HEALTH AND SAFETY 7A01 The parties to this Collective Agreement endorse the importance of a safe and secure environment, in which nurses must work. The parties will work together in recognizing and resolving Occupational Health and Safety issues. 7A02 In accordance with the Workplace Safety and Health Act, the Employer agrees to make reasonable and proper provisions for the maintenance of a high standard of health and safety in the workplace and will provide safety and personal protective equipment where required and install safety devices where necessary. 7A03 The Workplace Safety and Health Committee shall operate with Union representation for the purpose of ensuring health and safety in the workplace and the identification of health and safety hazards. On an annual basis the Workplace Safety and Health Committee will be provided with a copy of the Critical Incident Stress Management or applicable policies for review. 7A04 The Employer and the Union agree that no form of abuse of nurses will be condoned in the workplace. Both parties will work together in recognizing, facilitating the reporting of alleged abuse and resolving such problems as they arise. Any nurse who believes a situation may become or has become abusive shall report this to the immediate supervisor. The Employer shall notify the Union ninety-six (96) hours after the receipt of the report. Every reasonable effort will be made to rectify the abusive situation to the mutual satisfaction of the parties. There shall be a policy supporting a Respectful Workplace and zero tolerance of staff abuse which shall be reviewed annually by the Workplace Health and Safety Committee. Such policy shall address the issue of communication strategies, which will include signage. The Employer’s Respectful Workplace policy shall include a commitment to conclude the investigation as quickly as is reasonably possible and that the investigation process itself will be conducted in an impartial manner. 7A05 At the request of a nurse, the Employer shall provide, at no cost to the nurse, vaccination(s) and/or immunization(s) for occupational illness(es) in accordance with the Canadian Immunization Guide from the Laboratory Centre for Disease for Health Canada. 7A06 Rehabilitation and Return to Work Program - The Employer agrees to actively participate and facilitate the rehabilitation and return to work of ill, injured or disabled nurses even when she/he is not covered under the D & R, WCB or MPI programs. Any such nurse will be supernumerary in nature when reasonably possible. The Union shall be notified by the Employer if there is a request for a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Program for a nurse. The Employer shall include the Union in the initial meeting with the nurse to review the provisions of the program to ensure that the work designated is within her/his restrictions and limitations. If required, the Employer shall schedule subsequent (progress) review(s) with the Union and the nurse and may proceed without the Union’s involvement subject to the Union’s concurrence. Where appropriate, by agreement between the Employer and the Union, job postings may be waived. 7A07 Whistle Blowing Protection - Nurses who exercise their rights in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act shall not be subject to discipline or reprisal. 7A08 Basic pay or equivalent time off with a minimum of one (1) hour guaranteed to nurses who are not on duty, will be granted to nurses appointed by the Union to attend meetings of the Workplace Safety and Health Committee or to perform such other duties as may be specified in the Workplace Safety and Health Act or prescribed by regulation. In accordance with the Workplace Safety and Health Act, a nurse is entitled to take time off from her/his regular work duties in order to carry out her/his duties as a committee member under this Act and the regulations. The nurse shall be paid by the Employer at her/his regular or premium pay, as applicable, for all time spent carrying out her/his duties as a committee member under this Act and the regulations. Upon application, each nurse on the Workplace Safety and Health Committee shall be granted paid educational leave in accordance with the Workplace Safety and Health Act. As part of the above paid education days, new Committee Members shall be required to attend a basics course offered by Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health or an equivalent course approved by the Workplace Safety and Health Committee within their first year on the Committee.
Health and Safety Committee (a) The Employer and the Union agree that they mutually desire to maintain standards of safety and health in the Home in order to prevent accidents, injury and illness.
Occupational Health and Safety Committee The Employer and the Union agree to cooperate in the promotion of safe working conditions, the prevention of accidents, the prevention of workplace injuries and the promotion of safe workplace practices.
D5 Health and Safety D5.1 The Contractor shall promptly notify the Authority of any health and safety hazards which may arise in connection with the performance of its obligations under the Contract. The Authority shall promptly notify the Contractor of any health and safety hazards which may exist or arise at the Authority’s Premises and which may affect the Contractor in the performance of its obligations under the Contract.
Health and Safety Committees In order to provide a safe and healthful workplace, local unit level LMCs shall establish Health and Safety Committees. Each committee will be composed of an equal number of representatives appointed by the Union and the Employer and will be co-chaired by a Union and Employer representative. A Union representative must be a member of the unit but either party may be accompanied by staff and/or other subject matter experts who may participate, but not vote, at meetings. Each party shall prepare and submit an agenda to the other party one week prior to any scheduled meeting. If neither party submits an agenda, the meeting shall be canceled. Each committee’s general responsibility will be to provide a safe and healthful workplace by recognizing hazards and recommending the abatement of hazards and educational programs. Each committee will:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (a) The Employer and the Union agree that they mutually desire to maintain standards of safety and health in the workplace in order to prevent accidents, injury and illness.
Work Health and Safety 18.1 The Supplier shall:
Accident Prevention Health and Safety Committee (a) The employer and the Union agree that they mutually desire to maintain standards of safety and health in OPTIONS in order to prevent accidents, injury and illness.
Health & Safety (a) The Employer and the Union agree that they mutually desire to maintain standards of safety and health in the Home, in order to prevent injury and illness and abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act as amended from time to time.
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY 43.01 Unless legislation expressly prohibits maintenance of the status quo, the Board agrees to meet its obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act, in effect on the final ratification date of the collective agreement, as the minimum standard.