Health and Safety Worksite Representatives

Health and Safety Site Representative (Worksite Representatives) perform the monthly health and safety inspections in each of the employer's worksite, and the employer is required to provide time to complete these monthly inspections. Each year, usually in late September or October, the employer is required to offer training to Worksite Representatives to introduce topics such as hazard identification and the inspection process.

Each month a section of a secondary school must be inspected to ensure that workers have a healthy and safe environment. It is recommended that Worksite Representatives meet with the principal/supervisor at the beginning of the year to establish a schedule for the inspection dates. As of 2012, the Science and Technology areas of the school must be inspected twice per year (once in each semester).

The principal does not need to accompany the Worksite Representative. It is the workers responsibility to complete the site inspection.

After completing the monthly inspection, the procedure establishes the reporting requirements. Worksite Representatives provide a copy of the inspection to the principal. The principal must provide a response within 5 days. The Worksite Representative is asked to send a copy of the original inspection form to the area union representative.

Should a Worksite Representative or another member at a worksite have a health and safety concern, follow the Health & Safety Concern Procedure.  Other relevant documents and forms can be found here.

The following is a list of the area union Health and Safety representatives for the 2016-2017 school year:

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