We need Health and Safety representatives to sit on Joint Health and Safety Committees!
The Joint Health and Safety Committees, or JHSC for short, is a group of management and labour representatives that meet regularly to discuss Health and Safety issues on McMaster University Main Campus in addition to off-site locations. These individuals also conduct regular inspections of McMaster property to help better identify any safety-related issues that need to be addressed. JHSCs also make recommendations to Senior Management regarding the identification and control of hazards. These recommendations may include building improvements, procedure implementation, training requirements, policies and programs.
JHSC meetings are monthly and you are paid at your regular hourly rate of pay to attend. At minimum the idea is to be the eyes and ears of the union at these meetings. You’re encouraged to get involved as much as you want in order to make campus a safer place to work. Some ways of getting more involved include: getting health and safety training, participating in workplace inspections or joining some of the working groups and sub-committees. Attached is a list of vacancies we are trying to fill. If you don’t see a position that fits with your work position but you’re interested in getting involved get in touch.
Contact me at: email@example.com for more information or to get involved.
To be eligible to sit on a committee you need to:
- Be a member of one of the units that have a vacancy
- Work in one of the buildings covered by that committee