Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee

Co-Chairs: 
 
Julie Willson (Worker) and Anne Pottier (Management)

The McMaster University Library Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee is designed to stimulate awareness of health and safety in the workplace and to encourage the active participation of all employees in the prevention of accidents. Health and safety is the joint responsibility of management and workers and includes:

  • using personal protection and safety equipment
  • following safe work procedures
  • knowing and complying with all regulations
  • reporting any injury or illness immediately
  • participating in joint health and safety committees

Role of the Committee:

  • to identify potential hazards
  • to evaluate these potential hazards
  • to recommend corrective action
  • to follow up on implemented recommendations

Responsibilities of the Committee:

  • conduct monthly workplace inspections
  • review incident injury reports
  • provide recommendations to senior management on health and safety issues
  • ensure that at least one member of the JHSC representing management and one representing employees are certified to OHSA standards.
  • make recommendations to improve internal responsibility and work place health and safety conditions.
  • post the names and work locations of committee members.
  • post and email copies of the committee minutes and Ministry of Labour inspection reports.

Terms of Reference (updated March 2015)

Membership: 
  NAME
Association
Ext.
E-Mail
Monthly Floor Inspections
Worker Reps  
Mills Library Mark Heal (certified)
UNIFOR
905-741-5275 healm 1st & 3rd floors
Daryl Hartz
UNIFOR
22911 hartzde 5th floor
Janice Adlington MUALA 21312 adling 4th floor
Elysha Ardelean MUALA 23023 ardelee 6th floor
Nicole MacDonnell
UNIFOR
23549 nmacdon 2rd floor
Audrie Schell (certified) UNIFOR 22080 schellaj LL & BSB archival storage
  Nancy Waite UNIFOR 26058 waitenm 2nd floor
Innis Library Alex Erasmi (certified) UNIFOR 22081 erasmial Innis
Thode Library Andrew Colgoni
MUALA
22743 colgoni Thode
Lynn Sorowka UNIFOR 22000 sorowka
Julie Willson (Co-Chair)
UNIFOR
22082 willsonj
Museum of Art Nicole Knibb (certified)
UNIFOR
23241 knibbn Museum of Art
Manager Reps  
Mills Library Anne Pottier (co-chair; certified)
MUFA
22410 pottier 1st floor
Mills Library Marlene Mastragostino TMG 24355 mastrag  
Innis Library Ann Pearce
TMG
28691 apearce Innis
Mills Library Chris Nicol (certified) TMG 23873 cnicol  
Museum of Art Carol Podedworny (certified)
TMG
26452 podedwo Museum of Art
EOHSS Alicia Westfall
Advisor
24967 awest EOHSS

 Training for Health & Safety Committee members:

Level 1 Certification (Basic)

Level 2 Certification - requires the following courses:

  • Basic electricity
  • Ladder Safety
  • Mould Awareness
Minutes: 

The Library Joint Health and Safety Committee will meet every two months.

Committee meetings must be co-chaired by two members. One of the co-chairs is chosen by the members who represent workers, the other by members who represent the employer.

An agenda will be prepared by the co-chairs and distributed one week in advance of the meeting date. Members who wish to have items added to the agenda should give chairpersons ample notice.

Every meeting must have members present who represent the employees and the employer. Quorum is 50% + 1 for both employee and management groups.

Minutes of each meeting must be recorded and available for review by the Ministry of Labour.

 Bill C-45      April 30, 2003  May 28, 2003  June 25, 2003
July 23, 2003  September 24, 2003  November 13, 2003  December 17, 2003
 March 4, 2004  December 17, 2003  March 4, 2004  May 6, 2004
 June 24, 2004  September 23, 2004  November 25, 2004  January 27, 2005
 March 31, 2005  May 26, 2005  August 4, 2005  October 20, 2005
 December 7, 2005  February 9, 2006  April 12, 2006  June 7, 2006
 September 7, 2006  November 8, 2006 January 24, 2007  March 29, 2007
 June 27, 2007  September 13, 2007  November 14, 2007  January 24, 2008
 March 26, 2008  May 28, 2008  July 17, 2008  September 25, 2008
November 26, 2008 January 28, 2009  March 25, 2009  May 27, 2009
 July 29, 2009  September 30, 2009  November 25, 2009  Jan 27, 2010
March 31, 2010  July 14, 2010  September 29, 2010  November 24, 2010
January 10, 2011  March 23, 2011  June 22, 2011  September 21, 2011
November 23, 2011 January 18, 2012  March 21, 2012 June 6, 2012
June 27, 2012 September 19, 2012  November 14, 2012 January 16, 2013
March 12, 2013 June 25, 2013  September 5, 2013 November 12, 2013
January 28, 2014 May 27, 2014  July 22,2014  September 23, 2014
November 25, 2014 January 27, 2015  March 24, 2015  May 26, 2015
July 28, 2015 September 22, 2015  November 24, 2015 January 19, 2016
March 15, 2016 May 17, 2016 July 19, 2016 September 20, 2016
November 15, 2016 January 19, 2017    

 

Library/Museum Health & Safety Inspection Form - only to be used as a supplement to the following forms

Office Inspection Form - use for routine inspections of library/museum floors

Lab Inspection Form - use for inspections of library/museum preservation labs

Office Inspection Form - Supervisors

Lab Inspection Form - Supervisors

Annual Audit Form

Injury/Incident Report Form

First Aid Qualified Staff & First Aid Kit locations (updated December 2016)

Fire and Safety Training for New Library Staff

Emergency Procedures for University Libraries

Administrative Procedures:

Contacts:

In the case of an Emergency -  Dial 88 reach campus security, emergency first response team, etc.
 
Alternate phone number for Security: 905-522-4135
 
Manager  Co-Chair, JOHSC -  Anne Pottier  (x 22410)  pottier@mcmaster.ca
Worker Co-Chair, JOHSC - Julie Willson (x 22082)  willsonj@mcmaster.ca
Employee Health & Wellness - x 26965   
Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services  (EOHSS)  - x  24352       eohss@mcmaster.ca
Employee & Family Assistance Program - Wilson Banwell PROACT Human Solutions