Health and Safety Committee

Report of the Health and Safety Committee

June 2009

Chris Aylward Item 11(e)

A National Health & Safety Policy Committee meeting was held on June 4th.  The minutes will be distributed when available and the minutes of the Policy Committee meeting of February 19 have been distributed. Although the committee has not met since the last council, the Chair has been involved with the National President on the issue of H1N1. The Chair and the Staff Advisor have met several times to discuss issues such as the regional conferences, local committee minutes and the template to be used for the minutes.  A memo was distributed to all locals and the Local H&S contacts on the importance of the template. The Chair also had discussions with the employer on the date stamping machines placed in the offices and has met with the Working Group on the Job Hazard Analysis for field workers. The National Committee will be meeting on June 23 and 24 to further plan the Regional Conferences and to discuss the local allocation of participants paid by UTE.  The Chair will explain this further at the June Council meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Aylward
Chair of the Committee