Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee

The Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (JOHSC) is an advisory committee to the President's Executive Committee (PEC).

Mandated by Alberta Occupational Health & Safety legislation, the JOHSC brings together representatives from all levels of the University to discuss and address health and safety-related concerns at MRU. The JOHSC allows workers to participate in occupational health and safety and supports their three basic rights: 

  • The right to know
  • The right to participate
  • The right to refuse dangerous work

Concerns may be brought directly to a member of the JOHSC or communicated to EH&S to pass along: Additional information on the MRU JOHSC can be found in the Terms of Reference.

The Government of Alberta provides a summary of the requirements and responsibilities of worksite health and safety committees on their website and through a 30-minute webinar.



Member Committee Role University Role Email Phone
Rachelle McGrath Co-Chair Director, Wellness Services 403.440.5619
Crystal Koch Co-Chair Office of Institutional Research and Planning 403.440.6396
Robert Siklodi EH&S Resource Manager, EH&S 403.440.6180
Scharie Tavcer Member Associate Professor, Dept of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies 403.440.6383
Mark Friesen Member Manager, Labour Relations 403.440.6033
Stephanie Zettel Member Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Health, Community & Education 403.440.8653
Joe Frazao Member Architectural Supervisor, Facilities Management  403.899.5678
Dave McLean Member Director, Marketing  403.440.5538
Amy McCarthy Member Administrative Assistant, Faculty of  Science and Technology 403.440.6149
Helena Myllykoski Member Instructor, Bissett School of Business  403.440.8654


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