CREOD

Joint Health and Safety Committee Program of Research

CREOD has led a series of studies investigating the effectiveness of Joint Health and Safety Committees. A poster has been developed to share the genesis of this program of research and its early journey.

Results from the initial studies have been published:

Nichol K, Kudla I, Manno M, McCaskell L, Sikorski J, Holness DL.  Form and function of joint health and safety committees in Ontario acute care hospitals.  Healthcare  Quarterly 2009;12:86-92.

Holness DL, Hayes L, Nichol K, Kudla I, Nincic V.  Joint health and safety committees – what is their impact in the acute care hospital.  Work 2016;53:763-773.

Nichol K, Kudla I, Robson L, Hon C-Y, Holness DL.  The development and testing of a tool to assess joint health and safety committee functioning and effectiveness.  Am J Ind Med. 2017;60:368-376.

We have tested the JHSC assessment tool in the education sector.

Based on findings from this series of investigations, an interactive web-based tool to assess JHSC effectiveness has been developed that is relevant for both multi-workplace and single-workplace JHSCs. Based on findings from this series of investigations, an interactive web-based tool to assess JHSC effectiveness has been developed that is relevant for both multi-workplace and single-workplace JHSCs. English and French versions of the web-based tool are available.

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