CMBC – Help Keep Your Workplace Safe: Join Your Local Health and Safety Committee
November 19, 2021
To: All MoveUP members at CMBC in Security
PLEASE RESPOND BY NOVEMBER 26
The Joint Worksite Occupational Health and Safety Committee at your location needs your help. This committee is made up of both union members and management who ensure your office/worksite is a safe and healthy environment in which to work.
In accordance with Workers’ Compensation Act, Division 4, joint occupational health & safety (OH&S) meetings will take place every month to identify and make recommendations that correct unsafe and unhealthy work environments. You will conduct worksite inspections and participate in any investigations or inquiries of the workplace.
The time you spend on committee business is paid for by the employer. In addition, committee members are entitled to eight (8) hours of education leave each year, paid fully by Coast Mountain Bus Company. We recommend that all committee members take their training through the BC Federation of Labour’s Health and Safety Centre. Here is a link to their website. Their training schedule should be updated by early New Year.
If you are interested in joining your Joint Worksite Occupational Health and Safety Committee or would like more information about what is involved in being on this committee, please contact me at email@example.com.
All bargaining unit committee members are appointed by our union’s president, David Black, in accordance with our constitution.
Christy Slusarenko, Vice-President of Combined Units
Shawn Lakusta, Union Representative