Health and Safety Committee

Report of the Health and Safety Committee

June 2006

Chris Aylward Item 11(e)

Our committee met on May 10 & 11 and a copy of the minutes is attached.  The National Health and Safety Policy Committee is scheduled to meet on May 25, a copy of the agenda items to be discussed is attached.  I will provide a verbal update at Council.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Aylward
Chairperson of the Committee


 AGENDA

NATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING WITH ALL UNIONS
AND
THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY

May 25, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

200 LAURIER AVENUE WEST
8th Floor Boardroom
OTTAWA, ONTARIO


Opening Remarks

  1. Job Hazard Analysis Recommendations (Common Issues) / Agency OHS Audit
  2. Job Hazard Analyses for Field Employees
  3. Work Place Committee Training
  4. Health and Safety Awareness for Employees
  5. Protective Footwear Allowance
  6. Pandemic Planning
  7. OHS Video
  8. Hazard Prevention Program Regulation
  9. Portable Duress Alarms for Service Agents

Closing Remarks

Deferred to Future Meeting

  1. Work Place Committee Member and Health and Safety Representative Policy
  2. Health and Safety Training for Managers
  3. CRA First Aid Health and Safety Policy

1. JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS RECOMMENDATIONS (COMMON ISSUES) / AGENCY OHS AUDIT

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with an update on the progress of consolidating the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Common Issues recommendations list and the Action Plan related to the Multi-Regional Audit of Occupational Health and Safety within the CRA.

2. JOB HAZARD ANALYSES FOR FIELD EMPLOYEES

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with an update on the Job Hazard Analyses for Field Employees.

3. WORK PLACE COMMITTEE TRAINING

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with an update regarding the revision to the Work Place Committee Training course.

4. HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARENESS FOR EMPLOYEES

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with an update on the development of a health and safety awareness package for employees.

5. PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR ALLOWANCE

ISSUE

The Committee will be advised of the progress that has been made in rolling out changes to the protective footwear program. 

6. PANDEMIC PLANNING

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with information on the status of pandemic planning within the CRA.

7. OHS VIDEO

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with information on the update of the OHS video “It’s Good Business”.

8. HAZARD PREVENTION PROGRAM REGULATION

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with information on the new Hazard Prevention Program Regulation that came into effect in December 2005.

9. PORTABLE DURESS ALARMS FOR SERVICE AGENTS

ISSUE

The Committee will be provided with an update on the provision of portable duress alarms for service agents.