The Occupational Health and Safety Act Sample Clauses

The Occupational Health and Safety Act defines workplace harassment as engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome. For clarification, harassment does not include, among other things, proper management disciplinary actions, counseling, or actions related to performance or attendance problems that are conducted according to the City’s procedures. Should an employee believe they are a victim of harassment he/she should follow the procedures outlined in the City’s Respect in the Workplace Policy. If the issue is still not resolved through the Respect in the Workplace Policy, it may be filed as a grievance at step #2 within ten (10) working days after the conclusion of the Harassment Policy process. It is understood that the City’s Respect in the Workplace Policy will be administered consistently and fairly and be revised on a regular basis. Where the employer conducts an investigation involving bargaining unit members, a summary of the findings will also be provided to the complainant, respondent and union representative where appropriate. The President of CUPE Local 3760 or designate will be provided access to the report to read in full. In any conflicts between this Article and the OHRC and/or the OHSA the OHRC and the OHSA shall supersede this Article.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act. CANADA LABOUR CODE Most work-related disabilities can be avoided if both man- agement and workers live up to their responsibilities under The Canada Labour Code Part Here is a quick guide to the Act. For details, refer to the Regulations Respecting Occupational Safety and Health made under Part of the Canada Labour Code Employer’s Duties Among other things, the employer must: Provide information, instruction and training so that the employee can work in a safe manner. Acquaint the worker with any workplace hazard. Appoint a competent person as supervisor. Co-operate with and assist the Health and Safety Committee and representative. Take every precaution reasonable for the protection of the worker.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act. Most work-related disabilities can be avoided if both management and workers live up to their responsibilities under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. Here is a quick guide to the Act. For details, refer to the Act itself which is found in the small green book which must be posted in every workplace or contact your Union Health & Safety Representative.

Related to The Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • 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 (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.

  • 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 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 SAFETY AND HEALTH Section 1. The Labor-Management Committee established pursuant to Article XVI shall sit from time to time as an Occupational Safety and Health Committee.

  • 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:

  • SAFETY AND HEALTH 15.1 The Council shall continue to make all reasonable provisions for the occupational safety and health of employees. The Council will welcome suggestions on the subject from the Association and the parties undertake to consult with a view to adopting and expeditiously carrying out reasonable procedures and techniques designed or intended to prevent or reduce the risk of employment injury.

  • 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.