University Human Resources
Part I: Introduction
The Joint Safety Committee
In June 1980 the university administration and AFSCME Local 832 established a Safety Committee to investigate reports of unsafe working conditions affecting those employees represented by Local 832 and to seek remedial actions where necessary. This committee is composed of five AFSCME Local 832 appointees and one person from the Physical Plant Administration, one person from Auxiliary Enterprises, one health professional from the Health Center, one person from Office of Risk Management and one person from Environmental Health and Safety. The Bloomington campus Human Resources Director is an ex officio non-voting member. The Chairperson of the committee shall rotate semi-annually between an AFSCME Local 832 appointee and an Administration appointee.
Union representatives appointed to the Safety Committee shall be given a reasonable amount of time during working hours to serve on this Committee and to investigate safety and health hazards brought to the Committee.
Although the Service Maintenance Unsafe Working Conditions Form is an important and integral part of our safety program, the Joint Safety Committee has produced this manual to create within each of you an awareness of potential hazards and how to eliminate them from the work environment.