The TAC is composed of a minimum of 10 individuals that include representation from small (less than one million dollars accessible payroll), medium (one to five million dollars in accessible payroll) and large companies (over five million dollars accessible payroll).
TAC members should represent both the food processing and manufacturing sectors. The representative from these companies may have wide range of expertise including, but not limited to, human resources, occupational health and safety, operations personnel and technical experts.
A minimum of 80% of the TAC should represent companies with current membership status with the Alliance.
The TAC will also have two WorkSafeBC representatives: one from Industry Labour Services – Manufacturing sector and one from the Partners Program.
The Alliance’s Chief Operations Officer will be chairing the TAC while an administrative assistant will be the secretary/minute taker.
The TAC may also have guest presentation from various department staff from the Alliance depending on the topic of presentation/project.
The Committee is under the Chief Operating Officer, who reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
The Technical Advisory Committee is steered by the Committee Chairperson. In the absence of the Committee Chair the TAC member who is hosting the meeting will act as Co-Chair and steer the meeting. The Co-Chair will have no other duties. The committee’s reporting responsibility is to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC with a dotted line to the Board of Directors.
It is expected that the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors provide advice and guidance to the Committee at any time on all matters pertaining to the Committee and its work processes.
Meetings are designed to bring together the participating parties and collectively discuss and resolve the association’s concerns or suggestions regarding the content of the safety material.
The Committee will conduct face-to-face meetings on a bi-monthly basis. The date and time of the meetings are determined by the Committee Chair in consultation with the Committee.
Committee members will serve without remuneration, but will be reimbursed for appropriate travel expenses incurred in performing their duties, according to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC’s expense guidelines.
A summary record of each meeting will be prepared by the staff as soon as possible and communicated to all associations through their representatives on the standing committee.
The Committee is free to invite interested persons whom they feel can make a positive impact in the development to the meetings.
Within this same vein, interested parties would also be welcome to submit papers providing their views, expertise, and opinions on particular subjects relevant to the Industry Recognized Practices and these would be considered by the committee.
If you are interested in serving industry by becoming a TAC member, please download the Committee Nominations Form.