A Union-Management Occupational Health & Safety Committee shall be established consisting of four members appointed by the Union from their Bargaining Unit and four members appointed by Management. Each party shall notify the other in writing of its appointees and any subsequent changes.
One representative from the Corporation and one Union representative from the Committee shall conduct inspections as recommended by the Committee but in no instance will the time between inspections exceed three (3) months.
Within five (5) days after the inspection, a meeting of the Committee shall be held to discuss the findings of the inspection and any other items of safety. Minutes of meetings will be distributed to each committee member and will, within five (5) days, be presented to Management with recommendations for action.
The Corporation and the Union are committed to the safety, health and welfare of employees. This is accomplished through various joint safety committees and a collaborative effort and relentless commitment by all employees.
The following committees have been established to promote safety. When the need arises to change the direction or the existence of these committees, it will be done jointly with union and management. These committees will review and update their respective mandates as required.
(a) Safety Partnership Committee
Safety Partnership Committee consists of company and union leadership members. The Safety Partnership Committee mandate includes:
(b) Safety Leaders Committee
The Safety Leaders Committee consists of union members appointed by the union executive and management members appointed by the company. Each safety leader will champion and promote safety and health within the Corporation.
The mandate includes:
(c) Safety Stewards
Safety Stewards are a group of representatives from each shop whose mandate includes:
Advocating on behalf of their shop on health & safety matters; participating in accident / incident investigations. The mandate of the Health & Safety Committee is to protect and maintain the interests of the IBEW and its members, with respect to health, wellness and benefits.
Key Result Areas
To ensure that we fulfill our mandate we will focus on these key result areas:
All Health & Safety committees will serve as a resource to the IBEW regarding health, wellness and benefits by becoming informed of and staying current about issues related to these areas.