Health and Safety Committee

Report of the Health and Safety Committee

June 2007

Chris Aylward Item 11(e)

Since my last report, we have now concluded all regional Health and Safety conferences.  One was held in Winnipeg in April and one in Moncton in May.  The comments were very positive and hopefully, the conference provided a good basic knowledge of health and safety to our workplace committee members.

The input call for the National Health and Safety conference to be held in August was sent out on June 5th.  You will note that Regional Vice-presidents are scheduled to have a regional caucus on the Sunday morning and I will provide you with more details.

A National Health and Safety Policy Committee meeting was held on May 31st.  The main topics discussed were the Job hazard analyses for field employees and the training for managers and employees.  The minutes of the March 1st meeting were sent out recently.

Our committee is also reviewing a format for a UTE Health and Safety award to be given to someone who has made a significant health and safety contribution at the local or national levels.

In solidarity,

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Aylward
Chairperson of the Committee