What’s a Local Safety Team (LST)?
Many areas of UBC have a variety of work groups and workplaces, which have a diverse set of functions and related potential hazards. Where one JOHSC would be overwhelmed by the scale and scope of their mandate, there is the ability to organize and implement Local Safety Teams (LSTs) to provide site-specific safety information to the JOHSC.
Unlike JOHSCs, the LSTs are not required nor governed under The Workers Compensation Act. They exist to provide assistance on safety items and issues within their mandate and provide information, recommendations, and support to the JOHSC.