Safety Meetings and Committees

A little planning goes a long way when your goal is to hold regular, productive safety meetings.  L&I offers a variety of useful resources for your meetings.  

  • Learn what's required:
    • General Business (WAC 296-800-130)
      If you have: Then:
      10 or fewer employees You may choose to have Safety Meetings instead of having a Safety Committee.
      11 or more employees on the same shift at the same location You must have a Safety Committee.
      11 or more employees, but they work on different shifts and there are 10 or fewer on each shift, or
      11 or more employees, but they work in widely separate locations and there are 10 or fewer ateach location.
      You may choose to have Safety Meetings instead of having a Safety Committee.
    • Construction (WAC 296-155-110 (5)(a)
      Crew safety meetings must be held at the beginning of every job, then at least weekly after that.
    • Agriculture (WAC 296-307-033)
      Foreman-crew safety meetings must be held at least monthly or whenever there are significant changes in job assignments.
  • Plan for:

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