Health and Safety Committee

This committee will:

Work to educate members on the importance of workplace health and safety.

Prepare and present reports to the regular membership meetings.

Organize an April 28th Day of Mourning ceremony each year.

Participate on the Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committees (JWH&SC) at their workplace.

Ensure that the worker representatives on the JWH&SC meet separately from the employer to prepare for meetings with the employer.

Promote safe work procedures and environments so as to prevent illness and injury as a result of workplace factors. Immediately bring to the attention of the employer any workplace hazard that has the potential to cause members’ illness or injury.

Work to eliminate all workplace hazards, be they physical, environmental, or social.

Members of this committee should be designated as a “Certified Worker Representative” in accordance with the legislation in their respective jurisdictions (provincial, federal).

The committee members will be the elected chairperson and two (2) members. The committee shall appoint its secretary from among its members.

Active delegates: Elaine Moore, Elaine Bambridge