Upon the written request of any employee, each employer subject to the workers' compensation law shall appoint a safety committee. The safety committee shall consist of not less than three committee members, one of whom must be a nonsupervisory employee. The safety committee shall advise the employer regarding safety in the work place, including suggestions from employees regarding safety conditions in the work place. Any employee shall have the right to notify the safety committee of a safety condition in the work place. The safety committee shall develop procedures by which an employee may give such notification. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any employer who now or in the future has an established safety committee pursuant to contract or agreement with its employees or their representative.