2 Agenda OHS Team SLER Responsibilities Criteria Election/Appointment Your responsibilitiesThings you should knowSince you completed the training module covering “Employees OHS Accountabilities”, that content is not repeated here.
3 OHS TeamNational Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee (NOHSPC)Senior Local Employer Representative (SLER)Managers and employeesYourself as OHSRImportant to be familiar with associated partners of the OHS Team.Let’s review each one in the next slides.Good communication is the key to an effective health and safety system. Your input will provide a link between the people doing the work and the SLER.Your expertise and experience will assist to identify hazards and finding solutions.
4 National Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee (NOHSPC) Principal forum for joint labour-management consultationReview policy and health and safety programsReview strategic, longer term and emerging OHS issues having a national impactMake recommendations to the CEO on OHS issues and their implications on operations and employeesNOHSPC includes Division Heads or their Delegates as well as representatives of the Bargaining Agents will meet on a quarterly basis.Should you come across an unresolved issue locally, your SLER may refer that issue through your divisional chain of command.
5 SLER Responsibilities OHSR MUST RECOGNIZESLER ResponsibilitiesAppoint OHSC members or an OHSREnsure compliance with OHS trainingRespond to OHS complaints/concernsConduct workplace inspectionInvestigate accidents or illnessesShare copies of hazard reportsManage changes in workplaceMaintain an OHS bulletin boardKeep OHS recordsLiaison with Base General Safety OfficerBring unresolved issue to your chain of commandSLER is responsible for OHS of employees as well as any persons present in the designated work places.Most of the SLER’s OHS tasks are achieved with your assistance as an onsite OHS team.OHS Website provides Toolbox with elements of the program in order to comply with CLC Part II, as it applies to Staff of NPF, CF.
6 ELECTION / APPOINTMENT OHSR Union elect the employeeIf no union, the employees without managerial duties elect among themselves an employeeSLER appoints the elected employee to assume the duties of OHSRStaff of NPF, CF eligibility, employee not assuming managerial duty. Commonly a CAT 1 employee.CAT II employees without supervisory duties may be elected.If union present, union proposes an employee to SLER.If no union, employees without managerial duties will elect an employee.Non union employees are also consulted for election of an OHSR.SLER appoints the OHSR.
7 OHSR Two years, renewable Not be personally liable for anything done or omitted to be done in good faithOHSR’s appointment may be renewed at the end of a term for another term.Your are encouraged to select an alternate employee to serve as replacement when you are unable to assume your functions.OHSR has to request permission from immediate manager prior to assuming/performing associated OHS duties.
8 Your Responsibilities as OHSR Report directly to SLERInspect workplace monthly, preferably with SLERParticipate with SLER with investigation of accidents/illnessesRespond to complaint from employees only if unresolved by immediate supervisorsMake recommendations for improvements to SLERParticipate with Hazard Prevention ProgramReview ESDC Annual Employer Report (Lab1009b)Retain OHS files, as per next slideYou act as an on-site partner to help management maintain good OHS conditions in the workplace. You assist SLER to prevent or reduce the incidence of occupational injuries, illnesses, accidents and damages to the properties assigned to NPF.You participate in the assessment of training, observe content/delivery and provide recommendations to local SLER.
9 Developing a Recommendation to SLER Discuss issue That Requires ActionCan the local employer make a decision?What is the fix?Move on to another issueNoYesDevelop Recommendation to LSERBasic Issue(e.g. Fix it)Complex IssueDescribe OHS IssueWhat, Why, Who, WhenAre there specific H&S Legislation or applicable standards?Describe OHS IssueWhat, Why, Who, Where, WhenExplain Recommended OptionWhat 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?When you decides action should be taken on an OHS issue, this flow chart will assist you to develop your recommendations.Provide Recommendation and Suggested TimelineProvide Recommendation and Suggested Timeline (for each step if necessary)
10 Record Keeping Titles SLER OHSC OHSR HR Office Retention Period Minutes MeetingsYes2 yrs ESDC OHSC Activities Schedule 1010 yrs ESDC Annual Employer HOIR Lab1009b10 yrsESDC Hazardous Occurrence Incidence Report Lab1070bErgonomic Assessment While employedAccident InvestigationInspection Report 2 yrs Personal Protective Equipment2 yrs after cease to be usedFirst Aid Register2 yrs beginning on date of an entryRecord Completed H&S TrgWhile employed Refusal to WorkYes Violence in WorkplaceThe OHSR keeps and maintains the OHS records, as listed on this slide, to be readily available for examination by ESDC Labour Program, Health and Safety Officer.Notes: OHSC Secretary maintains files on behalf of the CommitteeHR Office registers completed OHS Trg in HRIS Data Base
11 REMEMBER SLER is responsible to LIAISE WITH BGSOs SLER addresses structural issuesAccident investigation and InspectionFirst Aid, CPR & Fire Warden trainingAnything dealing with structural issues should be shared both ways, e.g. air quality, temperature, relative humidity, structural defects).Accident investigation should be conducted jointly when a member of the CF or the public service is injured in facilities, or during activities, under NPF management.Base General Workplace inspections should be conducted in presence of SLER, or representative and a member of OHSC or OHSR.First Aid, CPR & Fire Warden training could be sought from Base resources.
12 A SUCCESSFUL OHSR SHOULD Improve working conditionsEnsure continued productivityReduce the risks of accident/illnessAdvise SLER of necessary measures in case of dangerous situationsDifference between an effective OHSR, and an ineffective one lies with:Your commitment and sincerity.Understanding your role and functions.Your acceptance of responsibilities.
13 OHS Things You Should Know as the OHSR To whom you report issuesWhere to find compliance training in the OHS ToolboxWhere to find support tools (OHS Toolbox)If you have any questions/comments, consult your senior local employer representative.
14 NPF OHS Representative ConclusionYou’ve been introduced to the responsibilitiesAs anNPF OHS RepresentativeSLERs – please report this completed HS trg module to your local HR Office for recording into Accero.14
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