Section 37(2) (previously 131(2)) of the Act requires a joint committee to meet at least once a month.
A JHSC must develop its own Rules of Procedures, which should include rules on how and when meetings will be held.
Historically, most JHSC meetings were held in person, but the Act does not prevent teleconference or virtual meetings. A joint committee could temporarily adopt new procedures for virtual or telephone meetings for the duration of the pandemic.
In-person JHSC meetings may continue for a small number of people in a space large enough to allow safe physical distances.
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