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Mine Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Committee

Overview

Function

The Mine Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Committee was established to advise and make recommendations on matters concerning the Mine Health and Safety Act and regulations; matters concerning occupational health and safety of persons working in or about a mine; and any matter concerning the occupational health and safety of persons working in a mine that is referred to it by the Minister from time to time.

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Authority

Mine Health and Safety Act (NWT)

Board Composition

The Committee consists of at least seven members: a Chief Inspector, three members are recommended by workers, three members recommended by owners, and other such members as the Minister considers advisable to appoint.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members.

Chairperson

The Committee designates one of its members to be the Chairperson.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice Chairperson.

Quorum

The Act is silent on quorum.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the Minister Responsible for the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission under section 48(1) of the Mine Health and Safety Act.

Term Duration

The Act is silent on a fixed term. By convention, members are appointed for a term of four years.

Time and Travel Requirements

The Chairperson shall call a meeting within one year of the Act coming into force and subsequent meetings between 18 months and 2 years after the last meeting.

At the request of the Minister, the Chairperson may convene a meeting within 18 months of the last meeting.

Remuneration

Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.

Category - Advisory

Chairperson - up to $300 per day

Member - up to $250 per day

Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings

Other Considerations

N/A

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Chair
(Worker representative)
(Vacant - 4 year term) Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
2. Member
(Worker Representative)
(Vacant - 4 year term) Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
3. Member
(Worker Representative)
(Vacant - 4 year term) Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
4. Member
(Owner Representative)
(Vacant - 4 year term) Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
5. Member
(Owner Representative)
(Vacant - 4 year term) Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
6. Member
(Owner Representative)
(Vacant - 4 year term) Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
7. Member
(Chief Inspector)
Delbert Hausauer 2018-09-25 Indeterminate n/a Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

(Board details as of Dec 09, 2019)