UTM is committed to provide a safe and healthy workplace environment for its faculty, staff and students and such a goal can only be accomplished through a joint effort from all involved personnel (faculty, students, supervisors and workers).

This is the essence of the internal responsibility system which recognizes that it is the workplace parties themselves who are in the best position to identify and resolve problems relating to workplace health and safety.  At the UTM, the internal responsibility system ideally involves everyone from the Vice President and Principal to the individual worker.

The cornerstone of the internal responsibility system is the joint health and safety committee which is an advisory group made up of worker (non-managerial) and managerial representatives.  The committee meets regularly to discuss health and safety concerns, review progress and make recommendations.  The role of the joint health and safety committee is a truly significant and powerful one; the workplace partnership to improve health and safety depends on the committee.