Safety Committee shall consist of three (3) members elected from the general membership.  Their duties shall be to see that Safety Regulations as laid out by the Workers Compensation Board are carried out and report on any irregularities or safety hazards.  The Committee shall report on all actions and findings at the next regular general membership meeting.  Safety Committee members shall be entitled to attend all seminars and workshops relating to safety.  All reports and proposals of this Committee be made available to the members for information at the next regular general membership meeting, following presentation to the Executive.  Also, the reports and proposals are to be published in the monthly Chronicle that precedes the meeting the reports and proposals are tabled at.

The Committee consists of the following CUPE728 members:

  • George Hardy
  • Allan Henricks
  • Edward Parsotam

February 15, 2017 – Discussed Hazardous Waste Disposal of workplace materials, procedure to be developed by Health & Safety Committee.  Review of Stats – a lot of slip and falls due to weather.  Remember to wear appropriate footwear for weather conditions.  Non-District leaning products being used in our site.  Waiting for draft on how to remove the non-district cleaning products.  George Hardy requesting all incidents/accident reports for caretakers for 2016.  Main sewer pipe leak at Martha Currie Elem.  Nancy Johnston to prepare safe work procedure regarding this type of situation.  Asbestos on the outside of some older portables.  Nancy Johnston to prepare safe work procedure for identification of Asbestos on portables.

Here are the following members that are on the Health & Safety Sub-Committe for 2017/2018

  • Karen Nicolette
  • Nora Hooper
  • Justin Lukasyk
  • Christine Meeks
  • Rob Tustin

February 15, 2017 – Reminder of the importance of reporting violent behaviors an injured relieved from work.  If support staff are getting hit by students and not reporting it they are indicating that it’s ok for all staff to get injured