Safety committees and meetings

An engaged and effective safety committee can help businesses eliminate hazards and control costs, and—most importantly—help employees stay safe. If you’re new to safety committees, these resources will help you get started.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about safety committees and other safety topics. Start here:

Online training
Safety committees and safety meetings: What you need to know and how to get started
As an Oregon employer, you are required to have a safety committee or hold regular safety meetings. We'll walk you through the steps to find out which one is right for your business.
Duration 10 minutes | Watch now  [Spanish]


New to safety? Start here [PDF]
Just took over the safety role and not sure how to begin? This handout provide links to safety resources to help you get started.

Safety committee resource guide
Managing an effective safety committee takes planning and organization. This resource guide assembles several useful tools to help safety committees run smoothly-and help prevent workplace injuries. 

Energize your safety committee [PDF] [Spanish]
Here are 10 ways to energize your safety committee and achieve outstanding results. 

Form | (10 or fewer employees)  Safety meeting minutes [Spanish] [PDF]

Form |  Safety committee minutes [Spanish] [fillable word document]

Form | Safety committee recommendation form [Spanish] [fillable word document]

Form |  Safety committee agenda & minutes [PDF]

Effective hazard recognition and control [PDF]
Safety committees are required by law to conduct quarterly hazard inspections. This comprehensive guide will help you set up inspections and walk you through a variety of potential workplace hazards.


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