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Part I: Introduction

The mission of the Joint Safety Committee shall be to work toward the elimination of work place injuries and illnesses. The Joint Safety Committee shall work to:

  1. Increase attention to training and the capability of the supervisor and worker to identify and deal with work place health and safety hazards.
  2. Increase the understanding and awareness by all employees of safety and health hazards associated with their jobs which will enable employees to recognize hazardous or dangerous conditions.
  3. Maintain and update the Joint Safety Manual for the campus.
  4. Promptly investigate and respond to Service Maintenance Unsafe Working Conditions Forms brought to the attention of the Committee.
  5. With the assistance of appropriate university departments, study job safety and health analyses of tasks causing the most serious and frequent injuries and illnesses. A job safety and health analysis should consist of these steps:
    1. Determine the tasks to be analyzed by studying past safety and health performance data (Workers Compensation data, for example);
    2. Identify the hazards and dangers causing the injuries and illnesses;
    3. Recommend methods to eliminate the hazards and dangers.
  6. Make a written report of recommendations on a regular basis, to be no less than once each year, to the Administration and to AFSCME Local 832.

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