, Fuels, Green Technology, Room C114
905-575-1212 ext. 2520

Dave Wrobel, Professor
Carpentry , Room C133
905-575-1212 ext. 5215

Support Staff Representatives (Local 241)

Gary Strong (Co-Chair)
Facilities Management, Receiving
905-575-1212 ext. 5010

Roman Szpurko (Certified Member), Technologist/Instructor
Construction and Building Systems, Room D105
905-575-1212 ext. 5272

Resource Members

Geoffrey White, Occupational Health & Safety Consultant
Fennell Campus, Room A019b
905-575-2225

Recording Secretary

Pia Foss-Pedersen
Room A111
905-575-1212 ext. 5074