OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 47 22.1 Statutory Compliance 47 22.2 Occupational Health and Safety Committee 47 22.3 Unsafe Work Conditions 49 22.4 Investigation of Accidents 49 22.5 Occupational First Aid Requirements and Courses 49 22.6 Occupational Health and Safety Courses 50 22.7 Injury Pay Provisions 50 22.8 Transportation of Accident Victims 50 22.9 Working Hazards 51 22.10 Video Display Terminals 51 22.11 Safety Equipment 51 22.12 Dangerous Goods, Special Wastes and Pesticides & Harmful Substances 51 22.13 Communicable Diseases 51 22.14 Workplace Violence 51 22.15 Pollution Control 52 22.16 Working Conditions 52 22.17 Asbestos 52 22.18 Employee Safety Travelling to and from Work 52 22.19 Strain Injury Prevention 52 ARTICLE 23 - TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 53 23.1 Definition 53 23.2 Notice 53 23.3 Commencing Negotiations 53 23.4 Failure to Reach Agreement 53 23.5 Training Benefits 53 23.6 Transfer Arrangements 54 23.7 Severance Arrangements 54 ARTICLE 24 - CONTRACTING OUT 54 24.1 Contracting Out 54 24.2 Additional Limitation on Contracting Out 54 ARTICLE 25 - HEALTH AND WELFARE 55 25.1 Basic Medical Insurance 55 25.2 Benefit Entitlement for Part-Time Regular Employees 55 25.3 Extended Health Care Plan 55 25.4 Dental Plan 56 25.5 Group Life 56 25.6 Accidental Death and Dismemberment 56 25.7 Business Travel Accident Policy 57 25.8 WorkSafeBC Claim 57 25.9 Employment Insurance 57 25.10 Medical Examination 57 25.11 Legislative Changes 57 25.12 Employee and Family Assistance Program 57 (v) 25.13 Health and Welfare Plans 57 25.14 Designation of Spouse 58 ARTICLE 26 - WORK CLOTHING 58 26.1 Protective Clothing 58 26.2 Union Label 58 26.3 Uniforms 58 26.4 Maintenance of Clothing 58 26.5 Lockers 58
Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee The Employer and the Union recognize the role of the joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee in promoting a safe and healthful workplace. The parties agree that a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee shall be established for each Employer covered by this Collective Agreement. The Committee shall govern itself in accordance with the provisions of the Industrial Health and Safety Regulations made pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act. The Committee shall be as between the Employer and the Union, with equal representation, and with each party appointing its own representatives. Representatives of the Union shall be chosen by the Union membership or appointed by the Union. All minutes of the meetings of the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee will be recorded in a mutually agreeable format and will be sent to the Union. The Union further agrees to actively pursue with the other Health Care Unions a Joint Union Committee for the purposes of this Article. The Employer agrees to provide or cause to be provided to Employer members of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee adequate training and orientation to the duties and responsibilities of committee members to allow the incumbents to fulfil those duties competently. The Union agrees to provide or cause to be provided to Union members of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee adequate training and orientation to the duties and responsibilities of committee members to allow the incumbents to fulfil those duties competently. Such training and orientation shall take place within six (6) months of taking office.
Occupational Health and Safety Act The Employer, the Union and the employees agree to be bound by the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.N.S. 1996, c.7.
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.
Occupational Health & Safety (a) It is a mutual interest of the parties to promote health and safety in workplaces and to prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and occupational diseases. The parties agree that health and safety is of the utmost importance and agree to promote health and safety and wellness throughout the organization. The employer shall provide orientation and training in health and safety to new and current employees on an ongoing basis, and employees shall attend required health and safety training sessions. Accordingly, the parties fully endorse the responsibilities of employer and employee under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, making particular reference to the following:
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.
Environmental Health and Safety i. Environment, Health and Safety Performance. Seller acknowledges and accepts full and sole responsibility to maintain an environment, health and safety management system ("EMS") appropriate for its business throughout the performance of this Contract. Buyer expects that Seller’s EMS shall promote health and safety, environmental stewardship, and pollution prevention by appropriate source reduction strategies. Seller shall convey the requirement of this clause to its suppliers. Seller shall not deliver goods that contain asbestos mineral fibers.
HEALTH AND SAFETY 6.5.1 The Supplier 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 Supplier of any health and safety hazards which may exist or arise at the Premises and which may affect the Supplier in the performance of its obligations under the Contract.
Work Health and Safety (a) The employer and employee acknowledge their responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012.
Accident Prevention Health and Safety Committee (a) The Hospital and the Union agree that they mutually desire to maintain standards of safety and health in the Hospital in order to prevent accidents, injury and illness. Recognizing its responsibilities under the applicable legislation, the Hospital agrees to accept as a member of its Accident Prevention Health and Safety Commit- tee, at least one representative selected or appointed by the Union amongst bargaining unit employees. Such Committee shall identify potential dangers and hazards, institute means of improving health and safety programs and recommend actions to be taken to improve conditions related to safety and health. The Hospital agrees to co-operate reasonably pro- viding necessary information to enable the Committee to fulfill its functions. Meetings shall be held every second month or more fre- quently at the call of the chair if required. The Committee shall maintain Minutes of all meetings and make the same available for review. Any representative appointed or selected in accordance with hereof shall serve for a term of one calendar year from the date of appointment which may be renewed for further periods of one year. Time off for such to attend meetings of the Accident Prevention Health and Safety Committee in accordance with the foregoing shall be granted and time so spent attending such meetings shall be deemed to work time for which the representative shall be paid by the Hospital at his regular or premium rate as may be applicable. The Union agrees to endeavour to obtain the full co-operation of its membership in the observation of all safety rules and practices. Pregnant employees may request to be transferred from their current duties if, in the professional opinion of the employee's physician, the pregnancy may be at risk. If such a transfer is not feasible, the pregnant employee, if she so requests, will be granted an unpaid leave of absence before commencement of the maternity leave referred to in Article It is understood that the word "feasible" as set out above does not include bumping. Where the Hospital identifies high risk areas where employees are exposed to Hepatitis the Hospital will provide, at no cost to the employees, a vaccine to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen. The Hospital agrees to continue its present practices with respect to the provision of protective clothing and safety devices to employees, where applicable, subject to the provisions set out below with respect to safety footwear. The Hospital further agrees to meet directly with the representative of the Union or through the Accident Prevention Committee to discuss the need for any protective clothing or safety equipment in addition to that which the Hospital is presently providing. Effective date of ratification and on that date for each subsequent year, the Hospital will provide thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per year to each full-time employee who is required by the Hospital to wear safety footwear during the course of his duties.