The University of Toronto as an employer is responsible for establishing and maintaining joint health and safety committees to deal with health and safety issues concerning employees in all bargaining units and other employee groups in the University workplaces.

The University of Toronto and its employees firmly believe that through joint investigations of health and safety issues and joint resolution of these issues, the workplace will be co-operatively maintained in a safe and healthy condition.

The University of Toronto and its employees acknowledge that the proper functioning of the Committee can only be carried out where the representatives of the parties are committed to their responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and agree to promote a co-operative, positive and progressive effort concerning health and safety in the workplace.

The UTM Joint Health and Safety Committee has adopted these terms of reference to guide its operations, as outlined under the University of Toronto’s Handbook of Operating Procedures for Joint Health and Safety Committees.