Call for PSAC Local 901 Joint Health and Safety Committee Members

Call for PSAC 901 Joint Health and Safety Committee Members

The Public Service Alliance Canada Local 901 Union (PSAC 901) is seeking Unit 1 (TAs/TFs/RAs) and Unit 2 (Postdoctoral Scholars) members to serve as union members on joint health and safety committees (JHSC). These are paid positions with an hourly rate of $42.73. Current vacancies for Unit 1 are in Arts and Science, and Administrative (Business, Law), and the Isabel Bader Centre.  Current vacancies for Unit 2 are Administrative (Business, Law), Education, the Isabel Bader Centre, and Health Science. Unit 1 members must have a current TA/TF/RA contract, had one in the past 12 months or expect to have one in the next 12 months. Unit 2 members must have a current Postdoctoral Scholar Contract.

JHSC members conduct safety inspections in teams of laboratories, offices, and buildings specific to their committee. They report hazards observed, as well as hazards communicated to them by students and staff in writing and at committee meetings. At meetings, hazards are discussed, and consensus is reached on a course of corrective action recommended to the university.

Experience with JHSC, knowledge of technical safety aspects or of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are not essential as training will be provided. Reliability, objectivity, approachability, and an interest in safety are necessary.

Apply by sending your CV and a max 300-word statement of interest by Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4pm explaining why you want the position, how you fulfill the required qualifications, your current position with the university, and what faculty you are from to [email protected].

Full detail of the position may be found at under Committees > Health and Safety.

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