Duties of the Occupational Health & Safety Committee

AUPE’s Constitution sets out the duties of the Occupational Heath & Safety Committee as follows:

The Occupational Health & Safety Committee shall:

  1. review the practices and procedures relating to the Occupational Health and Safety of the members of the Union;
  2. promote the Occupational Health and Safety education of the union members;
  3. ensure that the membership is informed of all relevant information on Occupational Health and Safety;
  4. promote any policy on Occupational Health and Safety as adopted by Convention;
  5. review and spearhead occupational health and safety legislation and regulations and lobby for positive change;
  6. draft policies, briefs and other presentations on issues of concern;
  7. initiate action and participate in meetings, conferences, conventions and education courses on issues of concern relating to Occupational Health and Safety and co-ordinate these with other committees and organizations; and
  8. regularly communicate with each Local’s elected Occupational Health and Safety liaison.