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1 NPF Occupational Health & Safety Representative (OHSR) OHS Accountability HS4_20.11.13

2 OHS Team SLER Responsibilities Criteria Election/Appointment Your responsibilities Things you should know Agenda 2

3 OHS Team National Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee (NOHSPC) Senior Local Employer Representative (SLER) Managers and employees Yourself as OHSR 3

4 National Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee (NOHSPC) Principal forum for joint labour-management consultation Review policy and health and safety programs Review strategic, longer term and emerging OHS issues having a national impact Make recommendations to the CEO on OHS issues and their implications on operations and employees 4

5 OHSR MUST RECOGNIZE SLER Responsibilities 5 Appoint OHSC members or an OHSR Ensure compliance with OHS training Respond to OHS complaints/concerns Conduct workplace inspection Investigate accidents or illnesses Share copies of hazard reports Manage changes in workplace Maintain an OHS bulletin board Keep OHS records Liaison with Base General Safety Officer Bring unresolved issue to your chain of command

6 ELECTION / APPOINTMENT OHSR 6 Union elect the employee If no union, the employees without managerial duties elect among themselves an employee SLER appoints the elected employee to assume the duties of OHSR

7 OHSR Two years, renewable Not be personally liable for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith 7

8 Your Responsibilities as OHSR Report directly to SLER Inspect workplace monthly, preferably with SLER Participate with SLER with investigation of accidents/illnesses Respond to complaint from employees only if unresolved by immediate supervisors Make recommendations for improvements to SLER Participate with Hazard Prevention Program Review ESDC Annual Employer Report (Lab1009b) Retain OHS files, as per next slide 8

9 Developing a Recommendation to SLER Discuss issue That Requires Action Can the local employer make a decision? No Yes What is the fix? Move on to another issue Develop Recommendation to LSER Basic Issue (e.g. Fix it) Complex Issue Describe OHS Issue What, Why, Who, Where, When Describe OHS Issue  What, Why, Who, When  Are there specific H&S Legislation or applicable standards? Explain Recommended Option  What steps are required?  How well will this option fix the problem?  How long will it take?  How much will it cost?  Who will be affected (type/ # employees)?  Why did OHSC/OHSR decide to recommend this option? Provide Recommendation and Suggested Timeline (for each step if necessary) Provide Recommendation and Suggested Timeline 9

10 TitlesSLEROHSCOHSRHR OfficeRetention Period Minutes Meetings Yes 2 yrs ESDC OHSC Activities Schedule 10 Yes 10 yrs ESDC Annual Employer HOIR Lab1009b Yes 10 yrs ESDC Hazardous Occurrence Incidence Report Lab1070b Yes 10 yrs Ergonomic AssessmentYes While employed Accident InvestigationYes 10 yrs Inspection Report Yes 2 yrs Personal Protective Equipment Yes 2 yrs after cease to be used First Aid RegisterYes 2 yrs beginning on date of an entry Record Completed H&S TrgYes While employed Refusal to WorkYes While employed Violence in WorkplaceYes While employed Notes: OHSC Secretary maintains files on behalf of the Committee HR Office registers completed OHS Trg in HRIS Data Base Record Keeping 10

11 REMEMBER SLER is responsible to LIAISE WITH BGSOs SLER addresses structural issues Accident investigation and Inspection First Aid, CPR & Fire Warden training 11

12 Improve working conditions Ensure continued productivity Reduce the risks of accident/illness Advise SLER of necessary measures in case of dangerous situations 12 A SUCCESSFUL OHSR SHOULD

13 To whom you report issues Where to find compliance training in the OHS Toolbox Where to find support tools (OHS Toolbox) OHS Things You Should Know as the OHSR 13

14 14 Conclusion 14 You’ve been introduced to the responsibilities As an NPF OHS Representative


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