Joint local safety committees

Joint local safety committees (LSCs) play a key role in promoting a healthy and safe working environment for all building occupants.  LSCs are comprised of worker and employer representatives working together to review safety issues, make recommendations, and to participate with health and safety initiatives at their local (unit) level.    

Information on emergency planning, including training responsibilities for BECs/FECs, is coordinated through Emergency Planning.  Please visit their website for more information.

If you have any questions about Local safety committees, please contact  

Joint local safety committee Responsible Dean/Director Management Co-chair Employee Co-chair
Animal Care Services Veterinary Director ACS Husbandry Coordinator  aca2@uvic.ca
Athletics AVP, Student Affairs Shelby Dreher Paul Johnson
Business & Economics and David Strong Dean, Faculty of Business Kevan Gorham Jake Ganzeveld
Campus Security Director, Campus Security Patrick Seward Sherri Edwards
Campus Services AVP, Student Affairs Amanda Hawkins Jennifer Mason
Child Care Services Director, Campus Services Kim Ainsworth TBD
Clearihue Dean, Faculty of Humanities; CIO Dave Bakken Consuela Corvig
David Turpin and Cornett Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Rosemary Barlow Jindra Belanger
Education Dean, Faculty of Education Samantha Knudson Pam Bevan
Engineering Dean, Faculty of Engineering Mary-Anne Teo Erin Robinson
Facilities Management Executive Director, FMGT Leigh Andersen TBD
Fine Arts Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts TBD Iona Hubner
Food Services Executive Director, Student Services Kelly Bailey Janice Hepburn
Health & Wellness Executive Director, Student Services Dawn Schell Kirk Mercer
Human & Social Development Dean, Faculty of HSD Penny Waterman Coretta Peets
Jamie Cassels Centre AVP, Student Affairs TBD Nykita Downie
Law Dean, Faculty of Law Wendy Seager Michael Rheault
Mearns Centre University Librarian  Louise Labonte Marthese Cassar 
Michael Williams and Continuing Studies VPFO; Dean, Faculty of Continuing Studies Trish Atchison Jeta Rugova-Plakolli
Ocean Networks Canada President, Ocean Networks Canada Meghan Paulson Brian Kaltenberger
Proteomics Centre Dean of Science David Schibli Angela Jackson
Residence Services Executive Director, Student Services Kathryn MacLeod TBD
Saunders Annex Executive Director, Financial Services; Director, Campus Services Sean Guldin Christopher Lora
Science and Medicine Dean, Faculty of Science; Head, Medical Science Igor Chetyrin David Leitch
Sedgewick and Hickman AVP, Human Resources Sarah Hood Jodie Walsh
University Huts Q & R Director, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health Jo Ann Miller Leah Potter

Joint LSCs are responsible for:

  • Conducting documented monthly meetings, with designated Employee and Management co-Chairs.
  • Participating in general annual building inspection of common areas.
  • Conducting and reviewing incident investigations, hazard report reviews or other WorkSafeBC investigations, as appropriate.
Full details on LSC roles and responsibilities are described in the University and Joint Local Safety Committee Terms of Reference. 

Each LSC is required by WorkSafeBC to complete an annual evaluation of their committee's activities.

LSC Co-Chairs should complete the annual evaluation form and review it with their membership no later than February, for the previous year's activities.

Please contact  if you have any questions or require assistance.  

All new members to Local Safety Committees (LSC) are required by WorkSafeBC to complete a prescribed course within six months of joining the LSC. 

Please visit the LSC training page for enrollment.