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Does a health and safety committee chairperson have to be an employee?

Question: We are presently struggling to find volunteers for the chairperson role of our health and safety committee and are wondering what our options are.

Is it prohibited under health and safety legislation to appoint an independent non-worker to act as chairperson for the committee? Also, what processes do we need to follow to adjust the size of the committee, e.g. streamline the numbers or reduce managers acting as worker representatives?

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